2019 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show

The call for entries for the 2020 Association of University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show is now available!

We are excited to share the entries for the 2019 Association of University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show with you. This year’s show features 65 entries from 31 member publishers in 7 categories as selected by Matt Avery, Nicole Caputo, Na Kim, and Sara T. Sauers. Judging for this year’s Book, Jacket, and Journal Show took place on January 24–25, 2019 at the AUPresses Central Office in New York City. You can browse selections in each category below or read the full press release.

View the show catalog on ISSUU.

The 2019 Traveling Exhibit is coming to a university press near you. See the schedule.

2019 Selections by Category

Scholarly Typographic (8 selections)
Scholarly Illustrated (7)
Trade Typographic (8)
Trade Illustrated (12)
Poetry & Literature (1)
Journals (0)
Reference (1)
Book Jackets and Covers (28)
Journal covers (0)

Member presses submitted 621 publications:

Scholarly typographic  54
Scholarly illustrated  69
Trade typographic  43
Trade illustrated  47
Poetry and literature  13
Journals  2
Reference  6
Jackets and covers  387 (includes 3 journal covers)

About the Show

Since 1965, the Association of University Presses (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 teachings the tenets of good design.

The Book, Jacket, and Journal Show recognizes meritorious achievement in design, production, and manufacture of books, jackets, covers, and journals by members of the university press community. It also provides an evaluation of their work and serves as a focus of discussion and a source of ideas for intelligent, creative, and resourceful bookmaking.

The show is a juried design competition, open only to AUPresses member publishers. Every autumn, the call for entries is distributed , and each January, the jurors gather in AUPresses’ 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.


Books and Journals

Matt Avery is the founder of the design studio Monograph. Previously, he worked at the University of Chicago Press for fourteen years, serving as the designer of record for the 17th edition of The Chicago Manual of Style. His work has been recognized by the Type Director’s Club, 50 books | 50 covers, Communication Arts Typography Annual, Design Museum of Chicago, Print, The Society of Typographic Arts, Book Cover Designs, Chicago Book Clinic, and the AUPresses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show. He lives with his wife and two children in Chicago. WebsiteTwitter

Sara T. Sauers is on the faculty of the University of Iowa Center for the Book, where she teaches typography, book design, and letterpress printing in the MFA in Book Arts program. She is a practicing book designer and printer who incorporates both state-of-the-art and historical design and print technologies in her projects. Her work has been recognized by the AUPresses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show, and in 2002 she received the Carl Hertzog Award for excellence in book design. Sara was a vice president of the American Printing History Association from 2014 to 2018. Twitter | Instagram

Jackets and Covers

Nicole Caputo is the Creative Director of Counterpoint Press, the Art Director of Catapult, and the co-founder of She Designs Books, an organization that celebrates women in book design. She was formerly VP, Creative Director at Hachette Book Group. Awards include the One Show, Communication Arts, Type Director’s Club, Art Director’s Club, AIGA/NY, how International Design, PRINT Regional Design, the New York Book Show, the National Gold Ink Awards, London International Creative Competition, STEP Design Magazine, and the Publishing Professionals Network. Instagram | Behance

Na Kim is a freelance illustrator and senior designer at Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her work has been recognized and featured by associations such as AIGA, American Illustration, Juxtapoz, and the New York Times. Notable clients include the New York Times, the New York Times Magazine, Simon & Schuster, and Penguin Random House. A graduate of Maryland Institute College of Art, Na lives and works in New York City. Website | Website | Instagram


Karen Copp, University of Iowa Press, Chair
Jessica Booth, University of Utah Press
Alan Brownoff, University of Alberta Press
Joel Coggins, University of Pittsburgh Press
Lisa Hamm, Columbia University Press
Marianne Jankowski, Northwestern University Press
Rachel Ross, Wayne State University Press
Dan Ruccia, Duke University Press
Isaac Tobin, University of Chicago Press