Press Release: The Black Book 21st Annual AR100 Award Show Competition

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The Black Book 21st Annual AR100 Award Show Competition

New York, NY – May 18, 2006 The Black Book has chosen the winners of its 21st Annual AR100 Award Show competition. A total of 100 winning Annual Reports were selected from hundreds of entries by a panel of distinguished judges including, Michael Braley of Braley Design, Dru DeSantis of DeSantis Breindel, John Klotnia of Opto Design, and Michelle Marks of Ideas on Purpose.

The panel of judges voted for each entry based on a specified criteria; excellence of design, functionality, innovation and brand awareness. Special honors were awarded for outstanding illustration, photography, design, printing, paper and typography.

The winners of the AR 100 Award Show are published in The Black Book AR100 – the single best resource for locating annual report talent. Brainforest, a Chicago based firm, is designing the 21st edition that will beautifully reproduce the winning reports in a hardcover format with full credit information.

The Black Book AR100 Awards book will be released in September of 2006 to over 15,000 corporate communicators – eagerly looking for talent to produce their upcoming annual reports. The book will also be available for purchase at bookstores and direct from the publisher. Retail price is $60.

The Black Book, with offices in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, is recognized as the industry’s leading resource for artists and creative professionals. The company publishes four award-winning sourcebooks: Black Book Illustration, The AR100 Award Show book, The Creative Industry Directory, and Black Book Photography. The company also recently unveiled RAW Magazine, an edgy resource for break-through artists, and will be launching Black Book ReMiX, a new photography sourcebook to be published in August, 2006.

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