Young Guns 8 WINNERS

2010: After deciding that having a trophy that was simply a smaller ADC Cube wasn't going to cut it, Young Guns 8 introduced one of the award's greatest traditions — the Cube would be redesigned every single year, so that each class would receive something truly theirs. The Young Guns 8 Cube was designed by artist, entrepreneur and YG5 winner Justin Gignac and artist, furniture designer and YG2 winner Michael Whitney. The Cube was made out of wood, and at the October 7, 2010 ceremony and party, recipients had to saw off their own Cubes.


Gracia Lam

Gracia Lam is an award-winning illustrator living and working in Toronto.

Lam graduated from OCAD’s Illustration program in 2009 with honours and an already-growing client list. Her unmistakable aesthetic has caught the eyes of countless publications and illustration enthusiasts. With a long list of notable clients such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, Time Magazine, J. Crew, Penguin and Random House, and many more.

Lam has won various international awards such as American Illustration, Society of Illustrators, Art Director’s Club Young Guns 8, including Gold and Silver awards from National Magazine of Canada.

Despite being in great demand and working on multiple weekly assignments, Lam still makes time to give back to the creative community and have cofounded a coworking space in the historic 401 Richmond building, as well as giving talks at OCAD and Sheridan’s core illustration classes to offer mentorship in the areas of client relations, business details, contracts, and process.




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