Tuesday, August 19, 2008

What's Good For The Wayzgoose

The Seattle School of Visual Concepts is holding their 7th Annual Wayzgoose on Saturday August 23 from 1 to 6 pm. The Wayzgoose is a printing tradition that dates back to the 17th Century, when printers would serve a feast to their staff in recognition of the decreasing hours of daylight which would require the difficult work of handsetting type by candlelight.

The SVC Wayzgoose is taking the concept in a different direction by staging a "Steamroller Letterpress Smackdown" during which teams of local designers will be challenged to produce a poster which will then be printed in the SVC parking lot with a two-ton steamroller used in place of the traditional printing press.

In addition, the event boasts the Northwest Invitational Letterpress Show, a letterpress marketplace, and an equipment swap for printers searching for type, cuts, tools and printing accessories. The feast tradition remains intact, and food and drink will be served. At the School of Visual Concepts, 500 Aurora Ave N (at Republican). Free admission!

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