Get to know UPPERCASE

As publisher, editor and designer, I believe that everything I publish is an opportunity to create something special. Each magazine issue and book has high production values and attention to detail. A playful exploration of creativity, an affinity for vintage ephemera, and a love of typography are some elements common to UPPERCASE publications. 


publishing since 2007

UPPERCASE is a small, independent publisher of books and magazines for the creative and curious: products that spark the imagination and inspire creativity. Founded in 2009, UPPERCASE is loved by readers around the world and has been recognized for its design excellence. 

The magazine would not be possible without the excellent contributions of our generous and talented writers, illustrators and photographers—and the loyal support of its subscribers!

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janine vangool

I'm the publisher, editor and designer of UPPERCASE. My magazine and books celebrate the process of making, the commitment to craft and the art of living creatively. I got my start working as a freelance graphic designer in for arts and culture clients and I have also taught typography and publication design at the college level.

I've been a shop owner and bookseller, gallery curator, sold a line of greeting cards wholesale, made 10,000 books by hand (with lots of help!) and sewed my own products for retail. I have a fondness for typewriters, a passion that has inspired a book about their graphic history. I'm current hooked on vintage fabrics. I launched the UPPERCASE Encyclopedia of Inspiration in 2016.

My debut fabric collection launched in June 2016 with Windham Fabrics. It's based on the spine patterns that adorn each issue of the magazine. Volume 2: Dots, Dashes and Diamonds came out November 2017 and Volume 3 will be released in late 2018.

MORE: Q & A with Janine


a Family affair

Glen Dresser (Janine's husband) is a board game designer, writer and contributor to UPPERCASE magazine. He's also the friendly face behind customer support.

Our son is creative and curious—and loves to be hands-on and involved with all things UPPERCASE.

for preschool career dress-up day, he went as a "printer man". oh, the cuteness!

for preschool career dress-up day, he went as a "printer man". oh, the cuteness!


Listen to some PODCAST interviews

Modern Sewsociety

Hosted by Stephanie Kendron  |||  Episode 86  |||  February 2016

while she naps

Hosted by Abby Glassenberg  |||  Episode 69  |||  March 2016 


Hosted by Grace Bonney  ||| Episode 98 "The Future of Print Magazines"  ||| December 2014

Fresh Rag

Hosted by Dave Conrey  |||  Episode "Janine Vangool of UPPERCASE Can Do Anything" ||| October 2014