Little U, the offspring of UPPERCASE magazine, is an occasional magazine/book for the young at heart. (Think of it as a smaller and cuter version of UPPERCASE!) Published in 2018.
With childlike wonder, Little U explores making, designing, illustrating and living. Highlighting children's books, surface pattern design, clothing and product design for young folk, and arts and crafts inspired by and/or made for children, this publication inspires and informs professional creatives and families alike.
Little U is a small-format book (5 inches wide by 6 inches tall), but at 244 pages, it has a nice, thick spine and lots to read and look at.
No advertising! 10% of profits will be donated to UNICEF.
Little U: Volume 2
Regular price$24.00 CAD
Volume 2 on its own To be released in June 2020
Little U Bundle: Volumes 1, 2, 3
Regular price$65.00 CAD
Volume 1: sent now Volume 2: To be released in June 2020 Volume 3: in progress, date to be determined
Little U: Volumes 2 and 3
Regular price$45.00 CAD
Volume 2: To be released in June 2020 Volume 3: in progress, date to be determined
Encyclopedia pre-order Volumes C + Y
Regular price$130.00 CAD
Volume C: Ceramics and Volume Y: Yarn-Thread-String will be released next year. This listing is to pre-order both volumes. Ceramics will be released in September 2020, Yarn-Thread-String release date to be announced soon! Price includes shipping worldwide, no need to add postage at checkout.
Regular price$237.00 CAD
THE BUNDLE ONLY SHIPS FROM THE USA. If your shipping address is other than the USA, customs and duties are the responsibility of the purchaser. If you're in Canada, we recommend adding each item to your cart separately, thank you.
Get an Encyclopedia of Inspiration Library! You'll receive Feed Sacks (reprint 2019), Print/Maker (2018), Ephemera (2019), Vintage Life (2019) and Quilted (2019). Save $20 off the total cost of purchasing each individually. 2,192 pages in total, 4kg.
This bundle does not include next year's Encyclopedia Volumes C and Y. Please add those to your cart separately if you wish to support Ceramics and Yarn-Thread-String.Botanica and Stitch*illo are out of print and not available for purchase. Click on each books' page to register your interest in a reprint.
Regular price$55.00 CAD
All pre-orders prior to November 2 are being sent from the printer. New orders for Quilted will be shipping from our fulfillment warehouses in the second half of November, date TBA.
Quilted is a 384-page book. (It's not a magazine, nor is it included in a subscription to UPPERCASE magazine.) It comes with a dust jacket that can be refolded in 4 different ways. I will post a video flip-through soon, but you can see a preview in my Instagram stories for now.
UPPERCASE publications are limited editions printed in Canada.
Regular price$55.00 CAD
Vintage Lifeis 448 pages and has a unique dust jacket that can be folded 4 different ways. UPPERCASE publications are limited editions printed in Canada.
Regular price$55.00 CAD
Ephemera is Volume E in the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration. This 448-page book features gorgeous and inspiring collections of vintage ephemera along with profiles of 30 creatives who make art and business through their collections. Collage artists, illustrators, type designers, graphic designers, creative entrepreneurs and more! It has a dust jacket that can be folded to reveal one of four designs. Or you can use the dust jacket as gift wrap, collage or for another creative project. Available in the UK and Europe from Central Books.
Print / Maker
Regular price$50.00 CAD
Print / Maker is Volume P in the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration.
This 368-page book features profiles of 48 designers, artists, artisans and entrepreneurs who make things with print. It has a dust jacket that can be folded to reveal one of four designs. Or you can use the dust jacket as gift wrap, collage or for another creative project.
FeedSacks: The ColourfulHistory of a Frugal Fabric (originally published in 2016, reprint by Martingale in October 2019)
The interior content of the book is just the same as the 2016 edition but this reprint does not have a dust jacket.
Feedsacks are the perfect example of a utilitarian product turned into something beautiful. Author Linzee Kull McCray explores the history of the humble feedsack, from a plain burlap or cotton sack to exuberantly patterned and colourfulbags that were repurposed into frocks, aprons and quilts by thrifty housewives in the first half of the 20th century. Extensive imagery and at-scale reproductions of these fabrics create an inspiring sourcebook of pattern and colour—and offer a welcome visit to a slower-paced way of life.
Please note that this book ships from the USA. Any customs or import duties are the responsibility of the purchaser. If you are in Canada and wish to order other books from UPPERCASE, please do so in a separate transaction so that your other items will be sent from Canada. Thanks!
Regular price$25.00 CAD
Work/Life 3: the UPPERCASE directory of illustration low inventory! ships from the USA only
With the third book in this series, we push the personal nature of Work/Life to a new level. This edition’s theme is “An Illustrated Life” in which we explore the illustrator’s lifestyle in intimate detail and find out what it takes to stay creative 24/7. Featuring 100 artists from around the world. Click here to see the list of participants.
Designed and written by Janine Vangool Cover illustrated by Jeff Rogers
The Typewriter: A Graphic History of the Beloved Machine
OUTSIDE OF NORTH AMERICA? For customers in Europe, the book is available through Central Books in the UK and other retailers in Europe such as Athenaeum in Amsterdam. If you order from this site, your book will ship from North America and the shopping cart will calculate the cost of shipping.
The Elegant Cockroach
$12.00 CADSale price$6.00 CAD
"Love, Longing & Six Legs"
Literature, fine wine and a Spanish guitar are elegant pastimes. But in the big city, passing the time simply isn't enough. The Elegant Cockroach longs for more…
Written by Deidre Anne Martin and illustrated by Stefanie Augustine, The Elegant Cockroach is a charming storybook for whimsical grown-ups and sophisticated children.
32 pages, full colour, black cloth hardcover with dustjacket
The Shatner Show book and exhibition is curated and designed by Janine Vangool (UPPERCASE gallery) and written by Glen Dresser. In addition to the over 76 images inspired by the life and career of Mr. Shatner, the book includes quotes from Shatner, as well as commentary by the artists on the pop culture icon and their working methods.
The book is 128 pages, hardcover, 8.5” x 10.5” with full colour throughout.
Ever since she was a young girl, artist and illustrator Lisa Congdon has been obsessed with collecting. Having amassed a curious collection of objects, on January 1, 2010, she embarked on a year-long project: a daily documentation of arrangements of these items, posted online. “Most of the collections are real and exist in my home or studio; those I will photograph. Some are imagined; those I will draw or (occasionally) paint.”
448 pages, 7.75" x 5.125" x 1.5"
Packaged in a full colour, embossed and hinged tin.
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