Someone News: Design, Events, Fine Press

What's Happening

There's always creative work happening in the Someone studio. Find out about our current projects and goings' on in the articles below.

invitation to designers

Someone invites you to contribute a design to our Spring 2013 edition of DRESSUP! With each edition we collaborate with creative professionals to create a wearable piece of letterpress art to help designers promote themselves and our local shop. This edition of DRESSUP celebrates Spring with a Bowtie! Three designs will be hand-printed by letterpress on beautiful 100% cotton Cranes Lettra 220 pound paper, and die cut in our studio. Fasteners will be attached, creating a very special hand-made spring accessory featuring your design work!


- Choosing one of the templates attached as a guide, create a design. (The outline of the template should be preserved for die cutting purposes.)

- The front of the bowtie is a blank canvas with no bounds to your creative freedom. On the back, please include a greeting and your logo, if applicable. The backs will feature Someone’s logo, alongside yours, for cross-promotional purposes

- Please use two colours for the front, one for the back

Three designs will be selected and produced. You will receive 50 bowties for your own distribution and promotion – or to wear! The bow ties will also be available to guests of our shop at 1691 Dundas West during the Dundas West Fest (June 8th 2013) and worn by our team on that day, bringing your design and name into the community


- Send your design as an .eps file to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it by May 18, 2013

- A selection will be made by May 19, 2013

- You will receive your 50 bowties on May 26, 2013, should your designs be selected



March - Bold & Beautiful: Artist Spotlight is proud to present Stephen Lindsay, founder of urbanproduct, local artist, industrial designer, and creative entrepreneur in West Toronto.

In the upcoming weeks we'll turn a spotlight on Stephen and urbanproduct, Someone's first BOLD & beautiful collaborator, showing samples of his work in our storefront window at 1691 Dundas St West in Toronto. Bold&beautiful collaboration 2012

Stephen Lindsay's exquisite hand made products and furniture add sophisticated nuance and architectural warmth to any space. Installed in the window at, his work frames and displays our own fine print productions with grace and polish.

urbanproduct's COFFEE CASE Table's LED lighting

Lindsay equipped the inside of the display case with a marquee of LED lights to illuminate precious objects inside.

We talked with Stephen in his studio.

To receive your discount on Stephen Lindsay's design, products and services

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Tell urbanproduct Someone sent you!


February - Recounting Summer 2011

Just like the steamy weather held over into fall, summer publishing, printing and web building activities at continued full throttle amidst road repair and sidewalk renewal last summer. Dundas West now has lovely planted rest areas on every corner - very chic!

Dalston Grey - Someone designers focused on achieving the vision of style trendsetter Leah Gust in the design production for Dalston Grey. Leah's Dundas West fashionwise store opened in August - beautiful ! - The Royal Tanenbaums meetsTiffany's.

Dalston Grey design and production of card and tag

Muttonhead - We put creative heads together to devise a practical letterpress solution for this team of lively and innovative clothing designers.

Muttonhead clothing hang tags - second printing


Touchwood - Our client's design team won awards for their studio's stationery package. produced the cards integrating the client's [brilliant and innovative] choice of thermography full bleed on one side and tight register, expert letterpress printing in two colours on the other.

Award-winning stationery package employing traditional, mixed print media in new ways


January- Weddings, Business Cards, Postcards, Flyers oh my

Hard at work at the studio on Dundas Street West. Letterpress wedding suites, business cards, postcards and flyers + a sneak preview of the Someone Water Three broadside.

We're printing from type (a lot of typesetting by our fab intern Mimi Li) with photo-polymer plates coming in to bridge the digital analog divide.

Also - hot news, has begun work on our type catalog - the catalog pages will be also issued as classic oversize postcards - look good in the mail, say it with real type..

Postcard type catalog issue one type catalog - as postcards


Bettie Cott's business cards

1/1 with a faux emboss. We love Bettie's work - @BettieCott,

Bettie Cott business cards

Richard Campos and Christina Risi

Fabulous wedding invitation suite for - two colours and a blind impression on Classic Cotton - which we now are in love with as a paper.

Richard Campos and Christina Risi wedding invitations

Darkwalkers flyer

Last but not least - just printed and dried, from designer local designer Alvin Wong.

Darkwalkers - Comparitive Studies flyer

For those of you still reading - the background in these shots is a proof of our upcoming broadside - it's a collaboration with author editor Beatriz Hausner and one of our favorite Toronto artists - Seth Scriver. Keep your eyes peeled (or better yet, sign up for our newsletter) to find out more about the project and upcoming launch.



August - someone:water two - We Are All Bodies of Water

someone:water is a collaboration not unlike the
ongoing collaboration of all things watery: a combustive
comingling of different bodies, meaning and matter.’


On Sunday 14 August 2011, from 4-9pm the second installation of the someone:water series will be launched at NACO Gallery Cafe. We Are All Bodies of Water is a poster crafted in the tradition of the classic letterpress broadside, written by Astrida Neimanis, edited by Beatrice Hausner.

The limited edition of 52 posters will be signed by the author. The posters have been printed by hand on Nideggon text in four blues through 6 passes at the storefront press. Once 26 have been set aside for the someone:water series collection scheduled for release in 2012, only 26 copies will be available for sale. Read the prospectus here.

List Price: $100 after 14 August launch, from the someone online store and at the press studio on Dundas West in Toronto
Special offers: $50 - to the first 5 purchasers at the launch; $35 - for the first 5 orders in advance of the launch date

The author and editor will be in attendance at the launch. We Are All Bodies of Water will be read aloud in two voices and dj Echo mixing tunes promises a relaxing time off, opportunities to immerse in the poetry, the undercurrent and ripples of Astrida's voices.

'All poetry, all creation is a tool for transformation.

Water is the element that best represents the fluidity of transmutation.
someone:water is the transformation of fluidity into materiality.'




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