For those of you who have as yet not discovered the delights of Uppercase Magazine (and why not?), you are in for a treat. Uppercase magazine is a quarterly Art & Design journal for the ‘creatively curious’. I have been a fan for quite a while and have issues 8-13, and recently joined the ranks of subscribers. I also own a copy of Worklife II.
Uppercase is the creation of Canadian designer and entrepreneur Janine Vangool, whom until recently was pretty much a ‘one woman show’. Beautifully composed and laid out, containing a diverse range of interesting articles, interviews, features etc, and revolving around a theme each issue, each section of Uppercase flows onto the next, creating a harmonious whole. The magazine is printed on quality thick paper making this a weighty piece and is not for the recycling bin once read, or destined for the ‘lick and stick’ box. This is a ‘collectible’, each issue to be read/devoured, and subsequently displayed on ones bookcase.
Uppercase also encourages submissions from artists and creatives, and there is a ‘call for submissions’ section on the website, usually focusing upon a specific theme. The magazine is available from a select number of stockists both in Canada and the UK, but you cannot pick it up in your local W H Smiths, guaranteeing a certain exclusivity.
Below are some shots to wet your appetite. As my 550D is in the shop, I decided to utilise the services of Instagram instead.
If you are interested in purchasing any original pieces, postcards and prints then please visit my ART SHOP.