Judging by the Cover

The University of Illinois Press recently had the honor of hosting the 2015 AAUP Book, Jacket, & Journal Show, the traveling exhibition of the  37 books and 40 jackets and covers that make up the very best of the book art created within the Association of American University Presses in the last year. (Full schedule here and the list of honored books is here.)

Marvel at how these designers and book artists incorporate a book’s themes and ideas with the information necessary to display the product AND in a way that dazzles the eye. Get visual and have a long, loving look at a handful of the covers on display at the show:

strings attached

chute outside the box

ducks geese and swans

ring shout

my tibetan childhood


vulgar art

picturing dogs