Papirmass Pop Up Shop & 5-Year Birthday Party!


Last Friday, Papirmass celebrated our 5th birthday with a party launching our weekend pop up shop! The bash was complete with sweet tunes from the stylings of DJ Mary Mack, displays of our 60 issues to date including our most recent issue featuring the comic debut of Sook-Yin Lee and vibrant, neon art by Jennifer Sanchez. Our showcase of Papirmass prints were featured along with local, original, affordable art.

THANK YOU so much to everyone who came out to celebrate five great years with us and to all our wonderful exhibitors and vendors.

We are part of an amazing network of talented and creative and very hardworking people, and it was wonderful getting to showcase not just our past issues but also the work of the community in which we circulate. Here’s to FIVE more, and then many more after that!

Many thanks as well to our wonderful volunteers, and to Becca Lemire for these great photos!


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Lucille Michieli: January artist

Lucille Michieli helps us turn a new leaf as we enter into 2015, year of the sheep. The coming year is all about peace, tranquility, and harmonious co-existence, and we couldn’t imagine a nicer way to kick things off than with the work of this wondeful illustrator from France.

A poem by New York Times acclaimed writer Mathew Henderson appears on the flipside. Subscribe by December 20 to receive this print!


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Lucille Michieli is our January 2015 artist.
This is a taste of what’s to come when we release her print at the beginning of the month.


Papirmass is an affordable art subscription that delivers 12 prints a year featuring fresh art and writing.

$69 in North America, $99 Internationally. 


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Save $18 with a Double Subscription

Last chance for BIG savings with our Holiday Double Subscription offer!

Fill your home with art starting at just $5 per print, with FREE shipping! Save $18 when you purchase a Double Subscription to Papirmass. Click here to order. Offer ends December 31.




Don’t forget, we’ve got beautiful FREE Downloadable Gift Cards - print one off today!

Papirmass gives you more reasons to say YAY! this holiday season. 
Click here to learn more. 

Last chance for free prints!

The last day to order items with guaranteed delivery before Christmas is almost upon us, and so is the end of our Free Prints holiday offer.

Until Dec 10 at midnight, all Gift Subscriptions come with the 4 art prints pictured below, absolutely free.

It’s a great way to let your loved one know that a whole year of fun surprises is awaiting them.
Click here to place your order before it’s too late. We’ll mail them immediately!




By default the prints will be mailed to the recipient of the Gift Subscription, but if you would like them sent elsewhere (we won’t tell), please leave a note in the comments field at checkout. Don’t delay - we will be shipping these the morning of December 11. Prints are not framed and are packaged in a 9×12″ plastic sleeve and ship in a sturdy cardboard mailer via Canada Post.



“When a regular gift won’t cut it, try giving an experience.” – The Huffington Post 
Find out why the Huffington Post recommends Papirmass as a great gift and calls us
“a clever alternative for the art enthusiast in your life.”
To view the details of our great Holiday Offers click here.

Papirmass is FIVE. Celebrate at our Holiday Pop-Up!

Papirmass is FIVE!
Five years, 60 issues (wow!), 100+ artists and writers, and 45,000 print mailed around the world. If that isn’t reason to celebrate, we don’t know what is.

To celebrate, we are having a big ‘ol Birthday Party, with a rare showing of all 60 of our issues-to-date, a Pop-Up Shop focused exclusively on Toronto-based art and literature, and an exhibition of affordable original art. Expect to find rare gems here that aren’t available in any other retail context. This is going to be the best place to pick up gifts for the creative people on your holiday list! Full details below.



Friday Dec. 12: Papirmass FIVE YEAR Birthday Bash with DJ Mary Mack
7PM – 11PM @ Hermann & Audrey, 1506 Dundas West, Toronto

Papirmass is FIVE! Come celebrate the work of 100 artists & writers, 45,000 prints mailed around the world, and our latest issue featuring an until-now secret comic by Sook-Yin Lee paired with the neon art of Jennifer Sanchez. FREE ADMISSION. Pop-Up shop open during event

RSVP here


Saturday Dec. 13: Collage & Holiday-Card Making Party with JP King
5 pm – 10pm @ Hermann & Audrey, 1506 Dundas West, Toronto

Make your holidays cards by hand this year! 

Celebrated collage-artist and designer JP King will supply you with a massive library of vintage magazines, salvaged paper, washi tape, and blank cards. King will lead a hands-on workshop covering collage techniques that will make your holiday cards into unique and elegant contemporary artworks. FREE ADMISSION; $5 for materials.

An eclectic mix of global funk, soulful folk, quirky electronics, & tender ambient music will be played from King’s personal vinyl collection.


Holiday POP-UP Shop: noon-11 pm Friday & Saturday

yay-sticker-papirmassThe Papirmass Pop-Up Shop
Dec. 12 & 13 @ Hermann & Audrey, 1506 Dundas West, Toronto


Coach House
Little Brother Magazine
WORN Fashion Journal
Gary Barwin
Kathryn Mockler
Mathew Henderson
Brecken Hancock
Alan Reed
Carousel Magazine
Claire Caldwell
Jacob Wren
AG Pasquella
Paper Pusher
Jenny Sampirisi


Jacob Whibley
Standard Form
Steven Beckly
Carbon Paper
Slow Editions
Laurie Kang
Avril Loreti
Surf The Great
Sam Dubeau
Vanessa Rieger
Erik Kostiuk Williams
Daniel Rotsztain
Mary Tremonte
Love Lettering
Go Home Magazine
Spark Box Studio


Tessar Lo
Dyan Marie
Fiona Smyth
Neil Rough
Stephanie Cormier
Stephanie Flowers
Rajni Perera
Chris Foster
Adam Krawesky
Jen Kitagawa
Eunice Luk
Sarah Bodri
Keith Jones
Gemma Warren
JP King
Kirsten McCrea
Josh Holinaty
Mark Laliberte
Melissa Fisher
Julia Dickens
Laura Nowak
Eric Clement
Jesse Purcell
Ryan Dodgson
& Anthony Cooper



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Issue 60: Jennifer Sanchez & Sook-Yin Lee

Bright or Black & White?

