Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum’s 12th annual Wayzgoose will be a different experience this year (as is just about everything in 2020) as lovers of type and letterpress come together from all over the country and world virtually rather than in person Nov. 5-8.


Perhaps you’re wondering what a “Wayzgoose” is. According to the museum, the Wayzgoose was originally an entertaining event offered by a master-printer to his workmen to mark the beginning of the season of working by candlelight. In later years, it meant an annual celebration held in summer by the employees of a printing establishment, consisting of a dinner and often an excursion into the country.


Hamilton’s event, officially dubbed Awayzgoose this year, again features internationally renowned artists and designers as keynote speakers, along with workshops, type talk, and lots of letterpress. For the first time, Hamilton is partnering with the American Printing History Association for the conference.


Virtual in 2020, but looking forward to next year when designers, artists, printers and typographers can meet face to face again here on the welcoming shore of Lake Michigan. Two Rivers will miss the “letter geeks” this year.


Find out more about (A)Wayzgoose and Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum.

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