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Announcing open house event -someone:water 3 is delighted to present
The Metaphysics of Water
by Beatriz Hausner
Illustrated by Seth Scriver

POSTER LAUNCH - Media release [.pdf]

Join us to celebrate!
Sunday 19 August 2012
2-7 pm press side in's studio
1691 Dundas St West Toronto Canada

Posters, art, readings, performance!
Refreshments, video - jazz, hip-hop and funk!

All poetry, all creation is a tool for transformation.
someone:water is the transmutation of fluidity into materiality.

Beatriz Hausner

The someone:water series represents the merging of all aspects of print culture, from creation, through editing and design to printing and dissemination. is at the forefront of publishing because it merges the past through careful hand-set type and letterpress printing, to the present, experimenting with digital type, new technologies and design concepts.

Beatriz Hausner, series editor and author of someone:water three The Metaphysics of Water, is a poet whose work is rooted in the legacy of international surrealism. Her poetry has been anthologized and appeared in translation, most recently in Dutch. Her latest collection is Sew Him Up (2010). Enter the Raccoon is scheduled for release in the Fall 2012.

Seth Scriver exhibiting with Katharine Mulherin Contemporary Art Projects, has been published by in Opposites Attract, a series of fine press art prints. In this new work, Raccoon becomes both soulful and lackadaisical. The amorphous creature searches for fresh running water in the core of the city.

The Metaphysics of Water is third in the someone:water series which will contain nine fine print broadsides inspired by the element water, for release independently as each title is printed. Copies will be held back by the publisher to build a signed and lettered, fine print limited edition of 26 copies.

Be impressed!

Request a pre-launch chat press side while we print!

Deborah Barnett
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Now at 1691 Dundas Street West

Someone is getting ready to open its new doors to Toronto!

Storefront at 1691 Dundas West

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

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


Gifted to Someone, CW Jefferies' presses

In October, Someone moved two new presses, previously worked by CW Jefferies, into the storefront at 1691 Dundas Street West.

Donated by Michele Moses whose father had been a friend of Card Dair, the history of these late nineteenth century machines is entwined in the story of graphic design and type creation in Canada.

Gordon Octopus Wheel

More than 50 years ago, the presses arrived in the basement of Michele's childhood home in Caledon. Now it was time to move the press to where it would be loved and employed. Someone jumped at the offer to give the press a new home.


Big Changes at the Store

There are changes afoot at the store - we've been developing new products, and expanding our offering from the back catalog. We're also opening a physical store that is wheel chair accessible at 1691 Dundas Street West in Toronto where you can come by and see our presses and product in person. We'd love to see you face to face, or virtually –
drop by!



New someones = expanded offerings and in-house expertise

In fall 2010, two long-time associates have become Someones: Marion Lewis, publicist and art world innovator joins Someone in the same month as Paula Virany, video producer and director. We’re always happy to work with these amazing professionals and now, their skills are more available than ever on Someone custom teams, in the service of our clients! Welcome, Marion and Paula.


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