As a unit at a Very Large University, we here at UIP pay avid attention to the NCAA basketball tournaments, even though the Fighting Illini have of late fallen into a spell of (shall we say) hoops misfortune.

To keep living the tourney hype, the Press has put together a bracket of our own to parallel events on the hardwood. This Sweet Little Sixteen involves some of our boldest book covers squaring off in an aesthetic dogfight. No reflexive regional loyalties. No alums doing embarrassing things with foam. No sports radio screaming. It’s a pure competition that rewards beauty, the discerning eye, and the technical mastery of complex software.

Presenting the UIP Sweet Sixteen (click to enlarge):

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