The competition that spotted Stefan Sagmeister, James Victore, and Mike Mills when they were but wee design/art powerhouses-to-be is back for its tenth go-round. Behold Young Guns 10, the Art Directors Club‘s international, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based competition to identify the young creative vanguard. By “young,” they mean 30 or under, and by “creatives,” they mean those doing great things in graphic design, photography, illustration, advertising and art direction, environmental design, film, animation, video, interactive design, object design, and/or typography. What’s so special about Young Guns? It recognizes an individual, and considers a body of work, not a single ad or design. Also, you get a really cool cube if you win. Young Guns 10 is open to ADC members and non-members worldwide (last year’s competition saw entrants from 43 countries). A jury of past ADC Young Guns including Emily Oberman, Mike Bishop, and Jennifer Tzar will select the 50 winners. The early-bird deadline is April 17, so hurry up. But first, watch this mesmerizing video of former Young Guns-made-good such as Scott Stowell getting splashed with black goo in slow motion. This could be you someday.
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