Issue 20, Winter 2014

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Dear Readers,

Issue 20 marks five years of UPPERCASE magazine! This is an amazing feat considering that we are a small publication with little or no advertising, fully supported by our readers and subscribers. With your support, we look forward to many more creative years ahead. Thank you for keeping us going.

The main theme throughout this issue is “broadcasting”. My broad interpretation of this term includes the sharing of ideas graphically and publicly through posters, social media and public art and also encompasses amateur radio, graphic novels and collecting vintage advertising posters. To round out the issue, haberdashery, hat-making and a love of sewing notions is a pretty and crafty thread of content throughout. 

In addition to the magazine, we also publish books on craft, creativity and collecting. Two forthcoming titles that have been in the works for a while include The Typewriter: a Graphic History of the Beloved Machine and Little U: the offspring of UPPERCASE—a book/magazine for the young at heart. Visit our website for more details. Also new to the shop is a line of papergoods and posters that we look forward to expanding over the next while.

Here’s to a creative and curious new year! 

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Contents

SNIPPETS

Paper Gig Posters
by Kate Deglow

Participate
Station Identification

Abecedary
Broadcasting
by Janine Vangool

Blog Beautiful
Sugar & Cloth’s Ashley Rose
interview by Brittni Mehlhoff

Beginnings
Austin Kleon
by Adrienne Breaux

Business
Send the Right Message
by Rena Tom

Creature
Communication Between Animals
by Glen Dresser

 

FINE PRINT

Library
The Graphic Novel
by Nikki Sheppy

Small Print
This Magazine is
Not a Broadside
by Carolyn Fraser

Ephemera
The History of
Hamilton Wood Type
photos by Nick Sherman

 

ART & DESIGN

Type
Garbage Beauty
story by Joy Deneen
photos by Christian Blais

Portfolio
Cover Artist
Jason Munn
Simply Perfect Posters
by Vinciane de Pape

Discover
Broadcasting Then and Now
by Jen Caswell

Hobby
Ham Radio
story by Holly Hutchinson
illustration by Julia Trigg

Collection
QSL Cards
collected by Julia Trigg

Guide
A Little Book of Craftivism
by Sarah Corbett

 

 

Trend
Manifesto Posters  
Pea Crabtree
Lesley Greening Lassoff
Floyd Sayers
Leigh Medeiros
Fabien Barral
Giesla Hoelscher

Sketchbook
Make Your Own Manifesto

 

PLACES/SPACES

Creative Careers
A Vintage Poster Gallery in Montreal
by Correy Baldwin
photos by Christian Blais

Field Trip
Wayward Haberdashery
by Jas Chi Ying Tang


CRAFT

Stitch
Magda Sayeg, Yarn-Bomber
by Adrienne Breaux

W.I.P.S.
Hiné Mizushima’s Felted Friends

Participate
I Love Notions
Reader Submissions

Lesson
Leon Drexler Handmade Hats
by Becca Gilgan

 

STYLE

Wardrobe
Haber-Dashing illustrated
by Kelly Lasserre

A Tip of the Hat
by Brendan Harrison
illustrations by Cleo Papanikolas

Dynamic Duo
Amy and Christopher
Dean of Crown & Crumpet
by Alessandra Cave

 

KITCHEN

Kneading
story and photos
by Tara O’Brady

Recipe
Overnight Braided Cinnamon
Bread
by Tara O’Brady

 

MISc.

Subscriber Profiles
Peeps

Covet
With Love, Anonymous by Andrea Jenkins