Young Guns

Young Guns recognizes the vanguard of creative professionals 30 years of age and under. Founded in 1996, the portfolio-based competition has grown to become one of the most coveted awards for young creatives around the globe. For many designers, art directors, illustrators, copywriters, photographers, filmmakers, animators and other creatives, being named a Young Guns winner is a sure sign of a skyrocketing career, as well as a source of validation for all of the stressful days and sleepless nights that have come with early successes.

Young Guns is more than just an award; it's an exclusive community of rebels and prodigies, unsung heroes and rising stars, all who network, mentor and collaborate together. Over the years, our roster has grown to include some exceptional talent, among them Stefan Sagmeister (YG1), Rei Inamoto (YG4), James Victore (YG1), Jessica Walsh (YG8), Alli Truch (YG2), Natasha Jen (YG3), Pablo Medina (YG3), Jon Contino (YG9), Scott Stowell (YG3), Lindsay Ballant (YG7), Alex Trochut (YG6), Dark Igloo (YG10), Anna Bond (YG12), Zipeng Zhu (YG13), The Daniels (YG14) and Cait Oppermann (YG15).

Young Guns 16

Yann Kebbi


Based In: Paris, France
Originally from: Paris, France

Yann Kebbi studied at the L’école Estienne and L’école des Arts Décoratifs, with an exchange year in New York, studying at Parsons School of Design. He lives in Paris and is represented by Heart Artists' Agents.

At the core of Yann’s practice is drawing; he fills sketchbooks with drawings of his travels, or just in a café or out with friends. His subjects are mostly people, where he especially like to depict ‘types’. This observational drawing feeds into his work for commercial clients, and provides a humane response to subject matters.

Yann has been commissioned by European and American broadsheets such as The New York Times, The Guardian and Libération. He works regularly with The New Yorker and Süddeutsche Zeitung Magazin. In addition to his work in the fields of editorial and design, Yann collaborates on small publishing projects for the independent publisher '3 Fois Par Jour' . He has also written and illustrated his own children’s book ‘Americanin un Chien à New York’ and a new graphic novel with Viken Berberian 'The structure is rotten, comrade'. He regularly exhibits his work, and sells original drawings, etchings and prints.

Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord programme 2016-2017 Agency: Yann Kebbi Client: Théâtre des Bouffes du Nord Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
The New York Times 'Going Off' Monoprints Agency: Yann Kebbi Client: The New York Times Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Americanine A Haute Dog In New York Agency: Yann Kebbi Client: Enchanted Lion Books Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Catastrophe Agency: Yann Kebbi Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
Howdy - Drawings of America Agency: Yann Kebbi Category: YG15 / Year: 2017
La Structure est Pourrie, Camarade ( The Structure is Rotten, Comrade )  Agency: Yann Kebbi Client: Actes Sud BD Publishers (France) Category: YG15 / Year: 2017




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