Beautiful Bitmaps

In the latest edition of Uppercase Magazine (No.15), Canadian editor and founder, Janine Vangool, invited 26 designers and illustrators to create a piece of artwork to celebrate the humble bitmap.

“Make beautiful bitmaps by taking this vestigial part of digital type—the bitmap—and making it into something to be newly appreciated.”

Not all of the pieces have been created digitally either, Dominique Falla’s Q is made up of hundreds of different colored overlaid ribbons. There are some insightful blog posts on some of the designers’ process too from, Louise Fili and Dominique Falla

Each piece can be viewed on the Society6 site where you can also purchase prints of the works. A portion of proceeds will go to creating an UPPERCASE scholarship fund to assist a reader in pursuing education in design, illustration, typography or craft.


my spread for work/life 3: the uppercase directory of illustration featuring 100 international illustrators. based on interviews about our creative processes, personal interests, inspiration and backgrounds, we were given a specific assignment to illustrate- i was asked to show a collection of everyday objects in my home that tells a little something about myself.
which i suppose just reveals that i’m a simple gal. 

also available for purchase here.

x k