Three American Association of University Presses (AAUP) Awards for Design

Family Day Weekend started with a bang with some terrific news. On Friday, we received news that three University of Alberta Press titles had won design awards from the prestigious AAUP Book, Journal & Jacket Show.

Of 281 books submitted, only 46 books and journals are included in this year’s show. For covers, there were 272 entries, with only 41 chosen.

This year, the jurors selected three books designed by our designer, Alan Brownoff. The first was for Book Design in the category of Poetry and Literature, for Rudy Wiebe: Collected Stories, 1955–2010. The Measure of Paris by Stephen Scobie and Too Bad by Robert Kroetsch both won for Jackets & Covers.

The work of the following three artists was used on these covers: Alejandro Magallanes, Brassaï, and Vivian Thierfelder. The University of Alberta Press is deeply appreciative of their work.

For the first time, almost all of the Canadian university presses are represented in the AAUP Book, Journal & Jacket Show. The University of Alberta Press believes design is one of the ways a publisher can add value to a book. Clearly, other Canadian university presses agree!

Alan is one of the judges for the Alcuin Awards for Book Design in Canada once again. Judging is in March, with winners announced in April on their website.

Congratulations to the authors of these marvelous books, and, of course, to Alan. Well done!