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Judging for the 2015 AAUP Book, Jacket and Journal Show took place January 22-24 at the AAUP Central Office in New York City. The jurors selected 46 books, 32 jackets and covers, 1 journal, and 3 digital publications as the very best examples from this pool of excellent design.

The 2015 Show will premiere at the AAUP Annual Meeting in Denver, June 18-20, 2015. Afterward, the show will be exhibited at member presses around the country from September 2015 through May 2016. Forms to request the show for exhibit at your campus or institution will be available in the summer. Contact Kim Miller ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ) with any questions about the show's schedule or how to request an exhibit.

Selected Entries

Digital Publications

The Museum of Modern Art
Picasso: The Making of Cubism 1912-1914 by Anne Umland and Blair Hartzell, with Scott Gerson
Designer: Charles Nix
Production Coordinator: Hannah Kim
Project Editor: Rebecca Roberts and Elizabeth Smith
Developer: Three-Bytes
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National Gallery of Art
Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century by Arthur K. Wheelock Jr.
Designer: Graphic Design: TOKY Inc., St. Louis, MO
Production Coordinator: Chris Vogel
Acquiring Editor: Judy Metro
Project Editor: Sally Bourrie, Karen Sagsetter, Lisa Wainwright
Developer: Laszlo Zeke; User Experience: Design for Context, Bethesda, MD
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Princeton University Press
The Warbler Guide App by Tom Stephenson and Scott Whittle
Designer: Tom Stephenson, Scott Whittle & 100 Robots
Acquiring Editor: Robert Kirk
Developer: 100 Robots
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Scholarly Typographic

Athabasca University Press
Film and the City: The Urban Imaginary in Canadian Cinema, by George Melnyk
Designer: Marvin Harder
Production Coordinator: Megan Hall
Acquiring Editor: n/a
Project Editor: Pamela Holway

Columbia University Press
The Homoerotics of Orientalism by Joseph Allen Boone
Designer: Lisa Hamm
Production Coordinator: Jennifer Jerome
Acquiring Editor: Philip Leventhal
Project Editor: Roy Thomas

Columbia University Press
Note-by-Note Cooking: The Future of Food, by Hervé This, translated by M.B. DeBevoise
Designer: Vin Dang
Production Coordinator: Jennifer Jerome
Acquiring Editor: Jennifer Crewe
Project Editor: Ron Harris

Duke University Press
The Forms of the Affects, by Eugenie Brinkema
Designer: Amy Ruth Buchanan
Production Coordinator: Tanya Davis
Acquiring Editor: Courtney Berger
Project Editor: Sara Leone

Duke University Press
Paper Knowledge: Toward a Media History of Documents, by Lisa Gitelman
Designer: Amy Ruth Buchanan
Production Coordinator: Venus Bradley
Acquiring Editor: Ken Wissoker
Project Editor: Danielle Houtz

Duke University Press
Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording, by David Grubbs
Designer: Amy Ruth Buchanan
Production Coordinator: Venus Bradley
Acquiring Editor: Ken Wissoker
Project Editor: Liz Smith

Duke University Press
Wandering: Philosophical Performances of Racial and Sexual Freedom, by Sarah Jane Cervenak
Designer: Natalie F. Smith / Amy Ruth Buchanan, Art Director
Production Coordinator: Tanya Davis
Acquiring Editor: Courtney Berger
Project Editor: Danielle Szulczewski

Louisiana State University Press
In Tune: Charley Patton, Jimmie Rodgers, and the Roots of American Music, by Ben Wynne
Designer: Michelle A. Neustrom
Production Coordinator: Michelle A. Neustrom
Acquiring Editor: Rand Dotson
Project Editor: Lee C. Sioles

Louisiana State University Press
Steward of the Land: Selected Writings of Nineteenth-Century Horticulturist Affleck, by Thomas Affleck, edited by Lake Douglas
Designer: Michelle A. Neustrom
Production Coordinator: Michelle A. Neustrom
Acquiring Editor: Margaret H. Lovecraft
Project Editor: Catherine L. Kadair

The University of North Carolina Press
The Gift of the Face: Portraiture and Time in Edward S. Curtis's The North American Indian, by Shamoon Zamir
Designer: Rebecca Evans
Production Coordinator: Heidi Perov
Acquiring Editor: Mark Simpson-Vos
Project Editor: Paul Betz

