Vangool Design + Typography
janine at vangooldesign dot com
Vangool Design + Typography focuses on design for arts and culture, creative small business and publishing. Janine Vangool's past and current clients include Calgary Opera, ACAD, Ottawa Art Gallery, Art Central, Beyond magazine and Whitecap Books. Her work has been included in Communication Arts Design Annuals and has received numerous awards. She was a member of the 2007 Alternative Pick illustration jury and has been a judge for the Junos’ music packaging category and the Western Canada Magazine Awards.
Janine also runs UPPERCASE gallery, books & papergoods which highlights the world of design and illustration through exhibitions, unique products and books. Since opening in 2005, UPPERCASE has hosted some notable exhibitions of Canadian talent: Aaron Leighton’s Canadian Superheroes, Renata Liwska’s children’s book illustration, Kirstie Tweed’s Orange Girl photography and Doug Fraser’s Banal Drama. The gallery has also curated numerous thematic and group shows featuring international artists such as Camilla Engman, Christopher Silas Neal, Lisa Congdon, Ryan Heshka and Hatch Show Print.
The gallery gained international attention in the summer of 2007 for The Shatner Show, an exhibition and publication of over 70 illustrations inspired by the life and career of William Shatner. An illustrious roster of invited participants included Mark Todd, Esther Pearl Watson, Martha Rich, Calef Brown, Marcos Chin, Joe Morse and others.
In 2008, Janine curated, designed and wrote Work/Life: the UPPERCASE directory of Canadian Illustration & Photography.