Author: Check out our pick the best design and illustration from CSM's 2014 grad show.
The graduate show of UAL Central Saint Martins is always a highlight of the grad show season, and this year there was a lot of top notch work on show.
The work from graduates of the university's BA Graphic Design course spanned advertising, branding, illustraton, interactive and game design, and animation and film – plus we check out some work from the MA Communication Design course.
Last year, the standout student was illustrator Edward Carvalho-Monaghan, whose psychedelic colours and bold graphics has lead to a lot of big commissions and saw him exhibiting at the Pick Me Up festival as part of the Pick Me Up Selects group by April this year. This year it was designer and illustrator Brian Lo whose work stood above all others.
In the Double Take series, his uses monochrome lines and type to explore how Hong Kong has changed since it stopped being a British colony.
Brian says that "this project aims to rediscover the lost tales of significant streets in Hong Kong. Of the five selected are ones that provide unusual insight to how the city of Hong Kong operated during the British colonial rule.
"Documenting present day streetscapes and browsing through historical images of old Hong Kong is only one method. More importantly, researching into why the streets were given their respective names provides a renewed understanding of what has occurred in the past, some of which are unexpected in their narrative and require a second glance at the story."
Use the slideshow controls above and right to see more of the work on show at Central Saint Martins 2014 grad show.