The 2016 AAUP Book, Jacket, & Journal Show

This year for the AAUP Book, Jacket, & Journal Show, 261 books and 348 jacket and cover designs were submitted for a total of 609 unique entries. Thirty-seven books and forty jackets and covers were selected as the very best examples of excellent design.

Congratulations to our designer, Nathan Putens, for being selected in four categories! A full list of winners can be seen here.

 

Fineberg

SCHOLARLY ILLUSTRATED

Modern Art at the Border of Mind and Brain by Jonathan Fineberg
Designer: Nathan Putens
Production Coordinator: Alison Rold
Acquiring Editor: Derek Krisoff
Project Editor: Ann Baker

“By putting the jacket copy on a belly band, I was able to keep the Dubuffet art almost entirely intact, which was a good match for the title as well as the proportion of the case.”—Nathan Putens

Madden

TRADE TYPOGRAPHIC

Sublime Physick by Patrick Madden
Designer: Nathan Putens
Production Coordinator: Alison Rold
Acquiring Editor: Kristen Elias Rowley
Project Editor: Sara Springsteen

“Most of the credit goes to Todd Stilson the cover artist, and the author Patrick Madden referred me to him. Pairing with this title, it makes a grand entrance to the book. It’s my favorite part and the main reason I submitted it.”—Nathan Putens

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TRADE ILLUSTRATED

This Strange Wilderness by Nancy Plain
Designer: Nathan Putens
Production Coordinator: Alison Rold
Acquiring Editor: Alicia Christensen
Project Editor: Kathryn Owens

“Normally I would not use Tribute throughout an interior, since the text needs special kerning and ligatures which takes time. But since the typeface suits the content in its exotic old style, we went the extra measure on this.”—Nathan Putens

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POETRY & LITERATURE

No Confession, No Mass by Jennifer Perrine
Designer: Nathan Putens
Production Coordinator: Alison Rold
Acquiring Editor: Kristen Elias Rowley
Project Editor: Sara Springsteen

“The author requested a graphic device to follow each invocation, I used a tear drop, which doubles as a candle flame.”—Nathan Putens

 

The 2016 Book, Jacket, and Journal Show will premiere at the AAUP Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, June 16-18, 2016. Afterward, the show will be exhibited at member presses around the country from September 2016 through May 2017.