The new issue of Canadian craft magazine Uppercase is all about the power of pattern and features a wide and vibrant range of what's happening right now in surface pattern design. The guide inside includes work from 100+ designers and makers, and demonstrates their use of unique colour palettes, different approaches to process & technique and varied methods of non-digital mark making. From animals to abstracts, new industry talent to veterans - this issue is a must for anyone interested in pattern. Elsewhere there's a focus on William Morris and the legacy of Renaissance design on the Arts & Crafts movement and a profile on textile designers Phyllis Barron and Dorothy Larcher.
Uppercase is put together by Janine Vangool who has a keen eye for contemporary crafts. It is beautifully printed on matte stock and the spine alone is a work of art. A pleasing and collectable publication. While the magazine looks at traditional craft, it is in no way nostalgic, it looks at contemporary applications and champions modern and inspiring craft.
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