AUP Magazine: 60th Anniversary Edition
From the Nominator
"For 60 years, The American University of Paris has delivered its rigorous, transformative global liberal arts curriculum to students who represent 110 nationalities and who will go on to join a six-continent-spanning alumni network. Our community is diverse, but shares certain fundamental values: a respect for scholarship that champions academic intersectionality; a belief in international dialogue; and an understanding of how cultural difference creates empathetic scholars and humans.
At a time when division has been making headlines, we chose to use the Fall 2021 60th-anniversary issue of the AUP Magazine to focus on what unites us and proudly declare: “We are AUP.” This project had three primary goals:
1) Create a "showpiece issue" with a distinct look and feel to commemorate the anniversary
2) Encourage greater community engagement with the 60th-anniversary celebrations
3) Share information about major university developments, including a new logo and the implementation of a post-Covid strategic plan
Each article was designed to have long-term relevant appeal and speak to our perennial values, so that the content could be reused throughout the year and serve as a constant reminder of what we strive for as a community and of what we hold dear. Throughout, we were determined to foreground people who make our community possible. Over 60 AUP alumni, students, staff and faculty members contributed to this issue, which has become the most read and requested in the history of our magazine, with 2,200 alumni and parents receiving a physical copy and over 2,000 views online."
From the Judges
The AUP Magazine: 60th Anniversary Edition accomplished what no other entry could--best exemplifying the “printed once a year” category with its special one-of-a-kind edition. With excellent branding and consistency in design, AUP was inviting and very readable. It possessed a “luxurious feeling” while not being as expensive as other entries of this caliber. Judges appreciated the concept, the commitment to diversity, the modern elegant appeal, and considered it “truly an international entry.”