WORK: DARK IGLOO
+ ADC YOUNG GUNS
WNW Members Dark Igloo, aka #1995 Mark Richard Miller and #2024 Dave Franzese, art directed this year’s ADC Young Guns Competition, one of the design world's most prestigious accolades. Its a tight knit community with Rich Tu even referring to it as "the mafia." A whole crew of WNW members count themselves among the YG elite, including but not limited to Jessica Hische, Will Bryant, Mikey Burton, Dan Savage, Shane Griffin, Jon Contino, Christine Gignac, even our WNW Founding Father Justin Gignac himself!
Dark Igloo commissioned and animate a set of logos from thirteen past winners; they also collaborated with Chen&Kai on the cubes that will be awarded next fall. Be sure to mark your calendar for the YG deadline of March 31st. You can apply here.
Dark Igloo elaborated on what it means to win: "Winning Young Guns is more than a bullet point in your bio and a cube on your shelf. It’s access to an active, vibrant community of the most talented craftsman, biggest thinkers, and pushiest envelope-pushers of the last 13 years.
This competition is truly interdisciplinary - illustration, photography, furniture design, programming, creative direction. As long as you are 30 or under, bringing sharp ideas to life through beautiful work, and marching to the beat of your own drum, we want to hear from you.
The cubes awarded next fall represent this community. Each cube is embedded with inspirational objects from 13 years of Young Guns; examples range from James Victore’s pencils, the tape measure Dana Tanamachi used on five years of murals, Brian Moore’s keyboard, inspirational trinkets from Will Bryant’s desk, family heirlooms, and essential pieces of key projects are all getting chopped into cubes."