It's a very funny word. I'll give you that. It's a printer's term for the annual party hosted by the master printer in a printing house for all of the employees. Nobody knows for sure how it got its name but it seems to work.
The Letterpress Gang in Halifax is hosting a Wayzgoose of their own. Instead of a party for all the people in the shop, they're opening their doors to celebrate the world of print with everyone. There will be posters, cards and coasters for sale. There will be some delicious treats (I heard some talk of chocolate cupcakes) and there will even be a chance to get your hands dirty and do some printing, if you're interested.
When: Saturday, May 14, 2011 from Noon until 5:00 pm
Where: Dawson Print Shop, NSCAD University
All members of The Letterpress Gang were asked to contribute something to the show. In the spirit of celebration, I printed up some coasters and decorated them with watercolour. Hopefully you can stop by and have a peek at what everyone else has been working on.