Young Guns

Young Guns is a portfolio competition awarding creative professionals 30 years and under, including designers, illustrators, entrepreneurs, and more!

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.

Young Guns 18

Chan Wai Hon

Graphic Design

Born in 1990, Hon is a Hong Kong graphic designer and illustrator. After graduating from the Graphic and Media Design at London College of Commuincation in 2014. He is a former graphic designer in LAAB Architects (Hong Kong). In 2017, Hon was invited to join and work in FABRICA Research Centre (Treviso, Italy). Currently working in an independent graphic studio - Milkxhake (Hong Kong).

In addition to print media, Hon has also been actively involved in spatial design, interactive design, and illustration as a Graphic Designer.

M+ ROVER 2020-2021, "YES BUT WHY?" , Wong Tin Yan Agency: CHAN WAI HON Category: YG18 Year: 2020
A Guide to The Hollow Earth Agency: CHAN WAI HON Category: YG18 Year: 2020
Colourscape Agency: CHAN WAI HON Category: YG18 Year: 2020
BEETHOVEN 250TH Agency: CHAN WAI HON Category: YG18 Year: 2020
A Life: Lawrence Ferlinghetti Beat Generation, Rebellion, Poetry. Agency: CHAN WAI HON Category: YG18 Year: 2020
A piece of Vase Agency: CHAN WAI HON Category: YG18 Year: 2020




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