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Hamilton's 10th Anniversary Events

Date:2009-05-07 21:46:26| News|Browse: 30|Source: The FontFeed|Author: Yves Peters
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IntroductionThe last weekend of May the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum

The last weekend of May the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin will host a weekend-long celebration of their 10th Anniversary. Museum founder Jim VanLanen comments

Hamilton has hosted a terrific range of artists, printers and designers in the 10 years since we opened our museum and this week will be a chance to reconnect and celebrate.

15″ × 19″ prints for Typeface, Justine Nagan's documentary on the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum by Nick Sherman

Type Face Sneak-Preview

May 29th at 9pm

HWT is proud to present a sneak-preview of Kartemquin Films' Type Face. This one-hour documentary by Justine Nagan showcases the successes and challenges that Hamilton Wood Type faces. The film will show Friday Evening at 9pm at the Washington House, 1622 Jefferson St.

Hamilton Wood Type Museum © Nick Sherman

Open House at the Museum

May 30th 10am–6pm

This open house will be one of several events throughout the coming months that invites local, regional and national visitors to Two Rivers. Demonstrations of wood type being cut on a pantograph, and printers printing wood type, will take place through out the day.

Cutting type with the pantograph router (video) © Nick Sherman

Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Poster Show

May 30th 10am–6pm

Letterpress printers and designers from across the country will be taking part in an exhibition that will open Saturday, May 30th and run through Labor Day 2009. A partial list of printers includes Dennis Ichiyama, Richard Zauft, Nick Sherman, Bill and Jim Moran and others.

Letterpress forme by Nick Sherman on Vandercook Press © Nick Sherman

Workshop with Jim Sherraden of Hatch Showprint

May 22, 23 and 24th

The anniversary celebration continues with a workshop by Jim Sherraden of Hatch Show Print in Nashville Tennessee. Jim's work is known internationally and he regularly leads letterpress workshops throughout the country.

One day workshop at SVC, Seattle, WA with Jim Sherraden of Hatch Show © Seekaterun

The cost is $400 per person for a weekend-long opportunity to work with one of the world's premier letterpress printers and designers. Call or email the museum for more information.

Hand-cut (ie, no pantograph machines involved) original Darius Wells type dating from sometime before 1826 © Nick Sherman

Header image:Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum © Nick Sherman

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