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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Max Guther


Max Guther is a Berlin based illustrator and designer using a unique 3d aesthetic to bring his slightly hyperreal illustrations to life. He studied Communication Design from 2012 ? 2017 at University of Applied Sciences in Mainz and Offenbach School of Design.

Since interning at the graphic design studio HORT in 2016, he works as a freelance illustrator for clients such as Wired, GQ, Zeit, Pitchfork and Esquire.

Working with a mix of 3D and Photoshop, he creates worlds focusing on the interaction between architectural details, interiors and the human body to convey everyday situations and activities. Influenced by the aesthetic of old computer games and isometric representations by Bauhaus architects and designers such as Walter Gropius and Herbert Bayer he uses the isometric perspective to mimic an all-seeing observation.
I?m Not Okay (I Promise) Agency: Max Guther Client: Kellenberger-White for Elephant Magazine Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Smart Home Agency: Max Guther Client: Zeit Wissen Magazine Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Look Behind You Agency: Max Guther Client: C.A.R. Category: YG16 Year: 2018
The Future of Retail Agency: Max Guther Client: The Future Laboratory Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Sriracha Is for Closers Agency: Max Guther Client: Esquire US Category: YG16 Year: 2018
Designing for Shared Living Agency: Max Guther Client: Space 10 Category: YG16 Year: 2018




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