Announcing the next volume in the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration

Volume R: Rag & Pulp

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Rag & Pulp

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, 45–50 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. 


June 2023 release.


$65.00 CAD

Help crowdfund this book by pre-ordering it today.
Pre-orders include free shipping. Planned release for June 2023.

The following Rag & Pulp covers are mockups only using stock imagery.
More details, previews and a list of participating artists and companies coming soon!

Correy Baldwin is a core contributing writer to UPPERCASE magazine as well as its copy editor. He is a freelance copy editor and proofreader specializing in academic publishing (history and cultural studies in particular), alongside general interest and literary publications. Prairie born, he now resides in Montreal.

Janine Vangool is the curator, publisher, editor and designer of UPPERCASE. Prior to founding UPPERCASE, Janine worked as a freelance graphic designer for arts and culture clients. She also owned a gallery and papergoods shop, sold a line of greeting cards wholesale, handmade 10,000 books (with lots of help!) and taught typography at a college level.


Planned publication for June 2023
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Find out more about the Encyclopedia series here.

Also in this series:

Art Supplies
Ceramics
Botanica (reprint)
Quilted (out of print)
Vintage Life
Ephemera (out of print)
Feed Sacks (reprint)
Encyclopedia Bundle