CR Annual – the party

The 2016 Creative Review Annual, in association with Arjowiggins Creative Papers, launched on Thursday with a fabulous party at House of Vans in London

The Annual is Creative Review’s showcase of the best work of the year as chosen by our panels of industry experts. All the selected work is published in a special, double, May issue of CR which is out this week.

 Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
Image: wemakepictures.co.uk

Last Thursday we celebrated the winners with a party at House of Vans in London. Everyone with work selected for the Annual was invited to celebrate along with the CR editorial team.

Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
Image: wemakepictures.co.uk

Each year, in addition to choosing the work to go into the Annual, we ask our judges to select our Best in Book winners – those projects that are worthy of special merit. There were nine such projects this year. The teams behind each of them were presented with a beautiful trophy, created for us by EFX.

Our Annual Best in Book trophies, created by EFX. Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
Our Annual Best in Book trophies, created by EFX. Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
Our Annual Best in Book trophies, created by EFX. Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
Our Annual Best in Book trophies, created by EFX. Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
Image: wemakepictures.co.uk

The Best in Book projects were also on display at the party.

Sport England's This Girl Can and Harvey Nichols Shoplifters were both among the Advertising Best in Book winners this year. Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
Sport England’s This Girl Can and Harvey Nichols Shoplifters were both among the Advertising Best in Book winners this year. Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
Coco de Mer packaging by Williams Murray Hamm, a Best in Book winner. Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
Coco de Mer packaging by Williams Murray Hamm, a Best in Book winner. Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
Himmelstrasse, the book of Brian Griffin's powerful photographic project, designed by Browns. A Best in Book winner. Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
Himmelstrasse, the book of Brian Griffin’s powerful photographic project, designed by Browns. A Best in Book winner. Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
Himmelstrasse, the book of Brian Griffin's powerful photographic project, designed by Browns. A Best in Book winner. Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
Himmelstrasse, the book of Brian Griffin’s powerful photographic project, designed by Browns. A Best in Book winner. Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
SAM Labs, a Best in Book winner. Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
SAM Labs, a Best in Book winner. Image: wemakepictures.co.uk

We’d like to thank our sponsor Arjowiggins Creative Papers for once again supporting the Annual. Their beautiful paper sample books and tote bags were very popular!

Arjowiggins Creative Papers' installation of paper sample books and totes. Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
Arjowiggins Creative Papers’ installation of paper sample books and totes. Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
Image: wemakepictures.co.uk

Thanks also to Estrella for the beer and to Audio Network for our excellent DJs.

Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
Image: wemakepictures.co.uk

A special thanks also goes to our venue partner, House of Vans.

Image: wemakepictures.co.uk
Image: wemakepictures.co.uk

Everyone at CR would also like to thank our brilliant judges this year, and all those who entered their work. There will be full coverage of the Best in Book winners online this week.

The May issue of CR, which includes the Annual, is on sale now.

Photography by wemakepictures.co.uk

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