The 2015 Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose is coming to San Jose’s History Park on April 18th. Sponsored by the San Jose Printers’ Guild, this free event celebrates letterpress printing and allied arts.
The 2015 Printers’ Fair and Wayzgoose continues the tradition of the San Francisco Book Arts and Printers’ Fair. Print enthusiasts, students, educators, graphic designers, typophiles, artists, and printers new or old will enjoy the demonstrations, tours, and array of vendors and exhibitors. All ages are welcome!
Activities running throughout the day include:
Letterpress Demonstrations and Shop Tours at the Print Shop Museum
San Jose Printers’ Guild members will help visitors print keepsakes on several vintage presses from handset metal type and lead tours of a 1900s era print shop.
Letterpress Printers’ Market and Shopping for Book Arts and Printed Work
Exhibitors will be offering letterpress printed goods, artist books, fine papers, ink, handset type, and reference materials, as well as printing presses, tools, and equipment for printing and related crafts.
Visitors can print their own poster from wood type courtesy of the San Jose Printers’ Guild. Don’t forget to ride the historic trolley for free!
Food and Drink
Lunch will be available from TasteeBytes food truck on the grounds. Cold drinks and frozen treats will be available at O’Brien’s Candy Store & Ice Cream Parlor in the Pacific Hotel.
Location, Parking and Admission
Admission is free!
History Park is located at 635 Phelan Ave., San Jose, CA 95112
Park for free on local streets or use the San Jose city parking lot on Phelan Ave. for $6.
Timeline of Events
Not sure if we’ll have one, but wanted to take it into consideration.
We will hold the Fair rain or shine. Wear comfortable clothing.
Bring your own tote or reusable bag to store items you may be purchasing or to hold free material. If you plan on purchasing presses or other equipment you will need to carry your item to your vehicle. A rolling cart might be advisable. You will need to make individual arrangements with Exhibitors on the delivery of your press or heavier equipment. Each vendor will handle all payments either by cash, check, credit card or PayPal.