2020 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show

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We are excited to share the selected entries for the 2020 Association of University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show with you. This year’s show features 84 entries from 38 member publishers in 7 categories as selected by Sue Hall, Lucinda Hitchcock, Tom Eykemans, and Anne Twomey. Judging for this year’s Book, Jacket, and Journal Show took place on January 23–24, 2020 at the AUPresses Central Office in New York. You can browse selections in each category below or read the full press release.

View the show catalog on ISSUU.

2020 Selections by Category

Scholarly Typographic  |  5 selections
Scholarly Illustrated  |  14
Trade Typographic  |  6
Trade Illustrated  |  13
Poetry & Literature  |  5
Journals  |  1
Reference  |  0
Book Jackets and Covers  |  40
Journal covers  |  0

Member presses submitted 658 publications:

Scholarly typographic  |  61 entries
Scholarly illustrated  |  49
Trade typographic  |  38
Trade illustrated  |  62
Poetry and literature  |  17
Journals  |  4
Reference  |  8
Jackets and covers  |  419 (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.



Sue Hall was the Journals Designer and Art Director for Duke University Press from 1995 to 2018. During that time her award winning designs helped raise the expectation that journal covers and interiors can and should aspire to the highest possible design standards. Her collaborative work with editors and DUP team members helped define the press’s ever-evolving brand and online presence. Before her time at DUP, she had a successful design studio, Number Nine, where she designed graphic identities, annual reports, and marketing materials. She is a cofounder of the thriving Raleigh, NC, chapter of the AIGA. Her work has been recognized by the AIGA and AUPresses Book, Jacket, and Journal Shows, and her redesigns have received numerous CELJ Best Journal Design Awards. She left DUP to resume her freelance business and calls Raleigh home. Website

Lucinda Hitchcock is a book designer, writer, typographer, and graphic design professor and department head at the Rhode Island School of Design. Her research interests range from explorations of narrative and poetic environments and dimensional typography to the connections among literature, automation, and the form of writing. She has a BA from Kenyon College, an MA in literature from Columbia University, and an MFA in graphic design from Yale. She is a member of the Design Office and lives with her family in Providence, RI. Her design practice produces books and other typographic materials for such artistic and cultural institutions as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Boston MFA, the deCordova Museum, Tufts University Galleries, and the RISD Museum, to name a few. Her designs have won awards and been showcased in Communication Arts, AIGA 50 Books/50 Covers, Print Magazine, Best of New England exhibitions, and the AUPresses Book, Jacket, and Journal Shows. Website | Instagram


Tom Eykemans is the Design Director at Lucia|Marquand, an art book producer and publisher in Seattle. He established the independent publishing imprint Tome Press and cofounded the Seattle Art Book Fair. He was previously Senior Designer at the University of Washington Press. Tom was born in Seattle to Dutch parents and raised in Port Angeles, where the mountains greet the sea. Website | Instagram

Anne Twomey is a New York–based graphic designer and the Creative Director of Celadon Books, a division of Macmillan Publishers. Prior to this role, she was Vice President, Creative Director of Grand Central Publishing, where she led a talented team of award-winning designers and art directors, designing across imprints including Twelve Books, Forever, and Grand Central Life & Style. She previously worked as a VP, Executive Art Director at St. Martin’s Press and a designer at Pocket Books and Washington Square Press. Anne has won numerous design, photography, and illustration awards from the New York Book Show, the Art Directors Club, Print, Creativity, AIGA’s 50 Books/50 Covers, Communication Art’s design annual, the Society of Illustrators, and Photo District News. She has served on the board of the Type Directors Club and chaired their annual competition. She has also juried shows for the New York Book Show, the Art Directors Club, the Society of Illustrators, Communication Arts, and Typography 29. She is a cofounder of She Designs Books, which celebrates and supports the work of female designers in publishing. Behance | Instagram | Twitter


Joel W. Coggins, University of Pittsburgh Press, Chair
Jessica Booth, University of Utah Press
Barbara Bourgoyne, LSU Press
Alan Brownoff, University of Alberta Press
Karen Copp, University of Iowa Press
Ani Deyirmenjian, University of Toronto Press
Dan Ruccia, Duke University Press
Isaac Tobin, University of Chicago Press