hard at work on issue 21

Cover art by Molly Hatch

Cover art by Molly Hatch

I'm happy to reveal our next front cover featuring the illustrated ceramic work of Molly Hatch. The working theme of the Spring issue is "form, function and ornamentation", so Molly's work was a natural fit. This issue includes the EPIC Surface Pattern Design Guide... for which I've selected 100 artists from 297 submissions. (I will be notifying those who got into the guide very soon.) And stay tuned over the next while; I'll be revealing the amazing experts who have provided their industry tips to the Guide.

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I'm hunkering down in design mode here at the UPPERCASE studio (where I've been all weekend)—I have to get the design of the spring issue to the printer in a week's time! After reviewing the printer proofs, then the magazine will take nearly a month for printing, bindery and mail prep. So look for this issue coming to a mailbox or stockist near you in early April.

I'm pleasantly submerged in patterns these days... here are some Instagrams of my laptop case and various books and inspirations that surround me.

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