OPA!

is an independent publishing initiative dedicated to the intersection of poetry and typography.
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04 a year-long scream
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A collection of poetry by Maria Kapajeva. She started writing the book on February 24, 2022 – the day the full-scale war in Ukraine began. The book is written in a personal style and deals with themes of identity, collective and individual responsibility and guilt, language and belonging, feminism, and the stories of some of the Ukrainian refugees that the author encountered during the year. The book is published in three languages: Estonian, English and Russian.

graphic design: Kersti Heile, 110x160mm, offset print, 2024
edition of 200 copies, preorder prices before 9th of May: 1 book – 10€; 2 books in different languages – 15€; 3 books in different languages 25€ (info@opapublishing.com)
03 if you could help me with this translation
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A graphic poem in the form of a monologue.
Written and designed by Ott Kagovere.

A3, riso printed, 2024
edition of 200 copies, 5€ (info@opapublishing.com)
02 on the graphic nature of poetry
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Some thoughts on the graphic nature of poetry.
Written and designed by Ott Kagovere.

A3, riso printed, 2024
Edition of 100 copies, €5 (info@opapublishing.com)
01 siirete hunnikud
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A collection of poetry in four parts: 1. descriptions of the interior of a person; 2. love poetry; 3. introspections; 4. on writing.
Written and designed by Ott Kagovere.

A4, 28 pages, riso printed, 2024
edition of 60 copies, 10€ (info@opapublishing.com)
 

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0.01 private thoughts & dialogues
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A collection of eight poems that very loosely through personal reflections talk about the dualistic nature of typography: a) it’s urge to behave as language or an invisible thought and b) it’s will to stand up as an image and make itself visible. Written and designed by Ott Kagovere.

A4, 34 pages, ringbound, riso printed, 2023
Edition of 50 books (sold out)
0.02 see them as your lover
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A reflection on the differences of reading and seeing. Written and designed by Ott Kagovere.

A4, 4 pages, riso printed, 2023
Edition of 100 copies, €5 (info@opapublishing.com)
0.03 untitled (a dialogue on Vivier and Coe)
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A dialogue on Claude Vivier and Christopher Coe. The text is intended to be read linearly over two columns. Written and designed by Ott Kagovere.

A3, riso printed, available in two versions (red and black), 2023
Edition of 100 copies, €5 (info@opapublishing.com)
0.04 a love song to a stranger
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A3 booklet consisting of two folded A1 posters. The poem on the posters makes use of small images as punctuation marks.
Written and designed by Ott Kagovere.

A3 / 2 x A1, offset print, metallic PMS, 2020.
Edition of 100 copies, 10€ (info@opapublishing.com)
OPA! Tallinn, Estonia