September 11th 2009

I was recently given a gift subscription to Uppercase Magazine by a good friend. It's a beautiful magazine published by Uppercase Gallery in Alberta. This friend had been reading a copy of the magazine and had noticed that there was a very small photo of a pair of my letterpress cards and the envelope they came in, (which belongs to Anne Koyama of Koyama Press, who helped me produce these cards). They were in a section of the magazine, Postal Service, that features the beautifully packaged mail received during the process of putting together an issue.

The magazine and gallery are headed by Janine Vangool, a Calgary-based graphic designer and illustrator. She carefully curates every project she does with a keen eye for a vintage aesthetic. She likes to include work from artists of all disciplines, including graphic designers, textile artists, illustrators and photographers. My particular favorite article in the current issue (#2) is about the dogs of the Russian Space Program, Laika and Zvezdochka. The accompanying illustrations, vintage stamps and oil paintings are really lovely.

Uppercase is currently working on issue 3, due to be in shops and mailboxes in the next few weeks!

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