UPPERCASE magazine had a Show and Tell event last night at 3 Fish Studios, and it was the first time I introduced Sugarcane to a public audience. I found out about this San Francisco event by a Calgary-based magazine from my cousin Alessa, who's the creator of Manila-based Life After Breakfast. Now that's globetrotting intel!
I had 2 minutes to present my creative idea and what I really wanted people to take away were these:
- The handloom woven, indigenous textiles inspired the creation Sugarcane to help increase demand for the diminishing craft. By using these fabrics, Sugarcane not only helps the artisan mothers support their families, but it also promotes their living tradition.
- The inherent tribal quality of the textiles and traveling the world with my daughter inspired the mini globetrotter aesthetic. For our first season, I thought it was fitting to refer to an aboriginese Filipino group for design inspiration.
"UPPERCASE publishes books and magazines for the creative and curious." Publisher/Editor/Designer Janine Vangool's magazines are like books. The content is thoughtfully curated and always inspiring. It's been around for 5 years and has a whopping staff of 2! Yup, 2. When do they sleep?
3 Fish Studios is a beautiful space that belongs to painters and printmakers Annie Galvin and Eric Rewitzer. As creators and sharers of art, they sell affordable, original pieces and offer printmaking classes. After being there, I'm totally down for taking a printmaking class. Anyone want to join?
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UPPERCASE publishing inc, 908 17th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2T 0A3, tel 403-283-5318, http://uppercasemagazine.com
3 Fish Studios, 4541 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA 94122, tel 415-242-3474, http://www.3fishstudios.com