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The Annual 2017

Showcasing the best in visual communications from the past year and celebrating those who produce it. Final entry deadline: Friday 27 January 2017

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The music issue

Our first issue of 2017 is out now

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RECORD SLEEVES OF THE YEAR

Our favourite album art produced in 2016

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