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July - McLuhan Centenary, Toronto: Letterpress Posters from Wood and Lead

Wood type and photo polymer plates bridge the gap of decades in Someone studios, setting the stage for a demonstration of Marshall McLuhan's visionary statement:

The role of obsolescence is sparking creativity and the invention of new order

The McLuhan Legacy Network and have partnered in the publishing (PDF) of limited edition letterpress posters to celebrate Marshall McLuhan's centenary in Toronto. The posters are available now in the Someone store (1691 Dundas Street West in Toronto), in the store online and at events during the week of the centenary celebrations in Toronto .

A Limited, Fine-Print Edition Poster by
The MLN is proud to partner with, a design and letterpress studio in downtown Toronto, to produce two-colour, limited edition, fine-print posters, making a Marshall McLuhan quote visible for print ephemera lovers of today.

Since the 1970’s (formerly Dreadnaught Press) has carried on the practice of design and publication using 19th century print technology while continuing to be innovators in web design and brand development. has conserved on of the largest collection of moveable type circa 1880 in Canada and recently positioned their letterpress operation in their new storefront at 1691 Dundas Street West. Employing traditional equipment, merged with current digital technologies informed by decades of experience in fine-print and design, is well positioned to demonstrate Marshall McLuhan`s poignant statement, “The role of obsolescence is sparking creativity and the invention of new order.”

The poster will be available for purchase throughout the week at event locations, or to order please contact,
Deborah Barnett – This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 416.548.7385 ext.201


Click here for the McLuhan Legacy Network media release [pdf]

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