Here's from the description from the book jacket which I find to be accurate:
The Annual Report is the pinnacle of corporate communication. This year's Annual celebrates 34 exceptional Annual Reports, each selected by an elite panel of AR Designers.
Representing a broad spectrum of industries, including entertainment, non-profit, technology and fashion, the reports in this international collection effectively express clients' accomplishments and goals with visually striking Design solutions.
The reports were selected for excellence in Design and the ability to clearly present the client's message. This year's Annual features covers, editorial spreads, and financials, with an index of clients, Designers, Art Directors, Writers and Photographers.
In addition, Graphics AR Annual 2006 includes thoughtful essays written by the judges on the role of AR Design in the current corporate climate. The Graphis Annual Reports is a must have for anyone that is involved in the Design and Production of this demanding medium.
There are more industries included than mentioned above.
Interviews from the design firm is included for each annual report featured. They address the design goal and approach. That provides some insight into the background.
Here are some pictures.
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