About a year ago I stumbled upon possibly the most beautiful design magazine I have ever seen. Upper Case is the brainchild of Calgary-based designer Janine Vangool. The sensibility is rich, tactile, combining a love of craft, book making, fine art, photography, type, and the freewheeling eclecticism of the modern blog: it's as though you came across the ultimate art and design blog and could suddenly hold it in your hands. I find it an endless source of inspiration-- especially the views of artist/designer studios and stories about how creative people work. The recent issue features several lettering artists, calligraphers and font designers including me. Take a look, and consider subscribing. This magazine is truly a collectors' art piece: the pages smell of real ink for months, and each issue includes keepsakes and printed ephemera.
An excerpt from the interview. The quotation comes from e.e. cummings, and is one of my favorite anthems to the creative process. Walnut ink and ruling pen. *Several people have asked if they can see the interview online. At this time the magazine is entirely analogue, so although Upper Case has a wonderful blog and online shop you will need to subscribe to the actual magazine to see the issue.