Penn State University Press
Jean Jaurès: The Inner Life of Social Democracy, by Geoffrey Kurtz
Designer: Steve Kress
Production Coordinator: Jennifer Norton
Acquiring Editor: Kendra Boileau
Project Editor: Jeff Lockridge

Princeton University Press
The Social Life of Money, by Nigel Dodd
Designer: Chris Ferrante
Production Coordinator: Betsy Litz
Acquiring Editor: Peter Dougherty
Project Editor: Terri O'Prey

 

Scholarly Illustrated

The University of Chicago Press
Chromatic Algorithms: Synthetic Color, Computer Art, and Aesthetics After Code, by Carolyn L. Kane
Designer: Maia Wright
Production Coordinator: Joan Davies
Acquiring Editor: Karen Merikangas Darling
Project Editor: Michael Koplow

Duke University Press
Beautiful Data: A History of Vision and Reason since 1945, by Orit Halpern
Designer: Courtney Baker
Production Coordinator: Venus Bradley
Acquiring Editor: Ken Wissoker
Project Editor: Sara Leone

The MIT Press
Interface, by Branden Hookway
Designer: Marge Encomienda
Production Coordinator: Janet Rossi
Acquiring Editor: Roger Conover
Project Editor: Matthew Abbate

Penn State University Press
Art, Ritual, and Civic Identity in Medieval Southern Italy, by Nino Zchomelidse
Designer: Jo Ellen Ackerman
Production Coordinator: Jennifer Norton
Acquiring Editor: Eleanor Goodman
Project Editor: Keith Monley

Penn State University Press
The Curatorial Avant-Garde: Surrealism and Exhibition Practice in France, 1925–1941, by Adam Jolles
Designer: Regina Starace
Production Coordinator: Jennifer Norton
Acquiring Editor: Eleanor Goodman
Project Editor: Keith Monley

University of Texas Press
Among Unknown Tribes: Rediscovering the Photographs of Explorer Carl Lumholtz, by Bill Broyles, Ann Christine Eek, Phyllis La Farge, Richard Laugharn, and Eugenia Macías Guzmán
Designer: Lindsay Starr
Production Coordinator: Lindsay Starr & Ellen McKie
Acquiring Editor: Theresa May & Casey Kittrell
Project Editor: Lynne Chapman

University of Texas Press
Midcentury Modern Art in Texas, by Katie Robinson Edwards
Designer: Lindsay Starr
Production Coordinator: Lindsay Starr & Ellen McKie
Acquiring Editor: Robert Devens
Project Editor: Leslie Tingle

University of Washington Press
Island: Poetry and History of Chinese Immigrants on Angel Island, 1910-1940, Second Edition, edited by Him Mark Lai, Genny Lim, and Judy Yung
Designer: Dustin Kilgore
Production Coordinator: Pamela Canell/Shirley Woo
Acquiring Editor: Lorri Hagman
Project Editor: Mary Ribesky

Yale University Press
Kem Weber, Designer and Architect, by Christopher Long
Designer: Jena Sher
Production Coordinator: Mary Mayer
Acquiring Editor: Katherine Boller
Project Editor: Heidi Downey

 

Trade Typographic 

The University of Chicago Press
Land and Wine: The French Terroir, by Charles Frankel
Designer: Isaac Tobin
Production Coordinator: Benjamin Balskus
Acquiring Editor: Susan Bielstein
Project Editor: Sandra Hazel

The University of Chicago Press
The Nightwatches of Bonaventura, by Bonaventura, translated and with a new Introduction by Gerald Gillespie
Designer: Matt Avery
Production Coordinator: Joseph Claude
Acquiring Editor: Susan Bielstein
Project Editor: Ruth Goring

Duke University Press
My Tibetan Childhood: When Ice Shattered Stone, by Naktsang Nulo, translated by Angus Cargill and Sonam Lhamo
Designer: Natalie F. Smith / Amy Ruth Buchanan, Art Director
Production Coordinator: Tanya Davis
Acquiring Editor: Miriam Angress
Project Editor: Liz Smith

University of Georgia Press
American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning, by Kate Sweeney
Designer: Kaelin Chappell Broaddus
Production Coordinator: Kaelin Chappell Broaddus
Acquiring Editor: Beth Sneed
Project Editor: Rebecca Norton

