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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reserve prices start at £200 and bids can be placed online at www.dandad.org.