Event News: update to Wayzgoose Weekend

Juliet Shen joins Hamilton’s first-ever Wayzgoose weekend

Juliet Shen of Shen Design and the School of Visual Concepts in Seattle has been added as a presenter at Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum’s Wayzgoose weekend. Held Nov. 20-22 in Two Rivers, Wis., the three-day event will be filled with print presentations and type talk. Wayzgoose traditionally commemorates an annual gathering of printing staff as they used the last of the season’s pulp to paper the windows in preparation for winter.

During this modern Wayzgoose revival, Shen will discuss working with Hamilton to cut the first-ever wood font for the Lushootseed tribe. Native Americans living in Washington State the Lushootseed have a 500-year-old language and a phonetic alphabet that was created in the 1950s. When the wood alphabet is finished, children will use it in their tribal school. “It’s the hope of the tribal elders that working directly with letterforms and printing presses that they can create a crossroads of literacy, literature, technology and art,” says Shen.

Other featured speakers during the Wayzgoose weekend include Rich Kegler of P22, Richard Zauft, Emerson College‘s dean of graduate studies, Kartemquin Film’s screening its “TypeFace” documentary, Paul Brown of Indiana University and recently named as Hamilton’s artist in residence, plus Matthew Carter. Carter will be revealing “Carter Latin Wide,” his first wood typeface and the newest addition to one of the premier wood type collections in the world.

There is a $75 fee to register for the Wayzgoose Weekend. Please contact Jim Moran at 920-794-6272, jim.moran@woodtype.org, or visit http://www.woodtype.org.


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