Sunday, March 15, 2009

Edible Book Show - April 1

The Western New York Book Arts Collaborative is pleased to be taking part in the International Edible Book Festival!

This festival has taken place around the world over the last several years and WNYBAC will host the annual event on Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at 6pm at the WNY Book Arts Center, 468 Washington Street in downtown Buffalo.

Edible Book Show at WNY Book Arts Center
This hybrid pot-luck dinner meets art show will push the limits of what defines a "book" and open up the WNY Book Arts Center for one last public event before the Grand Opening in May. Participants are encouraged to create something tasty and ponderous...bordering on preposterous.

From the festival website: "April 1st is the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), famous for his book Physiologie du goût, a witty meditation on food. April fools' day is also the perfect day to eat your words and play with them as the "books" are consumed on the day of the event. This ephemeral global banquet, in which anyone can participate, is shared by all on the internet and allows everyone to preserve and discover unique bookish nourishments. This festival is a celebration of the ingestion of culture and a way to concretely share a book; it is also a deeper reflexion on our attachment to food and our
cultural differences."

All are welcome to attend and participate. Admission is free with an edible book entry or food dish.

for more info

Thursday, March 05, 2009

What's in a name?

To help with some confusion that often comes up about WNYBAC, here is the basic outline:

The Western NY Book Arts Collaborative is the name of the non profit organization.

The Western NY Book Arts Center is the name of the building that houses the organization, its equipment and majority of activities.

Both use the WNYBAC abbreviation/anagram (Often pronounced Winney-back)

P22 is often seen as the same thing or an extension of WNYBAC (or vice-a-versa). It is not. P22 type foundry is the company founded by Richard Kegler & Carima El-Behairy who are also founding members of WNYBAC. P22 has been of tremendous assistance in setting up WNYBAC but despite overlapping focuses and interests in typography & printing, the two are completely separate entities.

Monday, March 02, 2009


Special thanks to WNYBAC members Nicole Lecht and Josh Spaulding who have lent their design talents to our new promo postcard. We hope to do a series of these from guest designers. If interested in this project, just email info (at)