University of Georgia Press
Study in Perfect, by Sarah Gorham
Designer: Kaelin Chappell Broaddus
Production Coordinator: Kaelin Chappell Broaddus
Acquiring Editor: Beth Sneed
Project Editor: Jon Davies

University of Georgia Press
Truman Capote: A Literary Life at the Movies, by Tison Pugh
Designer: Erin Kirk New
Production Coordinator: Kathi Dailey Morgan
Acquiring Editor: Walter Biggins
Project Editor: Jon Davies

The MIT Press
Žižek's Jokes: (Did you hear the one about Hegel and negation?), by Slavoj Žižek, edited by Audun Mortensen
Designer: Molly Seamans
Production Coordinator: Janet Rossi
Acquiring Editor: Roger Conover
Project Editor: Michael Sims

Penn State University Press
Nothing but Love in God's Water: Volume I: Black Sacred Music from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement, by Robert Darden
Designer: Regina Starace
Production Coordinator: Jennifer Norton
Acquiring Editor: Patrick Alexander
Project Editor: Nicholas Taylor
 

Trade Illustrated 

The University of Alberta Press
Climber's Paradise: Making Canada's Mountain Parks, 1906-1974, by Pearl Ann Reichwein
Designer: Alan Brownoff
Production Coordinator: Alan Brownoff
Acquiring Editor: Peter Midgley
Project Editor: Mary Lou Roy

The University of Alberta Press
Conrad Kain: Letters from a Wandering Mountain Guide, 1906-1933, by Conraid Kain, edited by Zac Robinson
Designer: Alan Brownoff
Production Coordinator: Alan Brownoff
Acquiring Editor: Peter Midgley
Project Editor: Mary Lou Roy

The University of Chicago Press
The Oldest Living Things in the World, by Rachel Sussman
Designer: Jill Shimabukuro
Production Coordinator: Joan Davies
Acquiring Editor: Christie Henry
Project Editor: Carol Saller

The University of Chicago Press
Outside the Box: Interviews with Contemporary Cartoonists, by Hillary L. Chute
Designer: Michael Brehm
Production Coordinator: Joan Davies
Acquiring Editor: Alan Thomas
Project Editor: Carol Saller

Getty Publications
Minor White: Manifestations of the Spiritby Paul Martineau
Designer: Jeffrey Cohen
Production Coordinator: Stacy Miyagawa
Acquiring Editor: n/a
Project Editor: Beatrice Hohenegger

The MIT Press
TaTa Dada: The Real Life and Celestial Adventures of Tristan Tzara, by Marius Hentea
Designer: Marge Encomienda
Production Coordinator: Janet Rossi
Acquiring Editor: Roger Conover
Project Editor: Matthew Abbate

McGill-Queen's University Press
Making Toronto Modern: Architecture and Design, 1895-1975, by Christopher Armstrong
Designer: David LeBlanc (studio oneonone)
Production Coordinator: Elena Goranescu
Acquiring Editor: Jonathan Crago
Project Editor: Ryan Van Huijstee

The Museum of Modern Art
Alibis: Sigmar Polke 1963-2010, edited by Kathy Halbreich with Mark Godfrey, Lanka Tattersall, and Magnus Schaefer
Designer: Joseph Logan, assisted by Rachel Hudson
Production Coordinator: Marc Sapir
Acquiring Editor: n/a
Project Editor: Emily Hall

The Musem of Modern Art
Gauguin: Metamorphoses, by Starr Figura
Designer: Margaret Bauer
Production Coordinator: Matthew Pimm
Acquiring Editor: n/a
Project Editor: Kyle Bentley

The Museum of Modern Art
Object:Photo. Modern Photographs: The Thomas Walther Collection, 1909-1949, edited by Mitra Abbaspour, Lee Ann Daffner, and Maria Morris Hambourg
Designer: Daphne Geismar
Production Coordinator: Marc Sapir
Acquiring Editor: n/a
Project Editor: Kyle Bentley and Jason Best

Penn State University Press
Picturing Dogs, Seeing Ourselves: Vintage American Photographs, by Ann-Janine Morey
Designer: Regina Starace
Production Coordinator: Jennifer Norton
Acquiring Editor: Kendra Boileau
Project Editor: Suzanne Wolk

