In total 5 issues of Uppercase were published from 1958 – 1962 by Whitefriars Press. Approx 14cm x 18cm
Uppercase’s editor Theo Crosby, setting up the Pentagram architectural practice, was instrumental in curating shows at the ICA – most importantly This Is Tomorrow at the Whitechapel Gallery 1956 . This show helped launch the careers of both Richard Hamilton and Eduardo Paolozzi – but also establish pop-art as a new art “ism”.
Although third issue, dedicated to architecture, seems to be the most elusive issue to locate the final issue is the most collectable because it features 50+ pages of Roger Maynes seminal street photography taken on Southam Street in Lambeth. Although many of these images are now famous and have been used on album and book covers, this really was ground breaking in terms of reportage photography. Also an influence on Michelangelo Antonioni’s film Blow Up.
Condition : All Near Fine to VG++ Complete #1,2,4 Near fine, #4 VG++ minor crease on cover, #5 VG++ minor rubbing on blue on spine (typical of this issue).
Uppercase is offered elsewhere online from £200 to £300 – up to £500+ per copy. Here is scarce complete run for less than £1000
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