Experimental Project Press

OK Stamp Press commissions & publishes collaborative projects, writing & miscellany.

All proceeds invested in reader communities.

OK Stamp Press is a fluctuating collective of folks who believe in creating inclusive spaces for sharing language, ideas and creative energy. 

The baseline of this project is an annual publication conceived/or mentored by the core OK Stamp team and brought to dissemination-stage in exchange for evidence of donations to local charities in the reader-collector’s community. As such, OK Stamp always operates from a core of accountability for the land upon which it creates as well as that of its readers.

When time, energy, funding and desires align, OK Stamp is also a mentoring structure, a collective for words, and an education.

It focuses on supporting emerging writers, editors, writers, printers and designers gain experience in publishing and disseminating their work. Each project is a series of relationships that shape the final outcome to suit the needs of those involved and their constituencies. OK Stamp accomplishes a dual task: generating publishing records that open-up funding opportunities for contributors; bringing considered cultural work into your hands.


We work slowly and intently. Our pages are textured with care.

OK Stamp Press was initiated by Maya Rae Oppenheimer in 2020.

Credit Roll

Our editors and content contributors

Our book designers, authors + editors
[see individual book projects for details and contact information]


Catherine Toews — Tulip Tree Creative


Design Lab — Concordia University
For putting us in touch with our book designers, year after year.


Publications

drifts

A limited edition artist/writers’ book, drifts is designed to support the very action named in its title. Hand bound with unique foldouts, page cuts and spacious typography, the creative and critical writing is an eponymous invitation. Published in a non-hierarchical format, each engagement is akin to an invitation to consider positionality, relationships to land and city, and writing as a gesture of physical or embodied drifting. Handbound.

Recommended minimum donation price:

$35 CAD

Send documentation of a donation to a local cause of your choice along with a shipping address, and we will mail you a copy.

  • Publication Date: May 2021
  • Book Designers: Kassandra Lévesque-Wong; Antua Handal; Daniel Cortes
  • Printer: Le groupe Quadriscan + handbound by designers and contributors
  • Contributing Editors + Project Coordinators: Georgia Philips-Amos; Stephanie Hornstein; María Castañeda-Delgado
  • Assistant Editor and Contributor: Maya Rae Oppenheimer
  • Contributors: Ausin Henderson; Patricia Pérez Rabelo; Alexandra Nordstrom; Amelia Wong-Mersereau; Polina Lasenko; Jeanne Marceau; Jolee Smith; Laurence Charlebois; Noémie Fortin
  • Showcased in the group exhibition:The Space-Between,” Department of Design and Computation Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia University (June 2021)
  • Conceived and distributed by OK Stamp Press

Re-enactment Recipes

Re-enactment Recipes gathers essays, photographs, drawings and creative writing in the form of recipes. These are recipes in an expanded sense: imagined sets of instructions, lists, and conceptual ingredients enrich this book, which does more than cook your weekday meal. In its pages, twenty-two emerging writers and artists share instructions for meals remembered and commentary on food, community and nourishment.

Recommended minimum donation price:

$25 CAD

Send documentation of a donation to a local cause of your choice along with a shipping address, and we will mail you a copy.

  • Publication Date: January 2020
  • Book Designers: Lydia Carignan, Auguste Courvoisier, Justine Provost, Unna Regino
  • Printer: Le groupe Quadriscan
  • Editor and Contributor: Maya Rae Oppenheimer
  • Project Coordinator + Contributor: Elizabeth Sanders
  • Contributors: Davika Khurana; Jeanne Gourd; Francine Chimpen-Carrillo; Liyang Shi; Noel Madrid; Tania Marques; Jolen Maclean; Jack Paisley; Victoria Gray; Kate Nugent; Daisy Duncan; Alaina Perez; Catherine Leblanc; Pashka Paskulin; Morgane Lecocq-Lemieux; Sophie Wonfor; Allison Figueroa-Rojas; Jessica Turcotte; Sony Cody; Helen Park; Doug Dumais
  • 2019 winner of the Design + Community Engagement, Department of Design and Computation Arts, Faculty of Fine Arts, Concordia UniversityConceived and distributed by OK Stamp Press
  • Conceived and distributed by OK Stamp Press.

Get in touch.

For questions, project ideas, and musings, please send us an email.

To request a copy of one of our publications, please email us and include documentation of a donation to a local cause of your choice along with a shipping address.


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