2015 AAUP Book, Jacket, & Journal Show coming to UGA Press


The University of Georgia Press has a long history of award-winning book design. Our records indicate that since 1970, University of Georgia Press books, jackets, and covers have garnered 289 design awards from from such prestigious design competitions as Print Magazine’s Regional Design Annual, The Chicago Book Clinic, the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA), and the Association of American University Presses (AAUP) Book, Jacket, & Journal Show.

The University of Georgia Press will exhibit the AAUP 2015 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show in their offices (Room 320 of the Main Library) February 8th through the 12th, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. each day.

2015 marked the fiftieth anniversary of this annual design competition, as well as the first year digital publications were included alongside their printed counterparts. Jurors Nola Burger, Ned Drew, Renate Goki, and Simon Johnston selected 46 books, 32 jackets and covers, one journal, and three digital publications as the best examples of university press design.

Three of those 46 award-winning books were published by The University of Georgia Press: American Afterlife: Encounters in the Customs of Mourning by Kate Sweeney, Study in Perfect by Sarah Gorham, and Truman Capote: A Literary Life at the Movies by Tison Pugh.

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To celebrate the UGA Press titles in the show, customers may receive a 50% discount on these three titles during the month of February. Please use promo code AAUPSHOW15 (case-sensitive). Free shipping for orders over $25. Sale is valid online-only at http://www.ugapress.org and ends Feb. 29.

The event is free and open to the public. Show catalogs are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Individuals or large groups who are unable to come during the show times are welcome to contact Kaelin Broaddus (kaelinb@uga.edu) to schedule an appointment for alternate hour during the week of February 8th.

Kaelin Chappell Broaddus is Senior Designer & Production Manager at the University of Georgia Press 

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