Rag & Pulp

Volume R in the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration

Rag & Pulp

In the UK? Rag & Pulp and other UPPERCASE books are available through our UK distributor Central Books.

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 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, 42 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

$65.00 CAD

Thank you to everyone who preordered this book and funded its production.

The following are previews of the dust jackets. Each book has the same dustjacket, simply refold it to reveal your favourite!

Sample pages

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.

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Find out more about the Encyclopedia series here.

Also in this series:

Print & Paper Bundle
Art & Artisan Bundle
Fibre & Stitch Bundle
Old & Ephemeral Bundle
Encyclopedia Bundle Holiday 2023
Art Supplies
Botanica (reprint)