Young Guns 12 WINNERS

2014: The theme for Young Guns 13 was "Creativity Never Dies", best exemplified in a video game created by dozens of past Young Guns winners where the game character would live forever. This year’s Young Guns Cube was definitely a show stealer at the October 9, 2014 ceremony. Designed at Deutsch Inc. by Young Guns winners Menno Kluin (YG6) Juan Carlos Pagan (YG11) and Brian Gartside (YG12), this laser-etched and hand-polished beauty now sits on the shelves of 31 young creatives around the world.

 

Faust

Faust has become recognized for incorporating classical calligraphic sensibilities with contemporary graffiti writing. Martha Cooper, co-author of the seminal book Subway Art, described him as "a prolific practitioner of elegantly executed handstyles." Faust was featured throughout two of Cooper's most recent books, Going Postal and Name Tagging. Faust was also published in Graffiti New York by Luke Felisbret, Definition: The Art and Design of Hip Hop by Cey Adams and Graffiti 365 by Jay Edlin, which features the following excerpt:

"Among all the amateur scribbling and indecipherable hieroglyphics that make up the average tagger's landscape, a skilled hand at penmanship is a rarity. New York-based artist Faust is best known for his impeccable calligraphy skills... Faust grounds his ethos in the idea that a graffiti writer needn't change his style of artwork to be a legitimate fine artist - the letters are enough."

Faust has exhibited at the Grand Palais in Paris and collaborated with the Graffiti Research Lab at MoMA in New York. Clients including Nike, Def Jam, Faberge, Absolut, New Era and Lincoln. Faust was named as one of Juxtapoz Magazine's Top 20 Graffiti Artists To Know Right Now, and Paper Magazine's Young NYC Artist's Shaking Things Up.

 

 

 

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