Young Guns 14 WINNERS

2016: In a bold departure from recent years, Young Guns 14 returned the award to its roots. The awards eschewed a call for entries in favor of a nomination process where esteemed cultural influencers would choose cutting-edge creatives, who would then be selected by a panel of judges made up of industry heavyweights and previous Young Guns winners. The end result? A class of 30 winners representing eight different countries and an eclectic array of discipline

The Cube, which was unveiled at the September 17, 2016 ceremony, was created by luxury audio brand Master & Dynamic, under the guidance of designer and YG8 winner Nicole Jacek.


George Michael Brower

Always & Forever Computer Entertainment

George Michael Brower (b. 1988) is a Brooklyn based artist making interactive experiences for the web and virtual reality. He is the founder of Always & Forever Computer Entertainment, where he practices a broad range of disciplines from design and motion graphics to music composition, 3D modelling and programming. Sitting somewhere between game studio and art practice, Always & Forever makes highly stylized, immersive experiences based around music and play. Most jiggle.

George graduated from UCLA's Design Media Arts department in 2010 and began his career at Google Creative Lab working as a designer and developer. There, he contributed to some of the web's most celebrated interactive content, beginning with Arcade Fire's seminal web-based music video, The Wilderness Downtown. In addition to his work promoting Google Chrome, George released open source libraries for making art with code, and directed interactive advertisements that ran in Times Square on some of the world's largest digital billboards.

After 5 years with Google, George formed Always & Forever, in search of a place where no one would dare put their money, to explore his art in the absence of a brief. The studio's first VR project, called Playthings, has been exhibited at TriBeCa Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and New York Fashion week. He currently serves on AIGA NY's Board of Directors and was named one of Print Magazine's New Visual Artists under 30.




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