Uppercase Magazine



I recently discovered this Uppercase magazine issue 17 for RM65 from I Love Snackfood and instantly fell in love with it. My primary interest is in scrapbooking but the wide array of topics in this magazine ranging from general paper craft (pop-ups, steel die, etc), to creative use of colors, to alternative print techniques & textures, to nostalgic inspirations simply excites me. This magazine may well drive creative people into curious mode & onto the path of expanding what they thought they have known all this while (it did for me!) And it is a surprising find for me that Janine (owner of Uppercase) is also a huge typewriter fan. Typewriters rock!  
                                              
I really love the design & whimsical illustrations on the cover, it even has a scratch & sniff portion! (How creative! And yes - I sniffed the rest of the illustrations on the cover just to be sure that I am not hallucinating, LOL!). The uncoated front & back covers and all the 114 pages that are contained within feel unlike any other magazines, together with its well-proportioned layouts page after page, it is just so inviting & engaging that I had to flip on & read till the end.

Being an enthusiast of paper craft, I feel that the range of print styles brought forward by the editors are breathtaking & have helped me expand my creative horizon. There's like something for everyone, from the simple & down-to-earth to the artistic paint brush warriors. These range of styles are particularly highlighted in the section that I am most impressed about - the 'Stationary Guide' section, as 50 creative individuals (I love how they are called 'industry pros') share their styles & approaches to designing. As if that is not enough, these pros also shared tips on various aspects, including how to make it in the creative business & how to deal with people in the industry. Nicely written, very contemporary & practical. I'm pretty sure I benefited most from this section. And oh, on the side, I'm also very impressed about how the editors managed to weave in non-mainstream art, such as twisted balloons & glass-blowing into the flow, truly opened my eyes to appreciate the endless possibilities in art. 


I believe this magazine would be a huge inspiration for all aspiring card-makers & scrapbookers out there, it has so much to offer in boosting my creative mojo on working & styling with paper, and I'm sure it can do just the same for other like-minded enthusiasts. Thank you Uppercase for this wonderful work on paper, there's truly no electronic medium that can replicate the tactile joy of beautiful uncoated paper & the cards & scrapbook pages we make out of them. I'm looking forward to future issues & I'd recommend this magazine to all of my creative friends, the playful, the perfectionists, and beyond! 5 stars for you Uppercase! Of course, thank you I Love Snackfood for bringing in this delightful magazine for the creative enthuasist :)

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If you would like to visit the store, here's the address:

I Love SnackFood 
17 A, Jalan Telawi 3,
Bangsar

Contact No: +6019 267 3296 (Adeline)

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Thanks for swinging by...
Xoxo Jessy


6 comments

Lynnda said...

how cool this is... thanks for sharing it here Jess... Awesome... hug...x

Genevive Rulona said...

cool! another thing to check out.. thanks for sharing :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Very cool!! Thanks for sharing this!!

Cindy Lee said...

I love the sneak already! Thanks for sharing it with us. Anyway that I could get my hands on it? :)

Jessy Christopher said...

Hey girl! You may contact the owner, Adeline +60 19 267 3296 . She is on what's app. She can send the mag via post ;)

Erin Bacon said...

Thanks so much for the lovely review. I'm glad you've found us! I've seen some early stuff from the next issue (#18) and I know you'll be just as excited.
Erin from UPPERCASE