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50 covers of D&AD

To mark its 50th anniversary this year, D&AD is releasing its 2012 annual with 50 different covers.

The composite cover

The composite cover

Fifty artists and designers have been brought in to create the covers, including Quentin Blake, Richard Seymour, Paula Scher and Derek Birdsall, while the project has been art-directed by Michael Johnson and outgoing D&AD president Rosie Arnold.

Dave Dye cover for the non-limited-edition annual

Dave Dye cover for the non-limited-edition annual

A limited edition run of 1500 books will be available featuring a pack of all 50 covers printed as dustjackets, while a composite image is printed on the hard-back covers.

Neville Brody's cover design

Neville Brody’s cover design

 The standard edition, which is available from Taschen priced at £34.99, will feature a dustjacket by Dave Dye, and all 50 covers printed inside.

Nick Park's cover design

Nick Park’s cover design

D&AD says it has continued with the sustainability principles it put in place for last-year’s annual, with the annual again being printed in Italy using 100 per cent recycled Austrian paper.

Quentin Blake's cover design

Quentin Blake’s cover design

In a drive to raise money for the newly announced D&AD Foundation ten of the original cover artworks – by Quentin Blake, Rankin, Nick Park, Neville Brody and others, will be auctioned of 3 December.

Paula Scher's cover design

Paula Scher’s cover design

Reserve prices start at £200 and bids can be placed online at

Richard Seymour's cover design

Richard Seymour’s cover design

Rankin's cover design

Rankin’s cover design

Eine's cover design

Eine’s cover design

Nick Knight's cover design

Nick Knight’s cover design

Parra's cover design

Parra’s cover design

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