AUPresses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show


News & Information

2020 Show

Judging for the 2020 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show occurred on January 17. An announcment of selected entries and news of a show premiere will be forthcoming.

Visit the AUPresses Design website for more information and to view earlier Shows.

2019 Show

The Book, Jacket, & Journal Show Committee is thrilled to announce the selections for the 2019 Book, Jacket, & Journal Show!

View the selected entries on the newly launched AUPresses Design website > 

Read the press release >

LitHub features selected entries >

2018 Show

We are proud to announce the selected entries for the 2018 Book, Jacket, & Journal Show! Browse list and slideshow >

The stellar panel of jurors reviewed more than 640 books, journals, and jackets and covers. Learn more >

Is the 2018 Traveling Show is coming to a university press near you? See the schedule > 


About the Book, Jacket, and Journal Show

Since 1965, the AUPresses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show has fulfilled its mission to "honor and instruct": honoring the design and production teams whose work furthers a long tradition of excellence in book design, and—through a traveling exhibit and acclaimed annual catalog of selected entries—visually teaching the tenets of good design.

The Book, Jacket, and Journal Show is a juried design competition, open only to member publishers. Each January, the jurors gather in the Association's New York offices to examine hundreds of submissions and select the very best examples of book, journal, and cover designs. Jurors are esteemed interior and cover designers appointed by the annual show committee.

The annual Book, Jacket, and Journal Show exhibit premieres at our Annual Meeting, then begins traveling to exhibits around North America—and sometimes around the globe. The annual catalog is a treasured design reference.  

See 50 years of the Design Show Catalog covers >

More Information

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