Uppercase #39

UPPERCASE is a quarterly print magazine inspired by craft, design and illustration. A playful exploration of creativity, an affinity for vintage ephemera, and a love of handmade are some elements common in each issue. The magazine boasts high-quality paper and printing, a unique design aesthetic and incredible attention to detail.

With the tagline "for the creative and curious" every issue of UPPERCASE is eclectic and engaging. With a few themes to help tie it together, a typical issue includes content about design, art, illustration, typography, craft and a bit of vintage. It is full to the brim with beautiful images, inspiring stories, talented people and well-written articles.

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The themes for this issue derived from exploring the word “felt”—“to feel” in the past participle, but also its homographs referring to both the cloth as well as the corresponding verb. It was a simple mental game that led to a rich collection of stories and inspiring artwork. Within these pages, we’ll meet five fibre artists who use felt and felting techniques prominently in their works. There’s also a special feature about contemporary and traditional rug makers. (I became personally infatuated, so much so that I needle punched this cover on the weekend before this issue went to press!)

In creating and making, we can express our most heartfelt emotions. Our feelings can be put on view through illustration, art and craft to further others’ understanding of our unique experiences. During the process of expression, which is more often challenging than it is easy, we gain perspective into our own selves. In this issue, readers like you share how creativity allows them to express their personal experiences.