Pressing Matter

Despite its Middle English definition as the time when printers eat a stubbly goose, a modern-day wayzgoose is more like a letterpress celebration. So all you Audubon aficionados getting amped for Phoenix Wayzgoose can go ahead and scratch it off your bird-brained to-do lists.

Chandler's Letterpress Central hosts the majority of the five-day convention, which includes speakers from across the country and workshops, too. Many of the gathering's events are designed to appeal to those who do letterpressing on the regular. But fans of the throwback artform will have a chance to get in on the inky fun during Saturday's Letterpress Swap Meet & Auction at Radisson Hotel Phoenix Chandler, 7475 West Chandler Boulevard. The event promises tables and tables of letterpress goodies for sale from 8 to 11 a.m., and an auction beginning at 1:30 p.m. Attendees can register to bid just prior to the auction.

The June 8 swap and auction are free to attend and open to the public. For the full event schedule, visit

Sat., June 8, 8 a.m., 2013
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Becky Bartkowski is an award-winning journalist and the arts and music editor at New Times, where she writes about art, fashion, and pop culture.
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