University of Texas Press
Miguel Covarrubias: Drawing a Cosmopolitan Line, by the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Designer: Derek George
Production Coordinator: Derek George
Acquiring Editor: Jim Burr
Project Editor: Bruce Bethell

University of Texas Press
Yucatán: Recipes from a Culinary Expedition, by David Sterling
Designer: Derek George
Production Coordinator: Derek George
Acquiring Editor: Casey Kittrell
Project Editor: Leslie Tingle

Poetry and Literature

Duke University Press
The Day of Shelly’s Death, by Renato Rosaldo
Designer: Amy Ruth Buchanan
Production Coordinator: Tanya Davis
Acquiring Editor: Gisela Fosado
Project Editor: Jessica Ryan

Louisiana State University Press
Put Your Hands In: Poems, by Chris Hosea
Designer: Barbara Neely Bourgoyne
Production Coordinator: Barbara Neely Bourgoyne
Acquiring Editor: MaryKatherine Callaway
Project Editor: Neal A. Novak

 

Reference

The Johns Hopkins University Press
Ducks, Geese, and Swans of North America: Revised and Updated, by Guy Baldassarre
Designer: Maia Wright
Production Coordinator: Robert Schreur
Acquiring Editor: Vince Burke
Project Editor: Mary Lou Kenney

Princeton University Press
Aristotle's Ethics: Writings from the Complete Works, Revised Edition, by Aristotle, edited, and with an introduction by Jonathan Barnes and Anthony Kenny
Designer: Jason Alejandro
Production Coordinator: Betsy Litz
Acquiring Editor: Rob Tempio
Project Editor: Natalie Baan

 

Journals 

University of Texas Press
The Velvet Light Trap
Designer: Melanie Cardenas
Production Coordinator: Stacey Salling
Acquiring Editor: Sue Hausmann

 

Jackets & Covers 

The University of Chicago Press
Between History and Myth: Stories of Harald Fairhair and the Founding of the State, by Bruce Lincoln
Designer: Matt Avery
Production Coordinator: Casey Hampton
Art Director: Jill Shimabukuro

The University of Chicago Press
The Hoarders: Material Deviance in Modern American Cultureby Scott Herring
Designer: David Drummond
Production Coordinator: n/a
Art Director: Jill Shimabukuro

The University of Chicago Press
Walls: Enclosures and Ethics in the Modern Landscape, by Thomas Oles
Designer: Lauren Michelle Smith
Production Coordinator: Benjamin Balskus
Art Director: Jill Shimabukuro

Columbia University Press
A Coney Island Reader: Through Dizzy Gates of Illusion, edited by Louis J. Parascandola and John Parascandola
Designer: Philip Pascuzzo
Production Coordinator: Jennifer Jerome
Art Director: Julia Kushnirsky

Duke University Press
The Forms of the Affects, by Eugenie Brinkema
Designer: Amy Ruth Buchanan
Production Coordinator: Tanya Davis
Art Director: Amy Ruth Buchanan

Duke University Press
New World Drama: The Performative Commons in the Atlantic World, 1649-1849, by Elizabeth Maddock Dillon
Designer: Natalie F. Smith
Production Coordinator: Venus Bradley
Art Director: Amy Ruth Buchanan

Duke University Press
Records Ruin the Landscape: John Cage, the Sixties, and Sound Recording, by David Grubbs
Designer: Amy Ruth Buchanan
Production Coordinator: Venus Bradley
Art Director: Amy Ruth Buchanan

Duke University Press
Roy Cape: A Life on the Calypso and Soca Bandstand, by Jocelyne Guilbault and Roy Cape
Designer: Natalie F. Smith
Production Coordinator: Venus Bradley
Art Director: Amy Ruth Buchanan

University of Illinois Press
Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slaveryby Katrina Dyonne Thompson
Designer: Faceout Studio, Charles Brock
Production Coordinator: Tamara Shidlauski
Art Director: Dustin J. Hubbart

Louisiana State University Press
Blood Work: Imagining Race in American Literature, 1890, by Shawn Salvant
Designer: Michelle A. Neustrom
Production Coordinator: Michelle A. Neustrom
Art Director: Laura Gleason

McGill-Queen’s University Press
Interlinguicity, Internationality, and Shakespeareedited by Michael Saenger
Designer: David Drummond
Production Coordinator: Elena Goranescu
Art Director: Elena Goranescu

