University Press Design Celebrated

Selected Entries for the 2018 AUPresses Book, Jacket, & Journal Show Announced

February 21, 2018—The Association of University Presses is proud to announce the selections for the 2018 AUPresses Book, Jacket, & Journal Show. Forty-nine books, one journal, and fifty-three book and journal covers will tour as part of the design show premiering in San Francisco on June 17.

View details of the selected entries, and flip through a slideshow.

The annual Book, Jacket, & Journal Show celebrates the design and production excellence demonstrated by university presses. The Show was founded in 1965 to "honor and instruct," focusing on the principles of high-quality publication design, and how such design can serve readers and ideas. Through the annual catalog and the traveling show, the Association provides an inspiring hands-on look at this area of professional skill and artistry.

Judging for the 2018 Show took place on January 25-26 at the AUPresses office in New York City. Jurors examined 258 books, 7 journals, and 375 jacket and cover designs (including 11 journal covers) to select the touring entries. After the June premiere, AUPresses members will be able to reserve an exhibit in the touring schedule, and the show will travel from September 2018 to May 2019.

The 2018 Book, Jacket, & Journal Show Committee, chaired by Marianne Jankowski (Northwestern University Press), assembled a stellar jury to review the entries. The jurors were: Robert Bringhurst, author of The Elements of Typographic Style; Linda Secondari, principal at Studiolo Secondari; Sunra Thompson, Art Director at McSweeney's; and Dan Wagstaff of Publishers Group Canada.

About the Association of University Presses

AUPresses is an organization of 143 international nonprofit scholarly publishers. Since 1937, the Association of University Presses advances the essential role of a global community of publishers whose mission is to ensure academic excellence and cultivate knowledge. The Association holds integrity, diversity, stewardship, and intellectual freedom as core values. AUPresses members are active across many scholarly disciplines, including the humanities, arts, and sciences, publish significant regional and literary work, and are innovators in the world of digital publishing.