Sunday, October 30, 2011

Looking back at Wayzgoose

It's been a week since our Wayzgoose printing fair at the Vancouver Public Library, and we trust everyone who attended enjoyed themselves! We saw a few reports come through on the web, so we thought we'd provide a roundup.

First, big thanks go out to Richard Kegler of who screened his film Making Faces about Jim Rimmer last Friday evening. Also present were the Rimmer family, who received the Robert R. Reid medallion on Jim's behalf. (the award was granted in 2010, but the medallion was only finished earlier this year).

The filmmaker and the Rimmer family

Our own flickr photoset below of Saturday's book fair provides a visual record of the event (captions still need to be added to the photos, hopefully soon!).

Next, a few blog posts: Jim Westergard came in from Alberta where he showed his new book, ODDBALLS, printed and published Heavenly Monkey. Gary Sim gave a linocut demonstration, printing upwards of 50 printing keepsakes on a hand press, and generously donating one of his own prints in support of the event. Thanks, Gary!

The newly formed Lower Mainland Chapter of the BC Book Arts Guild made an appearance, alongside Jose and Dave from BC Islands CBBAG Chapter who manned the table beside them. Markus Fahrner, who has designed our spectacular Awards catalogs for 2009 and 2010, displayed an array of his book designs. Over on the East Coast, Crystal Vaughan posted a series of articles about the Wayzgoose at Gaspereau Press.

That is but a brief summary of the 2011 event; as our event is a biennial one, we hope to see you at our next Wayzgoose in 2013!

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