Thomas Eykemans

Books, design, etc.


Tom Eykemans


Tom is Design Director at Marquand Books, which develops, designs, and produces books with museums, artists, and publishers. He is co-organizer of the Seattle Art Book Fair and founder of Tome Press. He works with a variety of local and national organizations, producing books, posters, logos, film graphics, and illustrations. Tom has designed hundreds of books and received tens of awards.

He was previously Senior Designer at the University of Washington Press. He received a BFA in Visual Communication Design from the University of Washington School of Art in 2002. He studies and teaches traditional martial arts at the Seattle Kung Fu Club. He was born in Seattle to Dutch parents and raised in Port Angeles, where the mountains greet the sea.



Articles and Interviews

Seattle Art Book Fair Celebrates Printed Media in All Its Glory.” Jas Keimig. South Seattle Emerald. May 8, 2024.  

Art Under Cover: Seattle’s Newest Festival, Seattle Art Book Fair, Celebrates the Beauty of Books.” Shin Yu Pai. UW Magazine. April 30, 2024.  

Q&A: Jayme Yen and Tom Eykemans of Seattle Art Book Fair.” Variable West. April 22, 2024.  

Seattle Art Book Fair Launches with Makeready 2021.” ARCADE Magazine. May 11, 2021.

"Covering Scholarship: The Evolution of Book Design at University Presses." ARCADE Magazine. Issue 33.2, Fall 2015.

University of Washington Press Blog
"Make Books, Not War!." August, 2016.
"Behind the Covers: ‘Classical Seattle’." December 9, 2015.
"Behind the Covers: ‘Temple Grove'." March 5, 2015.
"Behind the Covers: ‘No-No Boy‘." August 27, 2014.
"Behind the Covers: Joshua Howe‘s ‘Behind the Curve‘." June 25, 2014.
"Behind the Covers: ‘Citizen 13660‘." April 9, 2014.
"Behind the Covers: ‘Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clarke'." February 27, 2014.

Talks and Activities

Co-founder and organizer of the Seattle Art Book Fair.

Judge for the 2020 AUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show.

Guest speaker for the Arts Enterprise & Cultural Innovation (AECI) program at Western Washington University. 2018, 2020.

Guest critic for the graduate level "Experimental Storytelling" course at the UW School of Art. 2018.

Interview with Gina Kaufmann on Central Standard for NPR. 2017.

Talk: "The Monograph Mullet." TypeCon 2016, Seattle.

Panelist: "Does It Have to Be Blue? The Purpose and Evolution of Book Covers in University Press Publishing." Association of American University Presses. 2015 Conference. Denver, Colorado. June 20, 2015.

AIGA Changemaker. Delridge Grocery Co-op branding initiative. 2015.

Design Advisory Committee. ARCADE Magazine. 2014–.

Awards and Recognitions

AIGA 50 Books / 50 Covers winners:
Private Eye: The Imagist Impulse in Chicago Art (2021)
Tallur LN: Interference Fringe (2020)
Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clarke (2012)
Red Autobiographies (2011)

Washington State Book Award
The Lines That Make Us (Finalist, 2019).

AAUP Book, Jacket, and Journal Show winners:
Betty MacDonald series (2017)
Black Women in Sequence (2016)
Gender and Chinese History (2016)
The Holding Hours (2016)
Market Street (2016)
Temple Grove (2014)
The Republic of Nature (2013)
Red Autobiographies (2011)
Affect and Artificial Intelligence (2011)
Darwin‘s Pharmacy
Broken Ground (2011)
Winning the Math Wars (2010)
With a Single Glance (2010)
Yellowfish (2009)

Hello Poster Show
Forces of Nature (2012)

Made with Webflow and typeset in Epilogue from Etcetera Type Co.

Subject Index

Technique Index

Book Index

All book covers and interiors designed since 2007.