Yay!!! We Love Money!!!!!

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We know and love Target, both for their Graves and for their parties, but we had no idea they were so into the youngsters. RISD, which developed the Emerging Designer and Emerging Artist Award to recognize work that is “original, innovative, socially relevant, and an inspiration to others,” hadn’t quite yet figured out how to actually pay for the $25,000 prize when Target stepped in to take over the distribution of the, um, purse.

Five finalists are Charlie Lazor, Ji Lee, Gerard Minakawa, Cameron Sinclair, and Tobias Wong, who, even aside the Kevlar, has the coolest business card of anyone we know.

Winners will be announced at the Athena Awards Gala on November 14. Sit tight, kids. We’ll be on it.