Central Saint Martins has a reputation for producing graduates across graphic design, illustration, animation and advertising whose work is more conceptual than commercial. 2017's grad show was remarkable for including a wealth of work that was both – featuring fully formed graduates destined for high grades (I assume) and ready to hire or commission.

There was particularly strong (whisper it) traditional illustration, powerful copywriting and branding work taking on the challenge of some fundamentally uncool brands (and succeeding).

So here's our pick of seven graduates we expect to see great things from in the future. Here's a full list of this year's Central Saint Martins BA Graphic Design Degree graduates

Thomas Moore

Occasionally at grad shows you'll come across a designer or artist who's talent is obvious from the moment you see their work (Edward Monaghan at the CSM 2013 grad show is an obvious example). This year's 'you gotta check out his work' is Thomas Moore, whose densely packed, large-scale artworks bring Hogarth into the now.


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