CAD 18.00 — Released 1 October 2013
From the simple utility of the paper clip to the technical marvel of staplers and hole punches (the more old-fashioned the better!), the office can deliver a lot of inspiration for those of us who love to work. And from the unprecedented response to our open call for letterforms and alphabets created with office supplies, it looks like our readers love playing (and procrastinating) with these work tools, too!
The aesthetics of work extend to how a business is presented through its brand and its printed communications; the letterhead has long been the paper personality of a company—inside we explore its history. We investigate the cubicle—a work system devised with the best of intentions. We also take a look at an emerging style of working: collaborative, shared workplaces are becoming a popular alternative to the home office. We examine a variety of creative coworking scenarios in this issue—perhaps you will be inspired to look at your own work situation and environment in a new way.
As a graphic influence in art and design and as a traditional component in jewellery, in this issue we mine a trend that has a solid foundation: rocks, crystals and gems. The geometric appeal of crystals, the timeless seduction of gemstones and the solid comfort of smooth pebbles, these geologic treasures are universally adored. I hope you enjoy this nineteenth issue of UPPERCASE magazine—it’s a gem!
Janine Vangool publisher/editor/designer
Cover Artist: Lydia Shirreff http://uppercasemagazine.com/issue19