Up and coming visual arts magazine, UPPERCASE, released its second issue for sale to the public today. This quarterly publication features a lot of independent talent from across the board. If it’s cool, they want to see it. And share it! From the realms of illustration, design, photography, film, and music, the talented are called upon to submit their work to contribute to the eclectic, grassroots effort that is UPPERCASE. With a small but exponentially growing following, this quarterly targeted to the “creative and curious” holds a lot of promise. A few reasons this Canadian publication is catching fire: By giving your support as a subscriber, you have a chance to be interviewed and featured in an issue. Ads are to be kept to a minimum (6 per issue.) You can also follow their work in progress via flickr to stay up on what’s going on between issues.
The website has several projects and competitions open to the public. The Winter Confections art show challenges the young of heart to design packaging for either a candy from their imagination, put a new spin on a current sweet, or redesign a favorite from the past. With two issues under its belt, we at Cool International hope to see more good things from these guys. If you are looking for that new subscription to jump start your creative team, UPPERCASE is worth checking out.