We couldn't let the opportunity of doing something very special with the 50th Annual pass us by. So as a parting gift, our President Rosie Arnold asked 50 of her creative friends and heroes to design covers for us. We’ve done the maths, and that makes 50 covers.
The Annual covers have been designed by:
Alex Taylor / Bob Gill / Daljit Singh / Daniel Barber / Daniel Eatock / Danny Kleinman / Dave Dye / David Adjaye / David Bailey - Kiosk / David Droga / Derek Birdsall / Ed Morris / Eine (Ben Flynn) / Fabrica / Graham Watson / Grant Parker / Harry Pearce / John Hegarty / John Lloyd / Justin Tindall / Mark Denton / Mark Reddy / Mark Tutssel / Mary Lewis / Michael Johnson / Michael Wolff / Miles Aldridge / Nadav Kander / Neil Dawson / Neville Brody / Nick Knight / Nick Park / Parra / Paul Belford / Paul Smith / Paula Scher / Peter Kennard / Philippe Stark / Quentin Blake / Rankin / Rich Kennedy / Richard Seymour / Rob Reilly / Simon Waterfall / Stephen Gill / Storm Thorgerson / Terry Gilliam / Tony Davidson / Wayne Hemmingway / Wim Crouwel
Getting your hands on them if you’re a member:
D&AD Members will be able to order a limited-edition Annual complete with a full set of covers, allowing them to choose which of the 50 they use. Pre-order them here.
If you’re not a member:
The publicly available Annual, published by TASCHEN features Dave Dye's cover and can be ordered now. You can also read the story behind Dave Dye's cover.
The original artwork:
On Monday 3 December we’re hosting a live auction for ten of the original artworks:
Eine / Neville Brody / Nick Knight / Parra / Paula Scher / Richard Seymour / Quentin Blake / Rankin / Terry Gilliam / Nick Park
If you are interested in bidding on one of the ten works at D&AD/50/Auction please email Sophie.Moss@dandad.org to register.
Date: Monday 3 December
Venue: The Gallery at The Hospital Club, 24 Endell Street, London WC2H 9HQ
...And the rest:
The remaining forty covers will be sold at an online auction launching on Wednesday 7 November and continuing until midnight on Sunday 2 December.
The sale of the covers will raise funds for the newly established D&AD Foundation, which has been set up to directly support new creative talent.
Below are five of the covers; we'll be releasing more every day between now and Wednesday 7 November, when the online Auction goes live. Keep your eyes on our Instagram and Facebook for the covers over the coming weeks....