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.
I am happy to say that my work is in Uppercase Magazine Issue 23. It features tons of amazing calligraphers and I am very honored to be part of them. You can find a copy or subscribe here but shhh.. use coupon ‘letterlove’ for $15 off!
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.
This is my second week as UPPERCASE magazine’s creative in resident, and I am so pleased to be able to work in such a beautiful and creative space. Even a mediocre photographer like myself can take nice photos in a well designed place!
the above letterforms are by graphic designer christian luis, & featured among other reader-submitted alphabets in the current issue of uppercase magazine. uppercase has consistently pulled together the best content with every issue, & somehow the latest (#19) is my favorite yet. i definitely hugged this one to sleep.
this alphabet & more are available as desktop wallpapers for download here.
Illustration done for the upcoming issue of UPPERCASE mag to accompany an article about the importance of colour in our (and other creatures) eyesight. For instance, spawning salmon turn bright red to attract the ladies before mating!