Brighten up your winter walls with our latest issue, featuring the neon abstract art of New York City artist Jennifer Sanchez and a wordless comic ten years in the making by Canadian polymath Sook-Yin Lee!

Offset lithography printed at a stunning 18 x 24 inches on acid-free archival FSC-certified paper. Ships folded. Buy it here.



NY 1223, by Jennifer Sanchez

Jennifer Sanchez has lived and painted in the Lower East Side for over a decade. Originally from Florida, sheworks out of a sunny studio where the sounds of New York City’s streets hypnotize her as she lays down layer after layer of dizzying geometric pattern. Her emphasis on process and repetition foregrounds materiality, and her paintings become palimpsests which reflect the overlapping texture and density of urban life. Taking inspiration from Native American textiles and the weaving of Gunta Stölzl, the only female master to emerge from the Bauhaus, Sanchez’s ability to mix a distinctly mechanical style with loose and unexpected elements reveals a radical departure from the tradition of pattern.

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Undone, by Sook-Yin Lee

Sook-Yin Lee is a filmmaker, musician, actor, artist, and broadcaster. She is perhaps best known for her starring role in the adventurous sex-comedy Shortbus, which premiered at Cannes in 2006. The former MuchMusic VJ hosts the personal storytelling program DNTO on CBC Radio 1 and fronted the performance-art rock band Bob’s Your Uncle before embarking on a solo musical career. She recently created and starred in the hybrid theatre piece How Can I Forget?, with Benjamin Kamino. Her photography exhibition, We Are Light Rays, debuted at TIFF and was presented at the Ottawa Art Gallery. She made her feature debut as writer-director with Year of the Carnivore, and won the 2014 Canadian Screen Award as Best Lead Actress for CBC’s Jack. She began this never-before-seen wordless comic over a decade ago, and we are honoured to publish it for the first time.

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Paper Size: 18 x 24 inches
Image Size: 17.5 x 23.5 inches

Printing: CMYK Offset Lithography
Paper: Acid-free archival, FSC certified, Rainforest Alliance certified

Ships Folded in a 9 x 12 inch envelope with a cardstock stiffener. Pass an iron over the creases to remove them.




Giveaway: Win a Subscription to Papirmass

That’s right! Go ahead and pinch yourself, because one lucky member is going to WIN a year of Papirmass.
We want to see how you have used your prints over the last year. Have you framed them, put them on your fridge, taken them to work, or done something totally outlandish? Show us!

You know the drill: share your photo on InstagramTwitter, or Facebook and tag @papirmass to enter. Easy. Contest closes Dec. 31.

Here are our favourite entries from last year:

from @greytheorymill

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from @heatherserena

from @KGleasonWriter

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from @charlottemoynes1516210_775753402463578_41587586_n

from @gennakusch10354354_1550691038490773_205935305_nfrom @gennakusch


Photo Contest

Giveaway Rules: Share your Papirmass prints on social media and tag us to enter: #papirmass or @papirmass.

Find us on InstagramTwitter, and Facebook.

We will choose the winner on December 31.



Save BIG with our 2014 Holiday Specials

perfect-gift-artDo you have an art or literature lover on your list? Or maybe just that special someone who would love a monthly reminder of how much you care? Papirmass really is the gift that keeps on giving and we have an exciting range of Holiday Specials on for a limited time.

While supplies last, we are giving away 200 FREE sets of 4 prints (pictured below) with every
Gift Subscription
These print sets are almost all gone, so act fast


But that’s not all: until December 31, get two subscriptions for the amazing price of $60 each, or purchase a 2014 Folio containing all of our prints from the last year at 50% off the retail price, with a subscription to follow.

 View all our Holiday Specials here.


Papirmass is an affordable art subscription that delivers 12 prints a year featuring fresh art and writing.

$69 in North America, $99 Internationally. 


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50% OFF 2014 Folio with a Gift Subscription

A Holiday Special! $49 in savings.

Enjoy over 50% off a 2014 Folio with every Gift Subscription purchased. That’s 28 prints in total – perfect for the serious art lover or bookworm in your life. We will send you all 16 prints from the last year, packaged together in a protective plastic sleeve, followed by a monthly delivery all year long. Shipping is FREE.


That’s not all!

We have a range of other GREAT Holiday Offers:

Save BIG on 2 Subscriptions – until December 31.
One for you & one for a friend. Save $18 when you purchase two subscriptions.

Get 4 prints FREE with a Gift Subscription – until December 10.


Beautiful FREE Downloadable Gift Cards - We’ve got easy to print gift cards for your Papirmass gift recipient.


Papirmass gives you more reasons to say YAY! this holiday season. 
Click here to learn more.  

NEW Free Downloadable Gift Cards!

Whether you’re purchasing a Gift Subscription, a Folio Print Pack or Single Prints,
we’ve got FREE Downloadable Gift Cards that will take your gift to the next level!

papirmass-gift-cards2 We’ve uploaded 6 new designs so you can give the recipient of your Papirmass Gift Subscription an extra something special.

 Our Gift Cards are FREE and easy to download and print from any standard home or office printer.

 Simply print, cut down, and fold in half. Envelope not included. See them all here.

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We have a range of other GREAT Holiday Offers until December 31, 2014.

Click here to see them all.