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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Roberts Rūrāns


Having finished Printmaking department at the Art Academy of Latvia and co-founded "Overpriced" design studio, Roberts Rurans is now a freelance illustrator based in Riga, Latvia. His illustration style could be best described as a playful mix of characters, simple shapes, use of textures, bright colours and witty compositions, often with a touch of humour and ease.

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Monday Agency: Roberts Rurans Client: Domuzime Magazine Category: YG17 Year: 2019
Summer Concerts at Fon Stricka Villa Agency: Roberts Rurans Client: Fon Stricka Villa Category: YG17 Year: 2019
Festive Collection Agency: Roberts Rurans Client: Madara Cosmetics Category: YG17 Year: 2019
National Encyclopedia Agency: Roberts Rurans Client: National Library of Latvia Category: YG17 Year: 2019
Professions Agency: Roberts Rurans Client: Pikolo Category: YG17 Year: 2019
Incredible Bugs Agency: Roberts Rurans Client: Viction-Viction Category: YG17 Year: 2019




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