August 03, 2012

UPPERCASE magazine

The beautiful UPPERCASE magazine was featured on many blogs recently and has a huge fanbase around the world - do you know it? I'm glad to finally receive a review copy this week because I really want this fine magazine to be presented here as well! 

The UPPERCASE magazine, founded by Calgary-based publisher, editor and designer Janine Vangool, is in its fourth year now, the first issue came out in April 2009. 

(Images above: UPPERCASE)

It's one of the good smelling magazines with pages of weighty matte paper. I like the interactive approach - much of the content is commissioned from their subscribers or through connections made in social media circles - and the magazine's focus on "the creative and curious", which means a lot of creative spaces, great ideas, interviews with artists and DIY projects. Inside the current summer issue you'll find articles about some fabulous illustrators like Oliver Jeffers, Isabelle Arsenault, Jon Klassen (who did the cover) and Agata Dudeck. I had a very close look at the two spreads about ABC books, read the interview with Oliver Jeffers and enjoyed the lovely pictures of his studio as much as the article about creating children's books. And there is still a lot more to discover!

Visit the UPPERCASE shop for their current issue and some lovely books.

There is also a new book by UPPERCASE in the pipeline. To find out more about the crowdfunding campaign for "The Typewriter: a Graphic History of the Beloved Machine" head over to the UPPERCASE siteFor news and more visit the UPPERCASE blog and Twitter.