Celebrating Letterpress and Book Arts in Tacoma

April 18, 2011

Woodblock print artist with letterpress, Wayzgoose Extravaganza

Yesterday I drove down to Tacoma with my friend Carol to attend Wayzgoose, a letterpress and book arts celebration.  It was a small, but lively, community of artists and lovers of book and paper crafts.  Several vendors had small letterpresses on which we could make our own printed keepsake.  Outside, a Caterpillar steam roller pressed oversized block prints.  And if you had the foresight to bring a tee shirt with you, a cadre of volunteers silk screened it for you.  It was a fun event!

Inking the letters for a letterpressed poster

A vendors wares at Wayzgoose

Linoleum block on press

Inking the block

Placing paper over the inked block

Pressing by hand to transfer the image from the block to paper

Getting ready to pull the print

My very own Wayzgoose keepsake, a rabbit print just in time for Easter!

Silkscreen printing on a tee shirt

Drying the silkscreened tee shirt

Inking a huge, oversized block

Pressing with a steam roller

Pulling the oversized print

Steam roller print!

4 Responses to “Celebrating Letterpress and Book Arts in Tacoma”

  1. Lynne Says:

    This looks like a lot of fun! I’d never heard of this event. I’ll have to keep a look-out for next year. Thanks.

  2. Chandler Says:

    Your photos are fantastic! Thank you so much for documenting the event, and for helping us celebrate!

  3. I am sorry to have missed this wonderful event! Your photos are, as always, amazing and your Wayzgoose rabbit is priceless!

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