Gun Slingers

October 22, 2009

pecha kuchaEach year, the Art Directors Club (ADC) assembles a choice group of emerging talents for its Young Guns competition and exhibition. The 2009 Young Guns winners have just been announced, and the list includes two current students from the MFA Design Department: Dora Budor and Maja Cule; and four alumni: Lindsay Ballant (BFA 2004 Graphic Design; faculty, BFA Advertising and Graphic Design Department), Yoko Furusho (BFA 2008 Illustration), Timothy Goodman (BFA 2007 Graphic Design) and Sam Weber (MFA 2005 Illustration as Visual Essay; faculty, BFA Illustration and Cartooning Department).

Budor and Cule are a design duo from Croatia who are in their first year at SVA. “We have worked together in our own studio for five years in Zagreb, Croatia, mostly for cultural organizations, theater and arts,” they said, via e-mail, “and three months ago we moved to New York to pursue our studies at SVA.” They were selected for the competition’s Self-Employed category based on their studio’s portfolio, which can be viewed here.

All of the winners—in fields ranging from advertising and design to illustration and photography—were unveiled at a gala event on Wednesday, October 21, and the “ADC Young Guns 7” exhibition will be on view at the ADC Gallery, 106 West 29th Street, through Saturday, October 31. For information on this and other Young Guns events, visit

Images: Dora Budor and Maja Cul, Pecha Kucha Night poster, 2009.

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