The Association of American University Presses 2012 Book, Jacket and Journal Show is coming to Georgia. Since September, the exhibit has traveled across the country, starting with Columbia University Press in New York City. The show will end at the University of South Carolina Press in Columbia, S.C., in May.
As part of its 75th anniversary, the University of Georgia Press will display all of the 2012 Book, Jacket and Journal Show winners at UGA’s main library.
“We are pleased to host the AAUP 2012 Book, Jacket and Journal Show and to share it with the university and community,” said Kaelin Broaddus, design and production manager of the UGA Press. “I have only seen the show catalog, so I am eagerly looking forward to holding these books in my hands and turning every page.”
Each year, a panel selects the best books from a variety of categories, including scholarly typographic, scholarly illustrated, trade typographic, trade illustrated and jackets and covers. This year, the committee received 226 books,
300 jacket and cover design entries and four journals from which to judge. The jurors, composed of designing professionals and AAUP members, selected 49 books, one journal and 30 jackets/covers as the best examples of university press design.
UGA Press won scholarly typographic for A Mess of Greens, trade typographic for Bear Down, Bear North and Drifting into Darien and trade illustrated for Invasive Pythons in the United States.
Members of the community, UGA students, staff and faculty are welcome to stop by the offices of the UGA Press on the third floor of the library to peruse the best of university press design. Open to the public, the show will be on display Jan. 17-18 from noon-4 p.m. both days.