Posted: 11.15.12/10:17

YGX Exhibition Launch Party

On Thursday November 8, we proudly announced the winners of ADC Young Guns X. 34 young creatives from 10 countries lay claim to this year’s prestigious titles. Celebrating its tenth year, this is the smallest class in YG history. ADC Young Guns is the only international, cross-disciplinary, portfolio-based awards competition that identifies today’s vanguard of young creative professionals age 30 or younger. Judged on a range of both professional and personal work by a jury of past YG winners, entries for the YGX competition were received from 39 countries. 

Asia Pacific

• Josip Kelava (Melbourne, Australia)

• MaricorMaricar (Sydney, Australia)


• Emily Macrae (London, UK) 

• Emily Forgot (London, UK)

• Gabriel Shalom (Berlin, Germany)

• Kate Moross (London, UK)

• La Tigre (Milan, Italy)

• Ludvig Bruneau Rossow (Oslo, Norway)

• Pablo Berger (Basel, Switzerland) 

• Paul Steinmann (Cologne, Germany)

• Shane Griffin (Dublin, Ireland) 

• Tim Boelaars (Amsterdam, Netherlands) 

North America

• Andy Rementer (Philadelphia, PA)

• Bradonio (New York) 

• Brady Fontenot (New Orleans, LA) 

• Caleb Bennett (New York) 

• Cardon Webb (New York) 

• Daniel Robitaille (Montreal, Canada) 

• Daniel Savage (Brooklyn, NY) 

• Daniel Peterson (New York) 

• Dark Igloo (New York) 

• Elina Asanti (New York) 

• Ely Kim (New York)

• Ivan Cash (San Francisco)

• Julia Pott (New York)

• Matt Luckhurst (New York)

• Mikey Please (New York) 

• Paul Windle (Brooklyn, NY) 

• Phil Jones (Minneapolis, MN) 

• Ricardo Bojorquez (South El Monte, CA)

• Romain Laurent (Brooklyn, NY) 

• Ross Mantle (Brooklyn, NY) 

• Thibaut Duverneix (Montreal, Canada) 

• Tim Lahan (New York) 

ADC YGX winners were awarded a the Young Guns Cube, designed exclusively for this year’s incoming class. Their work will also be featured in an exhibition at the ADC Gallery in New York, published in the ADC Young Guns X Annual, and added to the ADC permanent online collection. Along with receiving a complimentary one-year ADC membership, they also get permanent membership in ADC YG Network, the chance to be featured in YG events and on the newly designed ADC Young Guns website. 

People flew in from around the world, from Amsterdam to Berlin to Milan, and more, for the ADC YGX class exhibition opening and winners party held at the ADC Gallery in New York, hosted by Google Creative Lab Executive Creative Director Robert Wong and ADC Executive Director Ignacio Oreamuno. A mass-collaboration art piece was created by attendees and will be displayed for the duration of the exhibit. The exhibition will run from November 9th-29th 2012 (Monday-Friday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm, free admission).

ADC gives special thanks to a number of past Young Guns for making YGX such a huge success: Dresscode, lead by Andre Andreev and Dan Covert, for designing this year’s ADC YGX Cube and ADC Young Guns X Annual—a special edition of which only 500 will be printed, each one completely unique to the other. And to Franklyn lead by Michael Freimuth, for the newly designed ADC Young Guns website ADC Young Guns website. Special thanks also goes out to Timothy Goodman for hand lettering the winning names onto the Cube and well as Rich Tu for kickstarting the mass collaboration art piece.