A few weeks back I finally bought my first issue of Uppercase Magazine. I’ve been enjoying the magazine through other readers online for a while. I really love the style and materials used to put together this publication, but every time I saw a copy of the cover online I thought it looked like a paper sample book. The book is printed and produced entirely in really nice quality, heavy weight, flat, non glossy, papers. Below are pictures of what some paper sample books look like, not all are spiral bound.
I work for a printing company and paper vendors always give out paper sample books and they look JUST LIKE Uppercase Magazine’s cover, only smaller. Funny thing about that is that I was surprised to see the size of the magazine when I first bought it. I pictured it to be smaller like the paper sample books. Also, the inside of Uppercase is obviously a real magazine while the inside of a paper sample book has staggered papers of all different colors and weights, etc. I brought the magazine to work and everyone agreed, it looks just like a paper sample book. One of our sales reps asked where it was published and I saw it was in Canada. Well, apparently a lot of the paper companies are also in Canada.
The magazine has a tagline “For the Creative and Curious” and is filled with great interviews and wonderful artwork. Each issue has a theme and call to artists to submit work based on that theme. I would really love to submit some work some time. When I bought it I only read a few pages a day because I really wanted to savor it. The magazine only comes out quarterly, I think and costs $18, so it’s a bit pricey.