D&AD13 annual showcases the best advertising work from the past year

2013's D&AD annual features four Black Pencil Award winners and celebrates the best of the past year's design across almost 600 pages.


Published by Taschen, the D&AD Annual 2013 showcases the best work from this year's D&AD Awards.

Running since 1963, the D&AD Awards rewards creative work from across the advertising disciplines and beyond, from design studios and advertising agencies to film production and photographic agencies.

If the judges are impressed enough, they'll award a D&AD Yellow Pencil, or, on rare occasions, the Black Pencil Award for exceptional pieces. This year's annual features four Black Pencil Award winners.

We've had a good look through all 592 pages of the D&AD13 annual, which is available to order now from Taschen for £44.99. Here, we highlight some of our favourite work.

Use the slideshow controls above and right to see our pick of the best work from the D&AD13 annual.

Right: The cover of the D&AD13 annual was designed by Fleur Isbell.

Right: Two Black Pencil winners. The first (left) is McCann Erickson Melbourne's Dumb Ways to Die campaign created for Metro trains. The campaign includes traditional advertising such as posters, but also an app and a music video to raise awareness of safety near the tracks.

The second (right) is Heatherwick Studio's Olympic Cauldron, which starred in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.


Right: Apple celebrating the opening of new Apple Stores in Barcelona (left) and Amsterdam (right). 

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Right: The Times' Olympic wraps (left) and digital magazine La Vita Nova (right) have been applauded in the Magazine & Newspaper Design category of the D&AD 2013 annual.


Right: London's Moorgate Exchange signage (left) designed by dn&co. sits beside the 7-Eleven Coffee Concept by BVD in the Graphic Design, Integrated Graphics category.


Right: The polka dot-filled Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama Book (left) was awarded a Yellow Pencil in Branding, as was Leo Burnett London's Pantone Queen (right), which features 60 of Her Majesty's favourite shades to celebrate her 60 years on the throne.

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Right: George Patterson Y&R Melbourne gets a mention for its Mobile Medic campaign (left) for Defence Force recruiting, which featured posters that doubled as an entrance exam by encouraging viewers to interact with the ad.

On the right is a second Axe ad by BBH London.


Right: Posters in the Graphic Design category include the Road Letters campaign designed by Oglvy Brazil for Claro (left), as well as Oglvy & Mather Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre series (right).


Right: Front covers recognised in D&AD's 2013 annual include Wallpaper (left) and Bloomberg Businessweek (right).

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Right: The V&A Museum of Childhood's Japanese poster (left), designed by AMV BBDD.


Right: The Book Design category includes the Sticky Notes Annual by Dentsu Nadoya Japan for The Copywriters Club Nadoya (left) and DDB New York's annual for The Art Directors Club.


Right: Getty Images' From Love to Bingo ad was created using only still images from the Getty archive. It has earned AlmapBBDO a Yellow Pencil Award. Nike's Fuelband campaign created by R/GA also earned a Yellow Pencil this year.

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