I'm just about to start a new assignment at art school. We have to design a annual report (16 pages) but they want it different than the usual grey men in suits style. Looked at 50 or so reports last night and I was surprised at how **** some of them look (yep i know there is a usability issue and making things clear and concise). Really what the tutors are looking for is a more sexy/funky post modernist approach rather than bluechip a go go! So Im just wondering if you have any recommendation's for well designed annual reports? So far the only thing that's impressed me is Nike, HMV, Vodafone and Swiss Air and SKY Broadcasting (in pdf) I've got a copy of the Royal College of Arts report from a few years ago (I grabbed it at the time since it was designed by Airside). Companies that I expected to look cool look rather drab (Ducati, addidas, Sony, emap, BMW, capcom, ubisoft) nintendo's was OK but on screen its a bit of a pain to read with its colour choices, thou the layout is nice. I take it I've got bugger all chance of getting annual reports for companies like Stussy, Addict, Adio, Carhartt Europe? Of course I was gagging to get hold of one from Apple, but from what I've read they dont produce annual reports? Is this right? I thought it was a legal necessity (in the UK anyway). Also does anyone know if the Best of Brochure Design series will cover Annual Reports as well? If anyone is bothered in the above: Nintendo: http://www.nintendo.com/corp/report/06AnnualReport.pdf SKY: http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=104016&p=irol-reportsannual Swiss Air (from 2002) http://www.swiss.com/web/annual_report_2002_e_image.pdf Nike: http://www.nike.com/nikebiz/investors/annual_report/ar_05/docs/2005_annual_report.pdf HMV: http://www.hmvgroup.com/investors/annual.jsp Vodafone: http://www.vodafone.com/redirect/sfs2006/ cheers, thanks for your help.