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Printed for the editions of 26 sets of six broadsides each, the title page for the someone:water boxed set begins with Barnett’s composition in wood type, printed with the use of split fountain technique, where three colours of ink, blue green and white. The inks are added to the rollers simultaneously, creating a graduation of the colours that changes subtly with each print as they mix on the rollers.


Also available: Flat copies of the wood type composition for the title pages are available without the titling, bylines and publisher's mark.




13H x 11W”

Designed in mixed fonts of wood type, with The Mix and The Sans combined for texts, overprinted from photopolymer plates, in three colours on 80lb Antique Laid text

Signed and numbered, in an edition of 100 copies, 26 of which are included in the boxed someone:water collection


someone:water title page

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  • someone:water Six Broadsides in a Box

    someone:water one The Shore

    someone:water two We are All Bodies of waters

    someone:water three The Metaphysics of Water

    someone:water four The Waters Are Divided

    someone:water five Swimmers

    someone:water six Pas De Deux

    The someone:water series was started in 2009 with The Shore, someone:water one, by A.F. Moritz, in the year that the author won the Griffen Poetry Prize. The series developed through the following years, with Astrida Neimanis (2011), Beatriz Hausner and Seth Scriver (2012), and Pamela Dodds (2014) adding to the collections with someone:water two, three and five.


    The collection was completed for launch in December 2017 with the release of two new broadsides: the waters are divided by Paul Till and Pas De Deux by KarlJirgens with image by Zile Liepins.


    Editor Beatriz Hausner who also authors someone:water three has brought the literary component of this collection to fruition, while Deborah Barnett has guided the visual components, and designed and printed the series.


    Split fountain letterpress printed title pages impressed directly from the wood, and individual monoprint-duplexed boxes were designed and produced in the Someone Editions atelier in 2014, art directed by Deborah Barnett, with monoprinting accomplished by Claro Cosco for the edition.


    A few title pages and a few monoprints have been held back from title page and box production to be made available as individual prints for framing.

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