Issue 18, Summer 2013

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Dear Readers,

At UPPERCASE headquarters, a sunlit upper floor studio in downtown Calgary’s Art Central building, 

I am preparing to pack up nearly nine years of my creative life. The building is slated for “redevelopment” (a gentle euphemism for “wrecking ball”) and though the time frame for the new building to replace the old is unclear, it is time for us to go. 

When I commissioned artist Sarah Bridgland to create a three-dimensional illustration for this issue’s cover, I didn’t initially see the parallels between her work and our current situation. It was Sarah who suggested that she use past UPPERCASE covers to create a new one. When she delivered the final image I saw how appropriate her technique was for this moment in the magazine’s history. The destruction of the older issues was done with respect and purpose and from the debris she created something magnificent.

In that spirit, I have begun to dismantle the studio. I  look forward to piecing it back together in a new and inspiring location, knowing that the sum of its parts will be even greater than what came before.

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CONTENTS

SNIPPETS

Trend
The Chair
Abecedary
Sticky Things
by Glen Dresser

Blog Beautiful
Brittany Watson Jepson’s 
“The House that Lars Built”
by Alyn Carlson

Beginnings
Rex Ray
by Adrienne Breaux

Business
Business Bricolage: 
Putting it All Together
by Rena Tom

Creative Careers
Jane Audas: Multi-Hyphenated
by Erin Bacon

FINE PRINT

Library
Assembled Ideas: 
On Bits and Pieces
by Nikki Sheppy

Ephemera
Victorian Scrapbook
Small Print

Cut-O-Mania: 
The Scrapbook in the Age 
of Mechanical Reproduction
by Carolyn Fraser

Participate
Handsome Ransom 
Submissions from our
Readers

ART & DESIGN

Cover Artist
Sarah Bridgland: 
Perfect Cuts
by Laura Tarrish

W.I.P.S.
by Sarah Bridgland

Collection 
Small Chairs
by Laura Tarrish

Sketchbook
Thomas Wold Furniture

Recollections
Ingrid van den Brand:
Object Memories
by Janine Vangool

Type
Greg Lamarche

Gallery
Vivienne Strauss
Laura Redburn
Valerie Roybal
JP King
Lisa Eisenbrey
Mark Kaufman
Lisa Case
Michelle Thompson
Andrea D’Aquino
Anthony Zinonos

Portfolio
Mathilde Aubier
by Vinciane de Pape

 



Dynamic Duo
( Ma + Chr )
by Vinciane de Pape

Design
Atelier Takagi
by Yvonne Rock

History
Joseph Cornell
by Nikki Sheppy

Explore
Creative Challenge

Creature
Super-Organisms:
Collage of Life
by Glen Dresser
art by Jenny Brown

PLACES/SPACES

Illustration
Cut it Out Studio
with Martin O’Neill
by Jas Chi Ying Tang

Collage
Martin O’Neill

Studio
Mirthe Blussé
by Janine Vangool

Boutique
Piet Hein Eek
by Janine Vangool

CRAFT

Stitch
Dina Knapp
by Rose Zgodzinski
photos by Tom Salyer

Ceramics
Trent Jansen
by Holly Hutchinson

Guide
Assemblage

Tool
Sticky Business: 
A Brief History of Glue
by Brendan Harrison

STYLE

Wardrobe
Simply Summer
Illustrated by Kelly Lasserre

Stylist
Leslie Oschmann
Swarm Home
by Janine Vangool

Hobby
An Artist’s Scrapbook
by Ian Phillips

Kitchen
Texture is Character
story and photos 
by Tara O’Brady

Recipe
Summer Greens 
and Egg Pie
by Tara O’Brady

MISC

Subscriber Profiles

Peeps

Covet

City Song
by Andrea Jenkins