Young Guns 18 Winners

2020: Let's face it — this was not going to be a normal year for anybody in the creative community. COVID-19 has affected everyone in ways great and small, but we knew that Young Guns 18 would carry on. After all, this is an award that honors a young creative's body of work over multiple years, not just what could be done over Zoom and with social distancing. And so the call for entries was opened in June, and the global response far surpassed expectations that had been muted by the pandemic.

Believing that diversity breeds diversity, this year's Young Guns jury was expanded to include more than 80 creatives from around the world and across many cultures and disciplines. With the usual split between past Young Guns winners who know firsthand of the glory this accolade brings, alongside other respected professionals bringing their own unique perspectives, the jury spent nearly three months going over hundreds of submissions. After multiple rounds of scoring, they settled on a finalist list of 83 entrants, all leading to spirited discussions that resulted in this year's class of 31 new inductees into the Young Guns family.

Alas, the raucous New York awards ceremony that is a hallmark of the Young Guns experience was not to be this year, but we still managed to salute the Young Guns 18 class virtually, from wherever they are in the world.


June Park

Graphic Design


June Park is a designer and illustrator based in NYC. She currently designs book covers at Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and freelances for Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Simon and Schuster, Verso, The New York Times, The New Yorker, Racquet Magazine, Nicotine Magazine, Dropbox, and Rodrigo Corral Studio, among others. She is one of two partners of Panolo Blahnik (@panolo_blahnik)

Fiction covers 1 Agency: June Park Client: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Non-fiction covers Agency: June Park Client: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Boston Review cover Agency: June Park Client: Boston Review Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Sneakers Agency: June Park Client: Rodrigo Corral Studio for Razorbill Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Fiction covers 2 Agency: June Park Client: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Random House, Theatre Communications Group Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Fiction covers 3 Agency: June Park Client: Farrar, Straus and Giroux Category: YG18 Year: 2020

 

 

 

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