photo by Heather Saitz

photo by Heather Saitz

Janine Vangool is the publisher, editor and designer of UPPERCASE, a quarterly magazine for the creative and curious. Her obsession with typewriters began at a young age: when grade school let out early, she’d spend those free afternoons composing letters on the typewriter at her mother’s workplace. In 2006, Janine became an avid collector of typewriter memorabilia when she discovered the graphic beauty of typewriter ribbon tins. Her favourite machine is the Royal Quiet De Luxe circa 1956: she has this model in turquoise, pink, red, teal and grey. A yellow Royal remains her holy grail.