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U P P ERCASE

The RULE of TREES

for the C R E A T I V E and C U R I O U S


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FROM THE EDITOR’S DESK J A N I N E VA N G O O L

Dear Reader, When I began dreaming of making this magazine back in the winter of 2008, I had no idea what I was getting into—nor that it would determine the course of my life and career, from the inaugural issue to the next one, and the next, one at a time. Soon I was looking past the first year into a second. And so it has gone, with each quarterly issue released, every three months, without fail. From the little sapling struggling to put down its roots, to a strong, maturing tree, firmly planted with its branches stretching wide, my little magazine and I have grown together, withstanding the many seasons. Thank you for nurturing my creative spirit throughout it all. Inside this special issue, you’ll find a lot about trees—or, rather, wood. Creativity and wood are both sustainable resources if we use them wisely! We also head out into rural settings where we contemplate our creative legacy and things that might have been lost but are not yet forgotten.

JA N I N E VA N G O O L publisher, editor, designer

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Contents

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W EL C O M E

A R T & D ESI G N

EDITOR’S LET TER . . . . . . . . . . . 3

ILLUS TR ATION . . . . . . . . . . . . 30

CONTRIBUTORS . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

SU BSCRIPTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 SNIPPETS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

HIS TORY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 SNOOP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18

by Giova Brusa and U P P E R C A S E readers

Katherine Dunn by Laura Tarrish

SK ETCHBOOK . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Tools & Talismans by Liz Kalloch VINTAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Vintage Made Modern by Amy Barickman

FINE PRINT LIB R A RY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20

by Scott Linder

RECOMMENDED RE A DING . . . 21

by Janine Vangool

B EG INNINGS . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

by Melanie Falick art by Andrea D’Aquino

BUSINES S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Pushing Papers with Cavallini Papers, Cartolina Cards and Macrina Busato

DESIGN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 Graphic Means by Rachelle W. Chuang RECOLLEC TION . . . . . . . . . . . 46 Roland Katz: From the Hands and the Heart by Amy Laura Dombro T Y PE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Lustig Elements by Craig Welsh SN A PSHOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Film Rescue International by Correy Baldwin

A B ECEDA RY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Women Standing Alone by Jill Stoll

SM A LL PRINT . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Activists in Aprons by Carolyn Fraser

COVER ARTIS T . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Laura Petrovich-Cheney: Scrap Quilts by Linzee Kull McCray

Woodworking by Correy Baldwin

HERITAGE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Readers Share Stories of Creative Legacy TOOL S . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Pensmith Christopher Yoke by Joy Deneen NOTIONS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79 Aurifil Threads COLLEC TION . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Wooden Bobbins M ATERIA L . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82

Wonderful Wood: 40 Projects by U P P E R C A S E Readers

WA RDROB E . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120 Gertrude Made: from Barkcloth to Pretty Frocks by Emily Orpin HOB BY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124 Coming Around to Woodturning by Brendan Harrison INS TAGR A M . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126 Reader pictures STU DIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .127 Sugar Shack by Dawn Houser

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CR A F T S TITCH . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 Kawandi: Quilts of Karnataka by Makalé Faber Cullen Photos by Sarah K. Khan and Henry John Drewal RE A DER S TORIES . . . . . . . . . 106 Rural Craft Submissions

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C A LLING C A RDS . . . . . . . . . . 128 PEEPS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128 COVET . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130 The Worth of Things Text and photo by Andrea Jenkins COMING SOON . . . . . . . . . . 131 The U P P E R C A S E Encyclopedia of Inspiration

N O T I C E S O M E T H I N G D I F F E R E N T ? Thanks to Appleton Coated’s generous donation of paper (see inside front cover for details), there’s an extra cream-coloured 16-page section! It is printed on U2:XG Ivory Matte 100 lb Text. The coated cover is Utopia® U2:XG® Matte 100 lb.

