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).

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Ben Denzer

Artist, Designer, Publisher

Ben Denzer is an artist, designer, and publisher focused on exploring the book as an object. His work has been awarded by the Type Directors Club, the Art Directors Club, AIGA, and AI-AP. He works as a book cover designer within the Penguin Art Group, holds a residency position at New York's Center for Book Arts, designs and publishes Catalog Press (a small edition artist press), and runs the Instagram @ice_cream_books (praised by Bella Hadid as "the most important Instagram out there today"). His work has been featured in The New York Times, Grafik, Mashable, and AIGA Eye on Design among others.

Ice Cream Books Agency: Ben Denzer Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Book Covers Agency: Ben Denzer Client: Penguin Random House Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Books As Objects Agency: Ben Denzer Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Editorial Illustrations Agency: Ben Denzer Client: The New York Times, AARP Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Plume Identity Agency: Ben Denzer Client: Plume Books Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Catalog Press Agency: Ben Denzer Category: YG16 Year: 2018




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