Young Guns 2 WINNERS

1998: Realizing it had struck a chord with the creative community, the Art Directors Club launched Young Guns 2, putting out a call for more New York-based nominations. By way of a ten-person selection committee, 93 young artists and designers were welcomed into the second Young Guns class.


David Shields

Virginia Commonwealth University

David Shields is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Dept. of Graphic Design at Virginia Commonwealth University. He is currently focusing on 19th century typographic form and visual culture. Before arriving at VCU he was the Design Custodian of the Rob Roy Kelly American Wood Type Collection ( He keeps a blog of his research at Wood Type Research, and continues to practice as a designer at the studio he co-founded in 2000, Viewers Like You.




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