Tacoma’s King’s Books will hold its seventh annual letterpress and book arts extravaganza Sunday, April 17 from 11 am – 4 pm, and we want to go!
Attendees can meet local printers, print your own keepsakes (bring a T-shirt or another fabric to print on for some of these), make paper, and create letterpress magnetic poetry. Plus, steamroller printing (!) will return for the third year, thanks to the Tacoma Arts Commission. King’s Books owner sweet pea Flaherty (at the helm in the photo) and his crew will be making 4′ x 3′ prints designed by local artists, some of which will be raffled off at the event.
There’s tons more info here. Be prepared: If you start following the links from King’s info page, you’re in for a good half-hour of geeking out over this stuff—some of it leading to some pretty neat art for sale.
Wayzgoose, by the way, is the name of the annual feast given by a master printer for the staff of the press, or, in modern parlance, an annual gathering of printers.