Issue 14, Summer 2012

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Dear Readers,

It’s summer and time to play! In this issue of UPPERCASE, we explore the mark-making of sport, the aesthetic allure of baseball and the graphic appeal of blocks. We pay an extended visit to the wonderful world of children’s books (where donning a chicken suit is all in a day’s work). We zig and zag with a love of chevrons; we play with letters and words to create poetry and products; we eat pancakes for breakfast, lunch and supper and we let the green grass tickle our bare feet. 

Play is definitely not relegated to our childhood; as creatives it should be part of our everyday lives. So please delight in the unexpected and indulge in distraction—it is very often by looking elsewhere that we find the inspiration needed for our work.

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CONTENTS

Play
by Derek Beaulieu

Design
The Eephus League
by Bethany Heck

Typography
The Mark-making of Sport
by Glen Dresser

Reoollection
The Rise of the Bicycle
by Holly Hutchinson

Process
The People’s Pennant

PLACES/
SPACES

Studio
Oliver Jeffers
by Jennifer Causey

Dynamic Duo
Judi Chan & Keith-Yin Sun
of Studio Tipi

Field Trip
Werner Design Werks
by Janine Vangool

CRAFT

W.I.P.S.
Helen Wogan
by Vinciane de Pape

Oilcloth
by Linzee Kull McCray

Trend
Zig Zags in Craft

Guide
Wordplay by
Something’s Hiding
in Here

STYLE

Wardrobe
Sporty Style
illustrated by
Kelly Lasserre

Accessory
Bats and Balls
by Glen Dresser

Stylist
Spitalfields with
Emily Chalmers

Kitchen
Pancake House
by Tara O’Brady

Recipe
Whole Wheat Pancakes with Maple-Soaked
Strawberries
by Tara O’Brady

Hobby
Pinball
by Brendan Harrison

MISC.

Books
More titles by UPPERCASE

Peeps

Subscriber Profiles

Covet
The Sweetest Invitation
by Andrea Jenkins

SNIPPETS

Blog Beautiful
Kickcan & Conkers
Deborah Beau
by Ingela Peterson
Arrhenius

Beginnings
Petit Collage
Lorena Siminovich
by Adrienne Breaux

Business
The ABCs of
DIY Marketing
by Rena Tom

New Projects
Announcing
The Typewriter
and Little U

Lesson
Learning to Play
by Erin Boniferro
photos by Dylan Doubt

FINE PRINT

Abecedary

ABC Books
by Nikki Sheppy

Small Print
Fancy Dress
by Carolyn Fraser

Musing
To Grow a Name
by Kasey Fleisher Hickey
Signatures
by Scott Linder

Ephemera
Victorian Name Cards

Participate
Hello My Name Is
Reader Submissions

ART & DESIGN

Creative Careers
Perspectives on
Children’s Books featuring
Yvette Ghione, Melissa
Manlove, Matte Stephens,
Kyo Maclear, Claire
Hutchings, Jacqueline
Hudon-Verrelli, Ward
Jenkins, Lisa Cinar and
Carolyn Fisher.
With reporting by Kait Kucy
and Janine Vangool.

Sketchbook
Montreal-based illustrator
Isabelle Arsenault
by Karen Klassen

Cover Artist
Jon Klassen

Illustration
Polish illustrator
Agata Dudek
by Renata Liwska

Vintage
Abbatt a Toy
The Abbatt Toy Company
by Jane Audas

Collection
Vintage Play Blocks
by Suzanna Scott

Type
Concrete Poetry
by Derek Beaulieu