The creative excellence in design, advertising and art direction. The professional's annual - finally available to the public. The annual D&AD Awards - the industry's biggest and best - reward outstanding creativity, originality, technical excellence and innovation in design and advertising. D&AD was launched in 1962 by a group of London-based designers & art directors, with iconic and legendary professionals on both its judging panels and winners lists. By celebrating creative communication and rewarding its practitioners, D&AD raises standards across the industry. TASCHEN has teamed with D&AD to make its previously exclusive and highly-coveted annual - featuring the year's best creative work - available to the public. The awards panel judges over 25,000 works from design studios, advertising agencies, branding consultancies, internet agencies, and other creative firms from all over the globe. "Making the TASCHEN D&AD Annual" is a must-have reference work for anyone interested in design, art direction or advertising.