Designers who blog

UPPERCASE is featured on the site "Designers who blog", a good site to find interesting links (and a picture of me on one of the rotating banners). Thanks for including my site, Catherine.

A big thank you to all the other folks who are linking to my site: Coudal, Poppytalk, Swiss Miss, Oh Joy, Amoeba Corp, Just My Cup of Tea, Poynter, Altered Imagery, Design*NotesSurfstation and The Match Factory. If I've missed someone, send me an email and let me know!


We now carry Taschen

We've just received a shipment of nearly 100 books from Taschen who is now added to the list of publishers that UPPERCASE carries: Gingko Press, 010, Die Gestalten, Prestel, Chronicle Books, Princeton Architectural Press, Quirk Books, Monacelli Press, Drawn & Quarterly and others. Keep an eye out for P.I.E. Books of Japan, later this spring. (If you're a Calgary customer and you see something you'd like us to order from PIE, please send an email request and we'll include your selection in our first order. info @ subject line PIE.

Illustration Now


Drawing power: the world's hottest illustrators A to Z

From magazines and newspapers to ads, websites, album covers, and even mobile phone wallpaper, illustration is a crucial element in visual communication today. With unlimited creative possibilities, illustration is as unbound as imagination itself; whether it's a simple pencil drawing, an ornate airbrushed painting, or a computer-generated image, an illustration speaks the international language of ideas. This comprehensive guide showcases 150 of today's best commercial and editorial illustrators from over 50 countries; each entry highlights examples of recent work and includes the artist's contact information, favorite media, awards, clients, and work philosophy. Look no further for what works and who's who in the world of illustration: it's all here.
  $50 (from Taschen website)

Button Workshop February 18


The mess of paper bits was just as beautiful as the buttons:


Thank you to Devon for co-hosting the workshops and to all of our participants. We'll have another button-making workshop in March. If you're already on our email list, you'll receive a notice about when the workshop will be held. If you'd like to be included in our email list, send us your name with SIGN ME UP in the subject line to info @

The Visual Dictionary


The Visual Dictionary is a web-based collaborative whose goal is to collect as many images of words as possible. There are only a few images at the moment, but the idea is good and the website is nicely designed!


Let's Be Friends


Via Newstoday: Los Angeles Let's Be Friends by the animation and directing collective Three Legged Legs in which friendly monsters take over Los Angeles. The animated creatures are inspired by the work of Jeff Soto.