Highlights from the AUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show

Books exhibited at the Salon du livre, de la veste et du journal AUP 2022

For its annual exhibition of books, jackets and journals, the Association of University Presses brings together outstanding examples of book design from across the academic press community, highlighting selections ranging from colorful art books to tomes scholars.

Our own University of Chicago Press titles are featured in many of the categories featured on the show, a testament to the skills of our in-house and freelance designers. Reflecting on UCP’s design program and this year’s featured books, Jill Shimabukuro, Director of Design and Production at Press, said, “The AUPresses Book, Jacket, and Journal exhibition is one of the few remaining contests that celebrate book design and typography. I’m thrilled that with this year’s selections, Chicago is continuing a legacy of design excellence that dates back to the 1960s.”

In this article, we invite you to take a look at some of these amazing book designs.

Illustrated Scholarly Selections 2022

The City Creative: The Rise of Urban Placemaking in Contemporary America
Michael H. Carriere and David Schalliol
Designer: Monograph / Matt Avery
David Freeberg
Designer: Monograph / Matt Avery
Lines of Thought: Branch Diagrams and the Medieval Mind
Ayelet Even-Ezra
Creator: Jill Shimabukuro

“This is one of those that you flip through and say, ‘My God, how many years did this take to produce? . . . Kisses from the chef! My favorite from the show.”

Stephen Coles, juror

2022 Commercial Typographic Selections

Distant Alert: Marshall McLuhan and the Transformation of the Vanguard
Alex Kitnick
Creator: Jill Shimabukuro
The subversive Simone Weil: A life in five ideas
Robert Zaretsky
Creator: Jill Shimabukuro
Value in art: Manet and the slave trade
Henry M. Sayre
Creator: Ryan Li

Commercial Illustrated Selections 2022

Tropical Arctic: lost plants, future climates and the discovery of ancient Greenland
Jennifer McElwain, Marlene Hill Donnelly and Ian Glasspool
Designer: Rae Ganci Hammers

Selections of jackets and covers 2022

Black Book: Writing in Dark Times
Teju Cole
Designer: Isaac Tobin
The cosmic zoom: scale, knowledge and mediation
Zachary Horton
Designer: Isaac Tobin

Geometry of bereavement: reflections on mathematics, loss and life
Michael frame
Designer: Rae Ganci Hammers

What is eating the universe? : and other cosmic questions
Paul Davis
Designer: Rae Ganci Hammers

“Underrated in the best way. Elegant”

Swear it Geometry of mourning

Catalog of the AUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show 2022

Congratulations to all of the wonderful designers featured at this year’s show! Curious to see more? Check out the other selections here: https://design.up.hcommons.org/

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