Announcing the 2013 Steamroller Smackdown prints:
One of each poster design will be auctioned off to the public to benefit SVC’s letterpress programs.
The auction has ended. Thank you for your bids! Prints may be picked up at SVC this week. Office: (206) 623-1560. Payment is by cash or check only.
Nordstrom Creative (Klondike Gold Rush Museum)
$75 – N.K.
Keegan Meegan (Oregon Historical Society)
Hornall Anderson (Wing Luke Museum)
Evolution Press (Museum of Flight)
$120 – H.V.
Design Commission (Seattle Public Library Special Collections)
$85 – A.M.
City Arts Creative (Frye Art Museum)
$55 – M.O.
Beautiful Angle (Thorniley Wood Type Collection)
$100 – H.M.
$60 – L.S.
Design Chambers (Northwest African Museum)
Starting bid $50
Amazon (Creative Center for Wooden Boats
$80 – H.V.
$120 – A.H.
$60 – T.C.
Tether (Seattle Pinball Museum)
Design Dish (Burke Museum)
Starting bid $50
Starbucks Creative (EMP / SF Museum)
Responsys (Museum of Glass)
$60 – H.S.
The 12th Annual Wayzgoose and Steamroller Smackdown at the School of Visual Concepts, Seattle is just a week away on Saturday September 7, 2013! Cheer on your favorite teams at the following times:
Photo by Jen Au
The 12th Annual Wayzgoose will take place at the School of Visual Concepts on September 7, 2013 from 1-6pm. Come see the Letterpress Marketplace, where local printers will be selling their goods, the Letterpress Equipment Swap, hands-on demonstrations and keepsake printing in the SVC Letterpress Studio, and the Steamroller Smackdown, featuring 16 design teams competing to print the coolest poster using a giant steamroller instead of a printing press.
The Letterpress Studio at SVC has always been an intersection of historical and active practice. We are not just another program teaching a lost art; we are dedicated to preserving this craft through active engagement of the community, a de facto working museum. To that end, our inspiration for this year’s Steamroller Smackdown are the other local museums, the keepers of our cultural heritage. This year’s event will forge a link between these conservators of culture and the interpreters of culture: our illustrious design community. Our spirited design teams have been paired with a cultural muse.
16 Pacific Northwest Museums + 16 Design Teams = A-MUSE-GOOSE
2013 Wayzgoose postcard designed by Ryan Polich and printed at Evolution Press on Reich Savoy.
Our 16 Smackdown spots are full and the waiting list is long. Alas, if only our building/drying rack was taller. Come support your favorite teams, printing at the following times:
Sixteen spirited teams from Seattle’s art and design community have entered the Steamroller Smackdown, a thrilling competition to see who can print the coolest gigantic poster in the parking lot with a steamroller on August 25, 2012. Newcomers include Amazon, City Arts Magazine, Hey, and KeeganMeegan. Returning: Beautiful Angle, Design Commission, Evolution Press, Starbucks, Wong Doody Crandall Weiner, AIGA Seattle, Team Nerd, Modern Dog, Tether, Fitch, Turnstyle and Ten Gun! These giants of design (the posters, not the people) will be auctioned off to support the letterpress program at the School of Visual Concepts.
Presenting this year’s Wayzgoose invitation, designed by KeeganMeegan & Co. and printed at Evolution Press on Reich Savoy paper. Come pluck one up for yourself at the School of Visual Concepts before they all fly away.
Thanks a ton, participants, donors, volunteers, and attendees! We’ll see you at the 11th Annual Wayzgoose & Steamroller Smackdown on August 25, 2012.
In the meantime, please enjoy a photo recap of 2011′s event:
Eva is spotted with a Wayzgoose keepsake, hot off the handpress
Steamy roller driver Annabelle relaxing in front of a day’s work
Sara and Brad light up the Letterpress Marketplace
Equipment Swap under the big top
Raffle prizes are admired
Amy, Tilly, Jules and Becki in an uncharacteristic moment of frivolity
Split fountain stunner from Evolution Press
How ’bout you?
Presenting a sneak peek of our latest keepsake, commemorating the 10th Annual Wayzgoose at the School of Visual Concepts. You can print one yourself, free of charge, upstairs in the letterpress shop. While you’re up there, you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Steamroller Smackdown. Want to be thoroughly ’goosed? Here’s a reminder of what we have in store.
The Wayzgoose Marketplace features presses from Bellingham to Portland in addition to tons of local Seattle talent. Here are the presses, paper purveyors, and organizations that you’ll meet:
On August 27, 2011, the competition will be fierce as teams from the local art and design community compete to print the coolest gigantic poster in the SVC parking lot with a steamroller instead of the traditional printing press. This year we have concocted the perfect storm of creative studios, letterpress superstars, and contingents from local art & design programs.
Above, Team Starbucks makes a grand entrance in 2010.
Newbies, here’s what you signed up for: