Cool Never Fades At The Hamilton Wood Type And Printing Museum
For its Fall Collection target, the American retailing company headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, found its inspiration in vintage wood type. Their Vintage Varsity line was created in partnership with the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, where the target Design Team found antique woodblocks definitely worthy of dusting off. Featuring the images from Hamilton's Globe Printing Plate collection this assortment of shirts, sweatshirts and more will be featured as part of target's Cool Never Fades campaign. This collection of clothing and accessories will be available in stores July 11th. The short promotional video after the jump shows a little bit how that collaboration took form, and gives a sneak peek of the results of this marriage between wood type and fashion.
Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum
The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum is the only museum dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type. With 1.5 million pieces of wood type and more than 1,000 styles and sizes of patterns, Hamilton's collection is one of the premier wood type collections in the world. In addition to wood type, the Museum is home to an amazing array of advertising cuts from the 1930s through the 1970s, and all of the equipment necessary to make wood type and print with it, as well as equipment used in the production of hot metal type, tools of the craft and rare type specimen catalogues.
Located between the East and West Twin Rivers on Lake Michigan, the Hamilton Type Foundry was the largest wood type producer in the country, when virtually everything was letterpress printed. The company was founded in 1880, and in addition to wood type, the company has manufactured medical office furniture, light tables, the first gas powered clothes dryer (really!) and more; now in its 130th year, the company produces steel lab equipment.
Established and managed by the Two Rivers Historical Society, the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum is in its twelfth year as a living museum. The Museum is operated by volunteers of the Two Rivers Historical Society, many of whom are part of the history of Hamilton, as former employees. They consider themselves quite lucky to have among them former type cutters, trimmers, and sales staff, who are helping us tell the story!
Hamilton volunteers host educational demonstrations, field trips, workshops and offer opportunities for artists, printers, historians and other scholars to experiment with this vast wood type collection.
Jim Van Lanen, Sr., the founder of the Museum, explains:
We have benefited from the life experiences of the many people who actually made the exquisitely detailed wood type and who still reside in Two Rivers. These people are in their 70s and 80s. They show us, from memory, how the type workshop really operated – the old secrets that make these extraordinarily beautiful and distinctively American alphabets.
A Working Museum
The Museum, at 40,000 square feet, is no doubt one of the largest fully functional workshops in the world. Not only do the thousands of visitors who come through every year get to see how wood type was made at the foundry, students, artists, typographers and designers visit to take workshops and actually put their hands on and use the collection to create works of art and scholarship in our pressroom at the Museum. To be able to use the type and cuts and a press to make a print can broaden a design student's understanding of typography and colour and layout, and artists make work with wood type that would have surprised and delighted Ed Hamilton, the company's founder.
The museum housed in an original Hamilton building that dates from 1927.
FontShop has several FontLists with wood type, both clean and weathered.
游客ReviewFS Emeric字体：一款令人愉悦的新字体font article没看看有这款字体啊
我在这儿Review网页设计中的艺术字体设计与排版（1）font article很好 值得学习
游客Review免费商用中文字体有哪些？font article新蒂字体 授权使用： 无需备案免费使用的情况： 在个人电脑上安装、打印个人文档、个人网站、博客、微博配图 需要备案免费使用的情况： 设计有可能商用的稿件（在商用时购买商业授权）、用于免费提供给他人的印刷品（印量在500份以内，且无需获得印刷品行政许可）的情况、用作没有品牌冠名的公益广告、用作完全免费（不能含有收费项目）的软件及网络服务。 需要购买个人授权的情况： 个人网店的装饰、个体商...