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August - Literary Poster Launch Open House

Calling fans, followers, friends and family to join us in celebrating the launch of The Metaphysics of Water, third installment in the someone:water 9-part literary broadside series.

Sunday, 19 August 2012, 2-7 pm 

in the press room, 1691 Dundas Street West

Authored by Someone's editor Beatriz Hausner, The Metaphysics of Water is magical, mysterious and possibly a little frightening. It's poignant, and mythic. Download the promotional brochure [PDF]

left: The Metaphysics of Water is a concert of Hausner's enigmatic voices: one serious, informed and focused, and the other wise, sublime and sultry.

Seth's Scriver's images are blatant and brash - funny - helpful ... we all end up loving Raccoon.

centre: Someone's Mimi Li type set every one of the characters in the text of the piece by hand and printed the pieces in four retro, elemental colours. With direction from Deborah Barnett, the broadside is a collaboration of many someones, and is printed on acid free paper that will last.

Signed copies and trade edition broadsides will be ready at launch, available folded and flat for literary and fine press enthusiasts.

right: Also on display at the launch: the broadside has been framed by our Dundas West neighbour, Darrell Kobza from Structure. Kobza takes art framing to new levels, floating the poster above the mat in custom pewter and air brushed, aqua surrounds - swimmingly cool.

Now Available! Take fine press home with you, or give these limited edition posters as gifts

Join us on Sunday for the launch

  • Presentation of The Metaphysics of Water, in two voices read by the author and Veronica Brownstone
  • Readings from Beatriz' new book Enter the Raccoon, forthcoming from BookThug this fall
  • Works by Seth Scriver, and the authors and image makers from the series
  • Video presentations of the Nuit Blanche launch of water one, The Shore by A. F. Moritz and the Naco Cafe Gallery launch of water two We Are All Bodies of Water by Astrida Neimanis
  • Hiphop, funk and jazz tunes from DJ Echo
  • Cash bar offering the usual, fantastic ginger soda and more
  • Impressions, hot off the press, throughout the day

Collect the set: A set of 26 of the broadsides will be put away for the launch of the collection, when someone:water nine and the package that will contain the set, are ready to present.

All someone:water broadsides will be available for purchase at the event including water three The Metaphysics of Water of course, and also water one, The Shore by A.F. Moritz illustrated by Susana Wald and water two, We Are All Bodies of Water by Astrida Neimanis.

Drop by and share our excitement when encountering the tangible beauty, hand made authenticity and inspirational elegance that Someone's wonderful new broadside sends out into the world: someone:water three: The Metaphysics of Water.

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