It’s been a few weeks since we launched The Annual 2013 into your lives (and, yes, your hearts) and since then we’ve been beavering away on it day and night. We are thrilled to announce that this behemoth of a book is now on press, and with that we are pleased to reveal the first look at the cover.
Designers David McFarline and Chris Moorby of Commission Studio (who we interviewed here) came up with this restrained treatment, brought to life by the psychedelic purple cloth cover and the cheeky imposition of one of Jiro Bevis’ illustrated characters. Dotted throughout The Annual, Jiro’s creations make their mark on the publication quite literally, beginning with the front cover itself.
And with more than 130 of the most exciting and engaging projects we’ve featured on the site in the past 12 months, alongside a celebration of our Graduates class of 2013 and the best exhibitions of the year, this is a host of hardbacked-bound creativity you’re not going to want to miss out on.
In the spirit of autumnal generosity we have extended our free UK P&P on all orders of the Annual which will ship in mid November and so now is as good a time as any to get your order in pronto. Given last year’s total sell-out, you’re playing with fire if you delay.
Pre-order The Annual 2013 HERE – or be square…
- Zoe Kao and Huang Wun-Sing find inspiration in the uncertainty of the design process
- Documenting the world in motion: Lauren Tamaki’s illustrations of modern life
- Baptise Bernazeau’s ode to ruins told through crumbling typography and illustration
- The jack of all trades, and the master of them too: Robbie Simon
- Submit Saturdays: First impressions and Cover Pages
- A futuristic framework for the retrospective of pioneering “total design” advocate Ove Arup
- Pentagram unveils refresh of Mastercard’s brand mark and identity
- Chris (Simpsons Artist)'s surreal but accurate illustrations of creative jobs
- Benedict Redgrove’s beautifully hypnotic film about how a tennis ball is created
- Ian Davis’ picturesque paintings of bureaucratic dystopia
- Photographer Adrienne Salinger’s series of teenage bedrooms from the 90s
- Is it ever OK to work for free?