McGill-Queen’s University Press
Outside, Inside, by Michael Penny
Designer: David Drummond
Production Coordinator: Elena Goranescu
Art Director: Elena Goranescu

University of Minnesota Press
Cinders, by Jacques Derrida
Designer: Quemadura/Jeff Clark
Production Coordinator: Daniel Ochsner

University of Minnesota Press
The Forbidden Worlds of Haruki Murakami, by Matthew Carl Strecher
Designer: Mingovits Design
Production Coordinator: Rachel Moeller

University of Minnesota Press
Laruelle: Against the Digital, by Alexander R. Galloway
Designer: Heng Wee Tan
Production Coordinator: Alicia Gomez

University of Minnesota Press
Spectacular Mexico: Design, Propaganda, and the 1968 Olympics, by Luis M. Castañeda
Designer: Elsas Design
Production Coordinator: Rachel Moeller

University of Minnesota Press
The Way Things Go: An Essay on the Matter of Second Modernism, by Aaron Jaffe
Designer: Heng Wee Tan
Production Coordinator: Alicia Gomez

University Press of Mississippi
A Vulgar Art: A New Approach to Stand-Up Comedy, by Ian Brodie
Designer: Todd Lape
Production Coordinator: Todd Lape
Art Director: Todd Lape

University of New Mexico Press
Mono Lake: From Dead Sea to Environmental Treasureby Abraham Hoffman
Designer: Lila Sanchez
Production Coordinator: Maya Allen-Gallegos
Art Director: Lisa Tremaine

New York University Press
Fantasies of Identification: Disability, Gender, Race, by Ellen Samuels
Designer: Nicole Hayward
Production Coordinator: Charles B. Hames
Art Director: Nicole Hayward

New York University Press
The Rag Race: How Jews Sewed Their Way to Success in America and the British Empire, by Adam D. Mendelsohn
Designer: Kathleen Lynch
Production Coordinator: Charles B. Hames
Art Director: Kathleen Lynch

Oxford University Press
Lethal but Legal: Corporations, Consumption, and Protecting Public Health, by Nicholas Freudenberg
Designer: M80 Design / Wes Youssi
Production Coordinator: Genieve Shaw
Art Director: Brady McNamara

Oxford University Press
The Odysseyby Homer, translated by Barry B. Powell
Designer: Philip Pascuzzo
Production Coordinator: Yvette Perez
Art Director: Brady McNamara

Oxford University Press
The Vulgar Tongue: Green’s History of Slang, by Jonathon Green
Designer: Philip Pascuzzo
Production Coordinator: Genieve Shaw
Art Director: Brady McNamara

Penn State University Press
The Curatorial Avant-Garde: Surrealism and Exhibition Practice in France, 1925-1941, by Adam Jolles
Designer: Regina Starace
Production Coordinator: Jennifer Norton
Art Director: Jennifer Norton

Penn State University Press
Picturing Dogs, Seeing Ourselves: Vintage American Photographs, by Ann-Janine Morey
Designer: Regina Starace
Production Coordinator: Jennifer Norton
Art Director: Jennifer Norton

Princeton University Press
Terrified: How Anti-Muslim Fringe Organizations Became Mainstreamby Christopher Bail
Designer: Amanda Weiss
Production Coordinator: Betsy Litz
Art Director: Maria Lindenfeldar

Southern Illinois University Press
Abide, by Jake Adam York
Designer: Erin Kirk New
Production Coordinator: Barb Martin
Art Director: Linda Jorgensen Buhman

University of Texas Press
Pillar of Salt: An Autobiography, with 19 Erotic Sonnets, by Salvador Novo, translated by Marguerite Feitlowitz
Designer: Lindsay Starr
Production Coordinator: Lindsay Starr

University of Washington Press
Political Leadership in Korea, edited by Dae-Sook Suh and Chae-Jin Lee
Designer: Natalie Siderius
Production Coordinator: Pamela Canell
Art Director: Thomas Eykemans

University of Washington Press
Robert Cantwell and the Literary Left, by T.V. Reed
Designer: Dustin Kilgore
Production Coordinator: Pamela Canell / Shirley Woo
Art Director: Thomas Eykemans

Wayne State University Press
Strings Attached, by Diane DeCillis
Designer: Andy Kopietz
Production Coordinator: Carrie Downes Teefey
Art Director: Maya Whalen and Carrie Downes Teefey