Young Guns 13 WINNERS

2015: This is remembered as being the "tough" year; while the number of submissions remained high, the jury was very unforgiving when it came to work that displayed the slightest hint of mediocrity They held up every entry to the highest possible standards, and in the end, only nineteen Young Guns 13 winners were selected — the smallest list in Young Guns history.

The Young Guns 13 Cube, designed by YG10 winners Dark Igloo alongside design studio Chen&Kai, is comprised of personal and professional objects acquired from all twelve previous Young Guns classes, broken down and embedded into a truly individual trophy. When the winners received their hard-earned honors on September 17, 2015, they weren't just making history, they were taking home a piece of it too.


Chihiro Konno


Chihiro Konno is a designer and art director in Tokyo, Japan. Prior to joining creative lab PARTY in 2011, she earned her Bachelor's degree in Design Informatics at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, and Master’s Degree in Graphic Design at Nottingham Trent University in the U.K. through the Paul Smith Scholarship.

Chihiro focuses on creating new ways of making graphic design tangible and physical, and works across multiple fields including digital, space design, product design and films. The tools and materials she uses for her work range from paper, pencil, and her computer, to bamboo, bicycle, bubblegum, chocolate, clay, cookies, LCD displays, lights, stones, and textiles. To fuel her mind and maintain a fresh pair of eyes, she makes time for exploring the world from her desk as well as in different corners of the globe.

Chihiro has been recognized by awards such as D&AD, One Show Design, Prix Émile Hermès, Good Design Award (JP).




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