The Annual

Our awards scheme showcasing the best

in visual communications from the last year

Francobollo: Wonderful by Mad Ruffian

CATEGORY: music video  Entrant: Mad Ruffian Surely the most memorable music video of the year: when asked to come up with an idea for the song Wonderful by Swedish indie band Francobollo, director Christopher Watson-Wood conjured up this bizarre story starring a heartbroken ball of pubic hair. Once happily attached to its owner, the hairball is […]

NYC Studio Announcement by Turner Duckworth

CATEGORY: DESIGN (Self-promotion) Entrant: Turner Duckworth Design consultancy Turner Duckworth created this mailer in order to announce the opening of a third office, this time in New York City. The fold conceals the word ‘York’, which is revealed as the mailer is opened, turning ‘New Studio’ into ‘New York Studio’.

The Pilcrow by OH OK LTD

CATEGORY: DESIGN (INSTALLATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS)  Entrant: OH OK LTD The Pilcrow is the pub that Manchester built. Through a series of workshops taking place across ten months, members of the public volunteered their time to work collaboratively with designers, makers, builders and craftspeople to build The Pilcrow from scratch. The Pilcrow project was devised in […]

Theatre Tangrams by Artfelt

CATEGORY: DESIGN (INSTALLATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS)  Entrant: Artfelt Following a recent expansion at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, Thomas.Matthews were commissioned by Artfelt, the arts programme funded by The Children’s Hospital Charity, to create interior artworks for its Theatres Department. The aim of the commission was to provide both comfort and distraction for young patients during anxious moments […]

Recreating The Kiss by Revolver & Will O’Rourke

CATEGORY: DESIGN (Installations and Exhibitions)  Entrant: Revolver/Will O’Rourke In a partnership between Tate London and the Art Gallery of NSW, a new exhibition titled Nude: art from the Tate collection brought over 100 representations of the nude to Australia. At the heart of the show was the world’s most famous image of erotic love, Auguste […]

Premier League On-Air Branding by DixonBaxi

CATEGORY: DESIGN (Motion Graphics/Moving Image)  Entrant: DixonBaxi In 2016, England’s Premier League launched a new logo and visual identity created by DesignStudio. DixonBaxi were commissioned to bring DesignStudio’s brand to life for global TV including show titles, in-match graphics, augmented-reality, touch-screen and studio graphics. A custom motion graphics system called Field of Play is inspired […]

How To Kill Yourself With Chocolate by Kakao Editions

CATEGORY: DESIGN (Editorial)  Entrant: Kakao Editions This self-initiated A3 book is a collaboration between photographer Martina Lang and graphic designer Valentine Ammeux. It centres around Theobromine, a toxin found in cocoa which is deadly in sufficient doses. The surreal cookbook “is a guide to the most heavenly way to enter the afterlife. Where science meets […]

Fortnum & Mason: Chocolate Library by Otherway London

CATEGORY: DESIGN (PACKAGING)  Entrant: Otherway London Fortnum & Mason briefed Otherway to redesign their chocolate ranges with two key requirements: create clear separation between each chocolate product within the range, and bring to life the wit and charm of the Fortnum’s brand through the design. Inspired by classic book cover illustrations and layouts, flavours are […]

Budweiser America Summer 2016 by jones knowles ritchie

CATEGORY: DESIGN (PACKAGING)  Entrant: jones knowles ritchie In summer 2016, coinciding with the Olympics, Independence Day and the upcoming election, Budweiser changed its name from Budweiser to America on its packaging. The standard text on bottles and cans was replaced with quotes from the Pledge of Allegiance, the Star Spangled Banner, and America the Beautiful […]

Hawksmoor: Clerk of the Works by Here Design

CATEGORY: DESIGN (Packaging)  Entrant: Here Design Here Design took three of architect Nicholas Hawksmoor’s greatest buildings as the starting point for the packaging of this 16 year-old single malt whisky: the Mausoleum in Castle Howard Gardens, St Paul’s Cathedral and Christ Church, Spitalfields. Here’s designs for the label evoke and replicate architectural blueprints of the […]

TypoCircle: Royal Mail Poster by Studio Sutherl&

CATEGORY: DESIGN (PRINT)  Entrant: Studio Sutherl& This poster design for a Royal Mail talk at the Typographic Circle features a grid determined by standard Royal Mail stamp sizes which was perforated to allow for stamps (given out at the talk) to be placed on to the poster.

Ruben Toledo at the Seagram Building by Graham Hanson Design

CATEGORY: DESIGN (PRINT)  Entrant: Graham Hanson Design New York-based design studio GHD was commissioned to bring new life to an architectural masterpiece: Mies van der Rohe’s Seagram Building on Park Avenue. It worked with Ruben Toledo, a Cuban- American artist based in New York City, to create a marketing campaign in celebration of the building’s […]

The Annual 2016

This special double issue, in association with Arjowiggins Creative Papers, is our showcase of the outstanding projects of the year. In addition to the Annual, May is our Social issue with features on Kickstarter, Tumblr, Facebook and Instagram.

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