This issue we celebrate new talent in the creative industries – proudly showing off cover competition winner and recent graduate David Sum’s awesome, labyrinthine entry, and a 29-page feature of the finest design and illustration graduates in the UK.
It was fun, if not a little daunting, going around a number of graduation shows this year, and contacting universities to see the graduates’ work from around the UK. Fun because this year’s crop of grads are a talented lot, and daunting because we knew we had to whittle the number down to only a handful. Starting on page 45 you’ll see work that’s imaginative, playful, serious, but above all quick to communicate and engage. I’d love to hear your thoughts on our selection, so get in touch! This seems like the perfect time to also take a noholds-barred look at the realities of graduates getting into the industry. Do schools prepare them well enough? If not, who needs to do what to change the situation? I really hope the feature over on page 36 gives plenty to think about, but also paints a hopeful, inspiring future. That’s certainly how I feel after putting this issue together!