Toque 2010: Print & Paper Craft FairNovember 30, 2010
With the holiday season right around the corner, everyone is gearing up for the craft markets. The Western Front’s annual craft sale, Toque, is taking a new angle on their craft fair this year with a focus on books, text and printed material. Very cool! Don’t miss out this weekend!
Nineteen vendors contribute to Toque this year, with wares ranging from books, zines, cards, handcrafted décor, jewellery, and other special gifts. Long-time Toque favourites return, such as local publisher Simply Read‘s children’s books, Perro Verlag’s wide selection of indie art publications from around the world, and Contexture Design’s map based mobiles.
These Toque regulars appear alongside exciting newcomers such as the West Coast classic Arsenal Pulp Press, Vancouver’s independent music collective Safe Amplification Society as well as legendary New York Based contemporary art publisher Printed Matter. Look for exclusive Western Front publications, as well as a limited edition commissioned tea towel and colouring poster by Jeff Hamada, Vancouver based artist and creator of the popular blog www.booooooom.com
On Saturday come by for shopping as well as a special collaboration with Collage Collage, a local children’s arts and crafts shop and teaching space. Bring your children for fun crafting and colouring! Fine baked goods will be available from Hatty Cakes.
Proceeds from Toque support the Western Front Society, an artist run centre and non-profit registered charity. Held in the warm heritage setting of the Western Front in Vancouver, this sale is a great way to support your artistic community.