Uppercase Magazine, the brainchild of Janine Vangool, has garnered major national recognition and attention from the design community for its content and overall package. Janine, the publisher, editor, AND designer of Uppercase, never fails to amaze me with all that she does. She publishes books as well, and I just received Work/Life 2 from her, a compendium of illustration from all the hot minds today.
Like Uppercase, Work/Life 2’s beautiful yet simple design allows the work of the illustrators to shine. Each spread contains nuggets of the illustrator’s work, along with their story and info. An awesome directory of illustration. If I was still commissioning illustration, I would DEFINITELY use this as my main source. Instead, as a lettering artist and designer, I will use it as a source of inspiration. And now, of course, I’m going to have to get the iPhone app and the first Work/Life!