History Park will once again host the Bay Area Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose on Saturday, April 9 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM at History Park in Kelley Park. Organized by the San Jose Printers’ Guild, The Printers’ Fair & Wayzgoose celebrates letterpress printing through hands-on demonstrations, tours of the History San José Print Shop, and features artists and craftspeople selling their wares. Visitors will learn how to set type, impress ink onto paper, and print their own souvenir poster!
“This Wayzgoose is a perfect day for all of us who are book junkies, typophiles, graphic designers, artists and print enthusiasts,” said Alida Bray, President and CEO of History San José. “History Park will be awash in ampersands and dingbats, and I mean that in the best and most complimentary way.”
Members of the San Jose Printers’ Guild, whose Print Shop is headquartered at History Park and is an affiliate of History San José, will help visitors print keepsakes on several vintage presses from handset metal type and lead tours of a 1900-era print shop. Dozens of vendors and exhibitors will be on hand to offer letterpress printed goods, artist books, fine papers, ink, handset type, reference materials, and more.
Admission to the event is free. The historic trolley will be available for rides throughout the park, food will be offered for purchase, and O’ Brien’s Ice Cream Parlor will be open.
For more information visit: sjprintersguild.com.