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CROSBY, Theo. (Editor)

Uppercase Numbers 1-5

Short run typographic and design journal

CROSBY, Theo. (Editor)

Uppercase Numbers 1-5 London Whitefriars Press 1958-1961 [ 1958 - 1961 ]


Unpaginated. Small 8vo.175x 140 mm. Decorated gatefold wraps. Good set of this elusive short lived journal. Issue 1 features Eduardo Paolozzi and others. Issue 2 comprises the catalogue of the exhibition at the Mayor Gallery London in May 1959 comprising paintings, collages, reliefs by Edward Wright between 1955 and 1959. Also includes material on Richard Hamilton. and Kurt Schwitters. Issue 3 leads on a major article by Alison and Peter Smithson with photographs by Roger Mayne. Issue 4 concerns the work of the sculptor, William Turnbull and Issue 5 features an important article on visual language and symbols in the work of Tomas Maldonado and the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Ulm, plus Roger Mayne's photographic series of Southam Street in London. All in very good order, although number 3 is slightly faded on the spine and number 5 has a small scratch on upper wrapper. Hard to find in this condition. This short lived journal which is influential because of its design, typography and content, was limited to between 1000 and 1500 copies for each issue. The last issue expanding to 1500 copies. Of this magazine, Theo Crosby said, "Uppercase is a journal of the graphic arts, it will deal with the whole field of visual communication and, if some of the connections are tenuous, then the reader must bridge the gap with his own experience and imagination".


Purchased privately.

Current Condition

Very good copies