20 Mar We *heart* Uppercase magazine (& not just because we are featured in it!;p)
There is no denying it, I’m a magazine geek & you probably already knew that from if you follow us on Instagram where I often post images of magazine pages I think you might find particularly interesting as fellow craftivists or craptivists.
Uppercase magazine is a magazine I came across a couple of years ago in a stationary shop and I have devoured every copy I have been able to afford since then, keep on my shelf and often flick through past issues when I have time. I value each issue I have like other people would with books they have loved reading. And I think you would like it too. Why?
Here are 5 reasons (there are so many more but I’ve tried to limit my gushings) for making time in your busy schedule to read this publication:
- Uppercase is a quarterly magazine edited, designed and published by the one-woman powerhouse Janine Vangool out of her studio in Canada. The strapline is “a magazine for the creative and curious” and it’s clear that Janine puts her heart, soul and hard work into each issue. Each issue reminds us of what one woman can achieve that brings beauty into the world and reminds us that this world is and can be beautiful so we should strive to use our creative passions to visualise a better world for all not just for the few. This magazine is a constant reminder that one person can achieve so much with the support and drive they need.
2. In this chaotic, fast world we live in, it’s great to have a beautifully designed physical magazine to read. It’s printed on heavy paper (I don’t know the technical terms) with a strong spine so people can me can thumb through it for years to come. It’s crisp, clean lines and minimal design makes it easy to read and means you focus on all of the inspiring and interesting content without distractions. Some might say that the design of the magazine is overly feminine but it’s not twee & I hope lots of men read this magazine as well as women.
3. Uppercase features topics that will stimulate our creative side (& everyone is creative!): interviews with artists, case studies on creative companies, business features full of practical advice for freelancers, ‘Places/Spaces’ gives readers the chance to snoop around artist’s studios, history of things such as typewriters, games and in this isssue 20: radios.
4. No large sponsors or advertisers so your full attention goes to reading the in-depth interviews, articles and stunning images without ever worrying you might be reading an advertorial without knowing. You know that each piece is written with honesty, sincerity and out of love.
5. our A Little Book of Craftivism is featured in this issue (20)! I didn’t want our feature being the main reason I blog about this stunning magazine. I’ve wanted to share my love for it with you for ages but as you know, I’m not great at making time to blog or write (especially as an unconfident writer!). But isn’t it great that Janine thought our book fitted into her magazine and her readers would be interested in our book. She has printed my introduction to the book and framed it with our images and her design touches. She has also given us a discount code for our friends and family (that’s you!!!). The code ‘contributor20’ is good for $10 off a subscription or renewal.
So, are you tempted to find a copy to read? What do you think of the look of it? Please do comment below x