Welcome to the 50th issue of UPPERCASE magazine!
As an independent, ads-free publication supported entirely by its readership, this is an achievement we celebrate together. None of this would be possible without your amazing support and enthusiasm over the past 12 years.
This magazine began as an experiment. A graphic designer by profession, I wanted to create my own publication—one that filled a void in design magazines. I envisioned a magazine with good design as its foundation, but also a publication that gathered its inspiration from a broader perspective—encompassing the eclectic worlds of art, illustration, design, typography and crafts of all sorts (with an appreciation of vintage, too). UPPERCASE has really grown into its motto of being “for the creative and curious.”
My hypothesis that there would be other creatives out there like me—people inspired by looking outside of their own particular creative specialty, open to optimism and serendipity—has proven to be true. Thank you so very much!
Within this milestone issue, I’m exploring the intersection of art and science, as well as rubber stamps and related printmaking concepts: relief (both in terms of texture and emotion), making good impressions and the satisfaction (and necessity) of repetition.
Here’s to the next 50!