Friday, August 28, 2009

Smackdown at the SVC

8th Annual Waysgoose & Steamroller Smackdown
Saturday, 8/29, at the SVC (1pm - 6pm)

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.)
Also on hand: a marketplace, equipment swap, shop tours and printing demonstrations.

FREE, but pre-registration is requested.

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