UPPERCASE readers are a talented and generous bunch. Here are some ways that you can get involved in the magazine and our community.
Taking inspiration from vintage television station identification graphics, I am inviting readers to create their own on-air graphic. If you had your very own network, what would the logo and branding be like? How would it express your personality and favourite content through the graphic?
Above is the station identification if UPPERCASE was a TV network devoted to the love of print (thus the cyan, magenta, yellow and black) with creative and curious programming. Also a nod to vintage aesthetics and Mad Men-era graphics and music!
The idea for this open call emerged from one of the themes I'm exploring in the winter issue (January 2014) : broadcasting. I use the term loosely: "broadcasting" in the sense of sharing ideas graphically and publicly through posters, social media and public art. We will also have some articles about amateur ham radio, graphic novels and collecting vintage posters...
Submit your graphic by November 30. The file should be 6 inches wide at 300dpi. (If you want extra credit and have animated your logo, please provide a link in the submission form.) Please upload your file here.
Click here to view some more station identification inspiration!
EXTENDED DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2013
My Favourite Notion
Express your love of sewing notions and haberdashery: submit an illustration, a photograph, a poem or anecdote showing why sewing notions are so inspiring.
Image or illustration-based submissions should be at least 6 inches wide at 300dpi.
Text-based submissions should be short and sweet, not more than 200 words.
Follow this link to submit.
DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 12, 2013
UPPERCASE magazine is a richly visual magazine featuring great illustration, photography and intelligent writing. If you are interested in contributing, please contact us with sample of your work.
Is it creative? Is it curious? We'd like to see it! Mail us postcards, letters, artwork, trinkets, photos, found objects... The most interesting things will be featured in the magazine and online. (Sorry, items will not be returned.)
OUR NEW ADDRESS:
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For subscribers of UPPERCASE magazine only. We will compile the best for publication in the magazine and feature some on our blog. We accept submissions on an ongoing basis, though only three are published per issue. If we receive extras, we will post them on the blog. Submit here.
THE WORK-IN-PROGRESS SOCIETY
Celebrating beauty in the unfinished: craft, art, design, and illustration photographed in progress. You are invited to share your works in progress in this Flickr group.
The images might be used in posts on the UPPERCASE journal about The Work-in-Progress Society (credited and linked to its Flickr member) and will be considered for print publication in the magazine. Should your image be selected for publication, you will be contacted for additional information and higher resolution files if necessary.