AAUP catalogue



University of Manitoba Press
Thrashing Seasons by C. Nathan Hatton
Designers: Mike Carroll & Jess Koroscil
Production Coordinator: Glenn Bergen
Acquiring Editor: Jill McConkey
Project Editor: Glenn Bergen

Association of University Presses
2017 catalogue cover

 2017 Association of University Presses Book, Jacket, and Journal Show

February 20 - March 1, 2018
Print Archive Room, 309 ARTlab

In 2017, the University of Manitoba entry, Thrashing Seasons: Sporting Culture in Manitoba and the Genesis of Prairie Wrestling, was recognized in the category of scholarly typography by the Association of University Presses. There were 58 entries in this field, and 9 were selected for the exhibition that travels throughout Canada and America during the 2017-2018 year.

Columbia University Press, University of Georgia Press, John Hopkins University Press, Princeton University Press and the University of North Carolina Press made up the other winners in the category - impressive competition to be sure.

About Thrashing Seasons, the jurors said, "the unsual combination of typography interacts well with the content and imagery throughout this book", and, "this book manages a light touch of design irony and beautiful typesetting."

The Association of University Presses holds this contest annually for its members to recognize design excellence in short-run books published by the universities and colleges. Entry categories include: scholarly typographic, scholarly illustrated, trade typographic, trade illustrated, poetry and literature, journals, reference and jackets and covers. The 2017 contest elicited 563 entries, from which four jurors selected 100 winners to celebrate and to include in the traveling exhibition that showcases the books.  Publications by two other Canadian Universities are included in the exhibition: University of British Columbia, Vancuver, and Sir Wilfred Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario.