2015 book, jacket, and journal show


The 2015 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show will be an AAUP landmark: 2015 will mark the 50th anniversary of the annual design competition. As we recognize the incredible tradition of excellence the show has become, we continue to look forward to new, inspired, innovative scholarly press design. To that end, as part of the 2015 competition, the AAUP launched a much-anticipated new category for digital projects.

See the full list of 2015 Selected Entries.

The 50th Anniversary Design Show premiered in June. Watch the presentation:

AAUP 2015: 50th Anniversary of the Book, Jacket, and Journal Show from AAUP on Vimeo.

2015 Traveling Show

The 2015 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show has begun its cross-country tour, which will run through June 2016. Check out the complete exhibit schedule to see how the books will make their way around the world!

2015 Show Jurors

Nola Burger, Designer, Callisto Media
Ned Drew, Professor of Graphic Design & Design History, Rutgers-Newark; Partner, BRED
Renate Gokl, Associate Professor & Chair of Visual Communication Design, Art Institute of Chicago
Simon Johnston, Simon Johnston Design; Professor & Director of Print, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena

2015 Show Committee

Jeffrey Cohen, Getty, Chair
Kaelin Chappell Broaddus, Georgia
Pete Halverson, Mississippi
Ruth Lane, Getty
Nathan Putens, Nebraska
Pamela Schnitter, Princeton


AAUP and the 2015 Show Committee extend our thanks to Kaelin Chappell Broaddus (Georgia) for the calls for entries and web banner design, and to BookMobile for the paper and printing. Many thanks to Phoenix Color and AAUP Partners Ecological Fibers and Thomson-Shore for donations toward the 2015 show catalog. Award certificates for selected entries will be donated by Maple Press.