The third annual Wayzgoose at the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum was fantastic. We printed our own posters with Brad Vetter and Jim Sherraden of Hatch Show Print, tried our hands at some calligraphy with Paul Shaw, cut our own letterforms for pressure printing with Juliet Shen and Carl Montford and bound our own portfolios with Kevin Steele. The typographer, Matthew Carter (creator of on-screen classics such as Verdana and Georgia) gave an excellent talk complete with actual slides. Judith Poirier of École de design UQAM in Montreal shared with us her incredible experimental films: she letterpress prints directly on 16 and 35 mm film stock to create animations.
We met some great people, had tons of fun, ate too many cheese curds, and came home with inky hands. Looking forward to doing it again next year, Two Rivers!
|SWAG we get to make ourselves. I wanted one in every color.|
Jim Sherraden and Brad Vetter (both far left) of Hatch Show Print
|Calligraphy with Paul Shaw. He made it look so easy!|
|Printing with amazing old blocks from Hatch Show Print|
|Evidence from last year's wayzgoose|
Post and photos by Claire Sammons