Become a Gadzook!


We’re so excited to introduce the Gadzooks, the WNYBAC studio collective!

In typography, a ‘gadzook’ is the connecting piece that attaches two letters together in a ligature. Here at WNYBAC, the Gadzooks connect our studio space to our community of printmakers, book enthusiasts, members, and friends! We need your help keeping our collaborative letterpress and screenprinting spaces clean and organized, and in exchange for your hard work we’re excited to offer some exciting perks – like group outings to neighboring print shops – plus drinks, snacks, and good times with fellow Gadzooks at monthly meetups.
Want to be involved? Please fill out this form!
Be sure to include your email address so you can stay up to date on all things Gadzooks!

Upcoming Gadzook Studio Clean Up Days:

Please sign up using the quick form below!

Questions? Please email


Gadzooks Gathering Sign Up Form!



Gadzook Outing Perks:

Our next Gadzook Outing will be at Quality Bindery on Wednesday, June 19th. Please RSVP above!

SHOP TALK, Vol. 1 – Inking and Cleaning the Press with Kate MacNeil
Join us on Tuesday, July 9th from 6-9 PM for our first exclusive Gadzooks workshop! We will discuss different ink properties, pull a print, and learn how to clean a Vandercook press afterwards. This workshop is free for all Gadzooks who have logged clean-up hours with us so far.



Come back often for more information regarding fun events & activities!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our funders listed below, for providing support to WNYBAC's ongoing programs taking place throughout Western New York:

NYSCA M & T Art 4 Moore Zenger Group Evans Bank Community Foundation Baird Foundation
Cameron Jane Wendt Foundation StoryGrowing