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.

Leo Porto


Leo Porto is a Brazilian designer and founder of Porto Rocha. Previous to Porto Rocha, Leo was design director at Collins NY. He also worked at other renowned design studios including Pentagram, Mother and Chermayeff & Geismar & Haviv. Leo has worked with a diverse range of clients including cultural institutions such as the Brooklyn Museum, Guggenheim and architect Zaha Hadid, as well as major retail and tech companies including Facebook, Twitch, Nike, Spotify and Target. Leo's work has been recognized internationally by most major design awards and publications such as The One Club, Print Magazine, and The Type Director's Club. His work has been part of exhibitions in Berlin, Lima, New York, Paris, São Paulo, Tokyo and Toronto. In 2017, Leo founded Bonde with his partner Felipe Rocha. Bonde was the first Brazilian design conference in New York, bringing together over 400 people, 10 speakers, 80 publications and pop-up exhibitions, to celebrate Brazilian design on a global stage. Most recently, Leo Porto became a professor at the School of Visual Arts, where he teaches typography with Pedro Sanches.

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605 Agency: Leo Porto Client: 605 Category: YG17 Year: 2019
Equinox Hotels Agency: Leo Porto Client: Equinox Category: YG17 Year: 2019
Melissa Flygrl Agency: Leo Porto Client: Grendene Category: YG17 Year: 2019
Heyday Agency: Leo Porto Client: Target Category: YG17 Year: 2019
Vitaminwater Agency: Leo Porto Client: The Coca Cola Company Category: YG17 Year: 2019
Bonde Agency: Leo Porto Category: YG17 Year: 2019




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