D&AD is publishing its 2013 annual, which has been designed by Fleur Isbell, a young designer who has been picked by previous D&AD president Neville Brody and thrust into the limelight.
The book is a printed record of the winners of the D&AD awards who compete for the coveted Yellow Pencil Award – and for exceptional work, the Black Pencil Award.
Brody has chosen Isbell to design this the 51st annual. She is a member of the D&AD graduate academy now working at Wolff Olins as a designer.
Isbell was part of the Wolff Olins team behind the rebrand of the Alpha Chritianity course.
Her design for the annual uses geolocation and weather data gathered from all of the 196 countries of the world and applies this code to generate a unique pattern for each of them. The cover of the book captures these visions and echoes the global nature of the awards.
Design studios, advertising agencies, branding consultancies, film production and photographic agencies, digital media pioneers, and other creative firms are all rewarded for showing outstanding creativity, originality, technical excellence and innovation in design and advertising.
D&AD 2013 is published by Taschen, priced £44.99.