"This year’s artist Martine Syms takes readers of the Ringier Annual Report 2018 with her on the ‘long road back’ to Detroit. This is where she visited Dorothy Simpson, founder and owner of the legendary Simpson’s Record Shop, which has been going since 1966. ‘There are parallels between the record shop and a publishing company, because both are having to change rapidly,’ says Syms. The photos by Martine Syms, taken in Detroit, and discussions with Dorothy Simpson form the basis of the annual report, which is designed like a classic magazine. The business section of the report has a unique feature: the Japanese binding means that the pages must be torn open in order to see and read the text, graphics and images." --publisher's statement. The Ringier Report section includes a prologue by Michael Ringier, texts by Marc Walder and Annabella Bassler, an interview with Martine Syms by Peter Hossli and an epilogue by Frank A. Meyer.