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Makalé captains LORE, an ethnographic research consultancy and design practice based in New York City, operating internationally. When she’s not doing fieldwork or writing, she’s in her studio, The Wilderness of Wish, fabricating her current installation of sculpted barnacles. ||| lore.works

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Look for Makalé’s article about the kawandi quilts of India on page 100.

A D D I T I O N A L C O N T R I B U TO R S Giova Brusa, Scott Linder, Patricia Belyea, Brad L. Parberry, Fiona Richards, Macrina Busato, Liz Kalloch, Amy Barickman, Rachelle W Chuang, Amy Laura Dombro, Craig Welsh, Jill Stoll, Laura Petrovich-Cheney, Makalé Faber Cullen, Sarah K. Khan, Henry John Drewal and dozens of readers who submitted to the open calls in this issue.

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R A C H E L L E W. CHUANG

CRAIG WELSH

Scott Linder is a writer and bookseller living in London. His current works-in-progress include a series of chapter books for young children and a cycle of poems about his upbringing in the American Deep South.

Rachelle W. Chuang fondly misses her Rapidograph pens, waxer, Pantone chips and Letraset. She is an adjunct art and graphic design professor at several schools in Orange County, CA. She also organized “Fanatical Mechanical” at Chapman University’s Guggenheim Gallery, which showcased Photo-Lettering by House Industries as well as artifacts and equipment from the period.

Craig Welsh was educated as an architect prior to his career as a designer. His work has been published extensively, exhibited in fifteen countries, and has received recognition from the world’s most respected creative competitions. His first book, “Design:Portfolio; Self-promotion at Its Best,” was published by Rockport in 2013.

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At one time, encyclopedias were venerated as ultimate sources of knowledge. People saw the value in investing in these massive multi-volume sets and enjoyed the convenience and status of having a reference section in the comfort of their living room. Ordered through the post or from a door-to-door salesman, acquiring an encyclopedia was a commitment to education and learning. These days, we have an overload of information at our fingertips and as a result, even the most well-known purveyor decided to halt 244 years of print production in favour of offering an online alternative. Certainly, with Pinterest and Instagram and blog posts and podcasts, there is no shortage of visual inspiration for creatives. But as makers, we appreciate—we yearn—for the tangible. And we crave high-quality content that is lovingly curated instead of coming to us in random bits. Coveting, owning and holding a beautiful and informative ink-onpaper inspiring tome… now that’s something that can’t be experienced virtually. The UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration is an open-ended project. There is no shortage of inspiring topics to be explored! For the launch of the project, we are committing to produce three volumes:

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ST I T CH • I L L O

Feed sacks are the perfect example of a utilitarian product turned into something beautiful. Author Linzee Kull McCray explores the history of the humble feed sack, from a plain burlap or cotton sack to exuberantly patterned and colourful bags that were repurposed into frocks, aprons and quilts by thrifty housewives in the first half of the 20th century. Extensive imagery and at-scale reproductions of these fabrics create an inspiring sourcebook of pattern and colour—and offer a welcome visit to a slower-paced way of life.

Flowers and plants have always been the muse of artists and craftspeople. Botanica collects a veritable mixed bouquet of inspiring art, illustration, pattern designs, floral-inspired projects and botanically-inclined lifestyles. Succulents and cacti and the simple potted plant are an of-the-moment trend, but this volume also goes back to historical sources and botanical ephemera, illustrating that creatives have an evergreen fascination with all things floral.

Traditional embroidery and textile arts are enjoying a renaissance in new hands: artists and illustrators who use stitchery, embroidery, needlework, appliqué and textiles to tell stories. Stitchillo highlights two sides: the textural, labour-intensive works of textile artists who tell stories through their work; and illustrators who eschew a computer and tablet and are turning to needle, thread and fabric as a means to communicate. From cute creations to deeply personal expressions, every stitch tells a story.

Feed Sacks will be published late this fall, with the other volumes as quickly as possible. Please support the Encyclopedia project by pre-ordering the set for $120 ($165 outside North America). Thank you! P R E - O R D E R YO U R S E T T O D AY

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