The Work/Life Series from UPPERCASE
When the first edition of Work/Life was published back in 2008, UPPERCASE was a fledgling publishing house. In 2009, our eponymous quarterly magazine was born, growing into a celebrated publication with readers around the world. In 2011, the second edition of Work/Life was released and featured 100 international illustrators. It was met with much enthusiasm, not only from art and illustration buyers who appreciated the book's quality content and curated talent, but also from other illustrators and aspiring artists who were inspired by the stories shared within. Our participants' careers have benefited from the book, garnering awards for their submissions and coveted assignments from their dream clients. The Work/Life series has developed into something even greater than a promotional publication—these books are educational, inspirational and beautiful; books that have value beyond just a directory of talent.
THEME: AN ILLUSTRATED LIFE
Unlike awards annuals or traditional illustration directories, our publication gets personal. Artists are individually interviewed about their creative focus and artistic technique as well as your inspirations and aspirations. Additional imagery (sketchbook pages, studio shots, inspirational objects or personally illustrated anecdotes) are integral to each participant’s spread, allowing the reader to take a peek into their work/life.
With the third edition, we are pushing the personal nature of Work/Life to a new level. This edition's theme is "An Illustrated Life" in which we explore the ups and downs of illustration and what it takes to stay creative. Each participant will offer their unique take on this theme. Each participant has created a bespoke illustration assignment specific to their interests and story.
Work/Life 3 participants
Watch others have said about Work/Life 2:
“I just got my copy of UPPERCASE’s Work/Life2 today and couldn’t put it down for what seemed an eternity. The UPPERCASE Directory of Illustration features 100 illustrators from around the world, compiled in a beautiful design.”
Tina Roth Eisenberg, Swiss Miss
"I wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed my copy of Work/Life 2. It arrived last week and I immediately sat down and read it all. It is such a wonderful publication with so many talented creatives—I am so grateful to you for allowing me the opportunity to be a part of it all."
Allison Langton, illustrator
"SO GREAT! I love how you've integrated so much story about people, a lovely little package. Thanks for including me."
James Gulliver Hancock, illustrator
"The aim of the book is to set apart these 100 illustrators from the thousands across the world. As such, the work featured in the book is only the best."
Joshua Coventry, Res Excellence
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