Press and Mentions
“We’re called the magazine for the creative and the curious. The anchor points are graphic design, typeface and illustration—each issue has a theme or two that I riff on and have as an inspiration point to see where it goes to.”
Janine as told to the Calgary Herald's Stephen Hunt.
"UPPERCASE is a magazine you can look at over and over again. I especially love all of the delicious little details and the way it's chock full of eyecandy and brain food from cover to cover. Even the classifieds (one page! this magazine's all about real content!) are presented in a way that is both interesting and classy."
"Janine Vangool is one of those quietly fabulous women who is inspiring in every aspect of her career and home life. The creator, editor and designer of UPPERCASE (a magazine & book publishing company based in Canada), Janine manages a mini-publishing powerhouse that, other than the practically perfect UPPERCASE Magazine, boasts books like A Collection A Day by Lisa Congdon and The Elegant Cockroach books in their collection."
"Janine Vangool, editor of UPPERCASE Magazine, is no stranger to typewriter love. The author of the forthcoming tome, The Typewriter: A Graphic History of The Beloved Machine, Vangool has amassed quite the collection—not only of typewriters but of all sorts of typewriter-related ephemera."
"The self-described “magazine for the creative and curious” boasts high-quality paper and printing, a unique design aesthetic and incredible attention to detail. It also features international talent representing the disciplines of graphic design, illustration, typography and craft."
"With this magazine, Janine realized a lifelong calling, one that began when as a nine-year-old she self-published her first magazine for her at-home library. With a commitment to high caliber production and design, she launched
UPPERCASE, a self-described “labor of love". For Janine, quality trumps cheap production."
"Now at Issue 14, this Canadian quarterly journal has established a voice for itself in the craft/DIY creative world. It's grown in popularity alongside the likes of the Etsy website, covering a North American vernacular and vintage aesthetic which is well represented by the magazine's strong production values and highly sophisticated and content-relevant design
"The paper quality, the printing, the colours, the layout, and the articles are all completely top notch, BEAUTIFUL, totally creative, quirky in the best way, and every page stimulates my own creativity."