Volume R: Rag & Pulp Pre-Order! Planned release in June 2023.
For artists, crafters, designers and writers, paper is integral to everything we make—it serves as the foundation of our ideas. It's the substrate upon which our thoughts and talents are made visible. But paper is also a means of expression in itself: unique papers are made by hand with innovative and natural materials, artistic techniques like marbling paint its surface, manipulation creates texture and sculptural forms, and through manual and mechanical processes, designers create decorative papers and wallpapers that bring pattern to our daily lives.
Through beautiful imagery and inspiring stories and interviews, Rag & Pulp explores the diversity of contemporary papermakers, manufacturers and artists, all of whom use and elevate paper from a blank white sheet into something uniquely marvellous and expressive.
448 pages, 45 to 50 profiles of people, companies and products amply illustrated through photographs of the artist or company's creative process, details of equipment and techniques, studios and workspaces, and photographs of finished products.
PLANNED JUNE 2023 RELEASE
Print / Maker (reprint 2022)
Regular price$60.00 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.
The 10th volume in the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration is all about Art Supplies: the provenance, lore and enduring appeal of art-making ingredients, materials and accessories told through profiles of artists, artisans and manufacturers (independent makers and venerable brands with historical legacies).
Lushly illustrated through photography and artwork, this exuberant edition will be a must-have volume in the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration.
Encyclopedia Bundle USA ONLY
$402.00 CADSale price$375.00 CAD
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*** If your shipping address is outside of the USA, some of these titles are available through Central Books in the UK. If you're in Canada, please purchase this bundle instead. ***
Get an Encyclopedia of Inspiration Library! You'll receive Feed Sacks (reprint 2019), Vintage Life (2019), Botanica (reprint 2020), Ceramics (2020), Yarn-Thread-String (2021), Stitch•illo (reprint 2021) and Art Supplies (2022).
Save $27 off the total individual cover prices. Over 5kgs of books!
Ephemera and Print/Makerare out of print and not available for purchase. Click on each books' page to register your interest in a reprint.
$370.00 CADSale price$335.00 CAD
Get an Encyclopedia of Inspiration Library!
You'll receive Vintage Life (2019), Botanica (reprint 2020), Ceramics (2020), Yarn-Thread-String (2021), Stitch•illo (reprint 2021) and Art Supplies (2022). Save $35 off the total cover price.
Quilted is available separately and ships from Canada.
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$60.00 CAD
Stitch•illo is Volume S in the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration, originally released in 2017. This beloved volume has been out of print for a few years, but I am happy to report that pre-orders for a reprint are now open!
If you're outside of North America, any import duties are the responsibility of the customer.
So much of what we make is created by using various fibres. Knitting, crochet, weaving, sewing, embroidery, rug-making, macramé and many more crafts are made possible with yarn, thread and string.
This book gets up close and personal with fibre, telling the stories and processes from fibre farmers, thread and yarn companies to individual artisans. We'll look at natural fibres and how they are made, and how design plays a part in the visual appeal of fibre brands. We'll explore innovative fibres that repurpose and recycle our valuable resources.
Yarn-Thread-Stringhighlights artists, craftspeople and creative entrepreneurs who use these fibres in unique and inspiring ways. You'll gain a new and exciting perspective on what fibre is—and how we can use it to express our individuality, creativity and humanity.
Regular price$60.00 CAD
This is a 400+ page book, it is not a magazine nor is it part of a subscription. If you've already pre-ordered Volumes C and Y of the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia, thank you.
UPPERCASE publications are limited editions printed in Canada.
Regular price$65.00 CAD
Originally published in 2017, Botanica is Volume B in the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration. This beautiful 448-page book has been reprinted in 2020.
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.
A Collection a Day
Regular price$20.00 CAD
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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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 Bundle: Volumes 1, 2, 3
$72.00 CADSale price$65.00 CAD
Receive all Little U volumes 1 through 3. Save $7 off the cover price of three volumes.