Apple has won praise from Creative Review magazine in its annual look at the year's best work in visual communications.

The May 2006 Creative Review (which isn't yet visible on the publisher's website) features a range of Apple products, with the packaging for the Mac mini, Mighty Mouse and iPod (video) all winning praise this year.

Winner of the 'Best In Book' prize was the Apple iPod shuffle. The magazine says: "Our judges felt that this elegant packaging for the iPod shuffle accessories range (battery pack, lanyard and caps, sports case and dock) was truly outstanding. It combines eye-catching, lime-green colouring with simple type and clean images that allow the products to star".