Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Letterpress Wayzgoose Event

Here is something I'd like to go to but I'll have to see if I can swap working days at the gallery with my hubbie. Fingers crossed...

FREE! 8th Annual Wayzgoose
1:00 PM–6:00 PM Saturday, 8/29/09 Free
School Of Visula Concepts
500 Aurora Ave N, Seattle, Wa,98109

For those who aren’t familiar with a Wayzgoose, it’s a tradition in the letterpress printing world that dates back to the 17th century, when master printers would serve a feast to their apprentices in recognition of the impending shorter days of fall and winter which would require the difficult work of handsetting type by candlelight.

At the SVC Wayzgoose, there will be neither geese nor candles, but it promises to be a smashing event:

Steamroller Letterpress Smackdown: Local artists and design firms will be challenged to produce a poster to be printed in the SVC parking lot with a two-ton steamroller used in place of the traditional printing press.

Letterpress Marketplace: Artists will be on hand selling letterpress posters, cards, books, and other ephemera and promoting their studios.

Equipment Swap: Printers will bring type, tools, printing accessories, and who-knows-what for selling, buying, or simply admiring.

Shop Tours and Printing Demonstrations: SVC’s expansive letterpress studio will be open for tours. Guests will have the opportunity to crank out their very own Vandercook 100th Anniversary keepsake.


Mike Harrison said...

this event sounds amazing!

D said...

You can check out a Wayzgoose video posted on the SVC website from that days event, it's fun to watch.