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The Phoenix Wayzgoose: A Celebration of Letterpress (and Swap Meet/Auction of Goods!)

It's no secret we're big fans of letterpress, so when Cindy Iverson, local artist and co-founder of Letterpress Central mentioned a Wayzgoose slated for this summer, we took a few notes.

The traditional Wayzgoose began as a celebration hosted by a master printer for his workmen that marked the end of summer and the beginning of working by candlelight. The celebration evolved with the industry and was later known as an annual outing of printers on a newspaper staff. Today, the word's used by a few printing associations as a celebration of letterpress and a great excuse to spend time swapping secrets, learning techniques, and showing off new tricks.

And if that sounds enticing, you better get your calendar out.

See also: - A Sneak Peek at Letterpress Central: The Paper Studio's New Workshop Space - Letterpress an Election Day Keepsake at the ASU Book Arts Studio - Hazel and Violet INK's Vintage Printing and Modern Inspiration

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Claire Lawton
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