Cognella Textbook Covers Receive Accolades from GDUSA

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Three Cognella textbook covers receive 2018 GDUSA American Inhouse Design Awards

For the fourth consecutive year, Cognella textbook cover designs have earned Graphic Design USA (GDUSA) American Inhouse Design Awards.

This year, three Cognella textbook covers were recognized by GDUSA for their originality and aesthetic appeal: Slavic Blood: The Vampire in Russian and East European Cultures by Thomas J. Garza with cover design by Miguel Macias; Race and Racism in the West: Crusades to the Present edited by Paul Sweeney with cover design by Jess Estrella; and Ink and Edit: Making Research Matter in Writing and in Life by Sam Bell with cover design by Miguel Macias.

To learn more about each book, visit the Cognella Title Catalog at and search for the book by title or author name.    

For more than 50 years, GDUSA has sponsored exhibitions that feature and recognize the creativity, ingenuity, and skill of premier graphic designers. The GDUSA American Inhouse Design Awards highlight the extraordinary work of in-house graphic designers and graphic design departments in companies, organizations, and institutions across the nation. While GDUSA receives thousands of submissions for the awards each year, only about 15% receive honors.

“We couldn’t be more delighted that our designers, Jess and Miguel, are consistently recognized at the national level for their outstanding work,” said Cognella CEO Bassim Hamadeh. “We’d also like to congratulate the authors of these textbooks for creating quality content for the academic market and collaborating closely with our designers to realize their creative vision. These award-winning covers are a product of creativity, teamwork, and innovation. We couldn’t be more honored to be recognized by GDUSA.”

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