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13799Fwd: This Saturday: SF Bay Area Printers' Fair & Wayzgoose

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  • Matt Kelsey
    May 13 12:40 PM
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      The SF Bay Area Printers' Fair & Wayzgoose is coming to History Park in San Jose this Saturday! Details:

      Saturday, May 17, 10 AM to 3 PM
      History Park
      635 Phelan Avenue at Senter Road
      San Jose, CA


      Admission is free!

      Two dozen exhibitors will celebrate letterpress printing and allied arts. Highlights include:
      • Hand papermaking demo by Peter Thomas, with the Gypsy Wagon
      • Casting type in a hand mold by Mark Barbour of the International Printing Museum, along with Ben Franklin's Colonial Print Shop
      • Print your own keepsake with the San Jose Printers' Guild: print a background image, set and overprint your own name, and then die cut on a third tabletop platen press
      • Ink and print a souvenir broadside from wood and metal type on a vintage sign press
      • Print your own California Job Case layout on a C&P Pilot press, and see the 1884 Liberty platen press in action in the museum print shop
      • Plus exhibitors selling printed goods, book arts, paper, ink, metal type, presses, equipment, and supplies for letterpress printing. 

      Visitor parking is free on nearby streets if available or $6 at the city lot at the end of Phelan Ave.; or park for free in the lot at Santa Clara County Social Services, 1867 Senter Road, a short walk from History Park.

      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.

      Directions: Exit Highway 280 at 10th St., then go south on 10th., left on Keyes St., right on Senter Rd., left on Phelan Ave. History San Jose is ahead on left; visitor parking lot ($6) is straight ahead at end of Phelan Ave. See Google Map here:

      Exhibitors

      Letterpress printing equipment, supplies, type, presses, etc.:
      • Crown Flexo Graphics
      • Hicks Brothers Printing Equipment
      • Wayne Wade
      • Glen Bauder / Silverado Press
      • John Barrett / Letterpress Things from Chicopee, MA
      • San Jose Printers' Guild members
      • Ink in Tubes / Dave Robison
      • TAGlio Litho / Tom Goglio
      • Printers National / Ted Salkin
      Letterpress printed goods, book arts, etc.:
      • Eleanor Murray
      • Bryan Kring
      • Ingrid Butler / Moth Marblers
      • Nancy Welch
      • Harry Diaz
      • Kit Davey / Found Object Art
      • American Printing History Assn., NorCal Chapter
      • Peter & Donna Thomas
      • Jamila Rufaro / The Art of Books
      • Diane Dougherty / Patchwork Papers
      • PreNeo Press / Kent Manske
      • Katie Barrie / Girl Chewing Gum
      • Shirong Gao
      For any questions about the Printers' Fair contact matthewkelsey@...