Young Guns 17 Winners

2019: In a year that could arguably be described as the most diverse class in Young Guns history, a jury of more than 60 respected creatives — half of them past Young Guns winners themselves — spent two months reviewing hundreds of submissions from a record 45 different countries. 

After several rounds of judging, which narrowed down the vast pool of talent to a finalist list of 81 creatives, the jury debated, discussed and ultimately selected 28 superstars to be part of Young Guns 17. This year's class runs across a wide variety of disciplines, and with only three YG17 winners being American-born, the global nature of this accolade is becoming even greater.

The winners of Young Guns 17 are set to be honored on November 20 in New York City, where they will receive this year's version of the coveted Young Guns Cube, created by Barcelona based designer and Young Guns 7 winner Verònica Fuerte and Hey Studio.


Every creative in the Young Guns 17 class is already a superstar, but the Creative Choice Award is an opportunity for the world to choose their favorites! Simply cast your vote for which YG17 winner's work you like most; votes will be collected until Tuesday, November 19, with the winner receiving an additional prize at the ceremony the following evening.

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Alva Skog


Alva Skog is a Swedish illustrator based in London, UK. Alva has a bachelor in graphic design from Central Saint Martins. Their work is inspired by feminism and feminist issues and this effects how they represent different gender identities. Alva's style is defined by bold colours, sculptural bodies and skewed or exaggerated perspectives. Their illustrations have been commissioned by a range of clients including Apple, The Guardian and The New York Times.

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Coal Drops Yard Identity Agency: Alva Skog Client: Coal Drops Yard Category: YG17 Year: 2019
Ones to Watch 2019 Agency: Alva Skog Client: It's Nice That Category: YG17 Year: 2019
This is What a Feminist Country Looks Like Agency: Alva Skog Client: New York Times Category: YG17 Year: 2019
The Pain of Child Abuse - and How to Survive It. Agency: Alva Skog Client: The Guardian Category: YG17 Year: 2019
Stuff They Don’t Tell You: Client Relationships Agency: Alva Skog Client: WeTransfer Category: YG17 Year: 2019




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