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4th Annual Liquor & Letterpress @ WNYBAC

Nothing speaks of “old world comforts’ more than a glass of finely aged liquor and the traditional letterpress printing process. The combination of the two evokes days of yore, when artisanal printing was considered a skilled trade. You know… before computers, when people worked with movable type (no, not the Movable Type content management system) to publish books and newspapers. Those were the days when communication was more of an art form.

The mainstream use of the letterpress system faded away with the advent of the computer (in the 70s), but interestingly enough, as big business ditched the dated, pricey equipment, it became affordable for artisans to acquire, opening the doors for the general public to get their hands on the craft print process (learn more here).  

The highlight of the evening will include letterpress demos on antique presses led by WNYBAC volunteers and members. Guests are encouraged to participate and create an assortment of hand-printed ephemera to take home.

Thankfully, letterpress is still around today thanks to organizations like the WNY Book Arts Center (WNYBAC), which are dedicated to preserving the artisanal printing technique. That’s another great reason to support the upcoming Liquor & Letterpress event.

Liquor & Letterpress – “Grab a glass and toast to type!”

Saturday, November 3, 2018

6-9 p.m.

WNY Book Arts Center – 468 Washington Street in downtown Buffalo

Gourmet food and signature cocktails will be provided by Fat Bob’s Smokehouse

Presale Tickets for the evening are $40 a person or $65 for a pair and include access to the event, one free drink ticket. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door at $45 per ticket. Tickets can be purchased online at, by calling 716-348-1430, or stopping in the WNYBAC gallery & shop, open Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm. This is a 21+ event.

For more information on Liquor and Letterpress please visit the Event Webpage or Facebook Event, call WNYBAC at 716-348-1430 or visit the store Wednesday-Saturday 12-6pm.

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is 'queenseyes' - Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world's largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside, Buffalo Porchfest, and Paint vs. Paint. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market on Elmwood. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at Statler City, the Hertel Alley Street Art Festival, and The Flutterby Festival.

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