Bob & Roberta Smith designs D&AD Annual

Artist Bob & Roberta Smith has worked with consultancy Immprint to design this year’s D&AD Annual.

The annual will be available both as a limited-edition members’ book and as a general release, to be published by Taschen in mid-November.

Bob & Roberta Smith has art-directed the book and produced original artworks, while Immprint has designed the book. Templates and grid design have been produced by Jeremy Leslie of Magculture.

Paul Brazier, outgoing president of D&AD, says, ‘The opportunity to choose who designs the annual is one of the great privileges of being president. I must admit I’ve always held a secret ambition to design the book myself, but I think Bob & Roberta Smith will bring a unique “outsider’s” eye to this year’s annual.’

The book features more than 500 works, shortlisted from the more than 20 000 that were submitted as part of the D&AD Awards.

Peter Saville designed last year’s members’ annual, while Jeremy Leslie worked on the Taschen version.

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  • Keith Sargent November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    There is also a film which explains who Bob and Roberta Smith is. This was produced during the making of the annual.

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