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.

July - Happy Centenary, Marshall McLuhan


As a tribute to McLuhan’s centenary, 125 fine print posters were produced by in partnership with The McLuhan Legacy Network.

These fine print posters are priced to position as elegant gifts for discerning friends, family and associates, throughout the centenary, at a modest $25.00.

A special selection of 25 posters are numbered and signed by Eric McLuhan, reasonably priced for $100.00

Printed in 2 colours from wood type, lead type, magnesium and photo polymer plates, posters are available in the Someone studio at 1691 Dundas Street West in Toronto and via the store online.

A percentage of the proceeds from the sale of the work are donated to The McLuhan Legacy Network.

POSTERS are flying off the press!

3YEARS: This potent 3 colour broadside commemorates the third anniversary of Canadian Literature's only full contact literary reading, Throwdown in O-Town: 26 June 2008, in Ottawa between rob mclennan and Nathaniel G Moore. Printed in a super limited edition of 50, from wood type and plates, these authors live their work LARGE in this tribute in two voices.

LAILA BIALI – Beautiful 2 colour retro-groove posters were produced for Webster Media Consulting on behalf of the performer. Available in our shop, 1691 Dundas West in Toronto, and online in the someone store.

WE ARE ALL BODIES OF WATER: This watery experience authored by Astrida Neimanis with editor Beatriz Hausner, floats on rare and wonderful Nideggon text in four blues. Printed letterpress in 6 passes the poster launch is booked for  14 August 2011, from 4 pm, at the Naco Gallery Cafe, 1665 Dundas Street West in Toronto's historic Brockton village.

Come on out and celebrate with us!


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 .


June - Letterpress Business Cards - May 2011

Due to popular demand we've put together a price list for letterpress, hand printed business cards – download here (PDF).

We've assembled pricing for some popular options for various approaches, including both handset from type and photo-polymer plates. For paper we've looked at a range of stocks that include some vintage options from our own collection of rare and fine papers as well as some beautiful commercial papers including Crane's Lettra, Canaletto Grana Grossa and Neenah's Classic Crest double thick cover.

These options by no means limit the available choices for paper, printing and finishing for your cards though. Whether you'd like a custom duplex stock (or triplex), a wider range of papers (fine art papers, other commercial papers) round corners, embossing, engraving, foil, offset... We're always glad to specify and estimate the perfect card for our clients.

For this price list, we've planned the printing with two cards up in the typesetting or artwork. So, if you'd like to split the run with two names, for a business partner, for example – that's fine too. If you have more versions, for a larger team – contact us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we'll put together a formal estimate for you.

If you have any questions, please call (416 548-7385, ext 200, or toll-free 1 866 350-2999) or email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

If you're in the area and want to see some samples and browse our vintage papers, please come by. We're open Wednesday to Friday 2pm-7pm, and Weekends from 12 noon - 7pm. Or by appointment, just give us a call.



May - Mother's Day - Handset letterpress card

Just in time for Mother's day, two versions to choose from - handset, letterpress printed, three colours on Strathmore Olive cover. $5.00 in-store, or $2.50 for kids under 12. Check-in with foursquare, and receive a dollar off!

Thinking of you - on Mother's Day

The display type is a wood type from the 1880's – 510 Gothic by William Page, with the "Mom" in Jefferson Gothic or Sistina (for the classic touch).

Thinking of you - Mom

Yay, Mom!


December 2010

Come to 9 days of something at someone. Meet other discerning graphic art lovers and someone's long time collaborators, artists, writers and print aficionados. Stayed tuned for notice of special guest appearances and other holiday cheer.

December 16-24
Weekend days, noon-7pm
Weekdays, 2-7pm

9 Days of Something @ Someone

Old is new at Someone. The studio is offering unique and traditionally created objects and ephemera combining modern methods and vintage printing technology and creating fine print paper objects with a stylish and modern spin.

Mentored by two type and graphics veterans, Aaron Benson and Deborah Barnett, Someone's new storefront shop at 1691 Dundas West is open for nine days and nights, offering a variety of new & old, books and cards.


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