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Pop-up Gallery invitation - Surrealist collage and letterpress prints

Someone Editions announces the launch of a new art folio, Year of the Quiet Sun. This set of prints takes the collages of Ludwig Zeller and re-creates them as letterpress objets d’arts. We are funding the project through Indiegogo and we invite you to join us for a one-night pop-up gallery inaugurating the campaign. The reception will also display a broad selection of Zeller’s original collages, both to feast the eyes and for purchase.

The folio is inspired by Zeller’s collages, which use 19th Century engravings, carefully cut out and combined into new and fantastical arrangements. We will be underprinting the subtle colours of the paper in the original collages and overprint the strong black outlines on top. The images will be presented alongside excerpts of Zeller’s poetry in both their original Spanish text and in English translation.


The set of three prints will be presented in a sumptuous hand-made folio of acid-free paper, along with a title page and a colophon. The prints can be purchased individually for $90, or at $230 for the full set of three.

Pledge your support at the event and get first dibs on these fine collectable prints.

Ludwig Zeller is widely known for his contribution to the art of collage, and for his poetry, both of which reach an influence well beyond the sphere of international surrealism. Someone Editions is the limited-edition printing arm of the design studio. We run a letterpress operation in downtown Toronto.

Created in collaboration with Zeller from his home in Oaxaca, the Year of the Quiet Sun does not only merge the art of letterpress with that of collage, but also extends the accessibility of both mediums transnationally.

Please join us in launching this project at The Annex Art Centre on Saturday May 17, 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm. Be surrounded by Zeller’s delicate and powerful original images, and pledge your support for Year Of The Quiet Sun, Someone Editions’ folio of letterpress prints.

“The fine presentation of fine print has the immediate effect of thrilling its beholders to greater creative expectations & expression… Sumptuous art folios of this kind survive as high points in our cultural history."
– Nick Drumbolis, antiquarian book dealer and art lover

“Zeller’s world is unmistakable and wonderfully terrifying. He creates an imagination in a state of savagery, one that wanders in the desert, brutal and anxious like primitive man.”
– José Miguel Oviedo

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