Redefining a Design Annual
To celebrate the first edition of the international Laus Awards, the Laus Annual has undergone a major redesign both in terms of form and content. The Laus Annual has grown in size, weight and content. Besides featuring the awarded projects, it accommodates articles, essays, interviews and the celebrated Laus & Connections posters, designed by 46 international design luminaries.
The design celebrates the book as a physical object by acknowledging the fact that readers demand content and context in the digital age. “Death to the thumbnails” was the guiding principle behind the making of the book. Edited by Óscar Germade and Astrid Stavro, the annual includes articles by Andrew Howard on editorial design, Andreu Balius on the modular typeface SuperVeloz, Emilio Gil on Pioneers of Graphic Design, Norberto Chaves on Yves Zimmermann alongside interviews by Quico Vidal and Alberto Anaut (director of La Fabrica) amongst many others.
Other features include a listing of national and international designer’s favourite books, magazines & haunts. Contributors include Coralie Bickford–Smith, Peter Bil’ak, Sonya Dyakova, Mario Eskenazi, Isidro Ferrer, Albert Folch, Verònica Fuerte (Hey Studio), Alex Hunting, Javier Jaén, Uwe Loesch, Borja Martínez (LoSiento), Craig Oldham, Brian Rea, Adrian Shaughnessy, Omar Sosa and Olimpia Zagnoli to name a few.
The book is made of 3 separate volumes in a cardboard box: The Annual (featuring exclusive insights of design masters and in depth articles on graphic design and art direction), Awards (featuring the winning projects in all categories with in depth reviews of some of the winning work) and Connections (featuring the 46 posters that comprise the Laus & campaign including original artwork by Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, Ivan Chermayeff, Vince Frost, Morag Myerscough and Matt Willey amongst many others).
The 2016 Laus Annual is a limited edition.
Buy the book here.
The design celebrates the book
as a physical object by acknowledging
the fact that readers demand content and
context in the digital age.
Honorary Laus, Yves Zimmermann
“Death to the thumbnails”
was the guiding principle behind
the making of the book.