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  • Transit and Hamilton Residency Call for Entries

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    Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum and Transit Residency are pleased to invite Midwestern artists, printers, and book artists (specifically those residing/based in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin) to apply for a two-week residency at the museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin to take place between June 1st and August 31st, 2017.

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    This residency was established to provide opportunities for artists to research and develop their own practice, to further the professional development of artists by enabling the creation and production of new work, and to foster an exchange of ideas and influences. While this marks the fourth year of our partnership, this is the third residency that TRANSIT has offered in partnership with HWT, and the first to invite artists from the broader Midwest to apply. We are very excited to work with our friends at TRANSIT to offer this residency.

    Find out more information and apply on the TRANSIT website.

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  • 2016 Open House

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    On Sunday, July 10, 2016 we had a wonderful Open House. Over 100 people joined us for museum tours, pantograph demonstrations, and poster printing. Bob Mueller gave tours of the museum, highlighting the making of type and the history of the Hamilton factory. George Liesch gave demonstrations on the pantograph showing how type was made in the 20th century at Hamilton and how it still made today. Visitors participated in the printing of a poster using Hamilton’s collection of vintage wood type and took their print home as a commemorative piece of the Open House event.

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  • Artist in Residence: Jim Sherraden

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    Jim Sherraden, Master Printer and Archivist at Hatch Show Print, is the current Artist in Residence at Hamilton. This three-year appointment started this year. During the Memorial Day weekend he presented to a group from The Society of Typographic Arts at the museum for a workshop, organized and printed with the Enquirer Collection, and helped document portions of the collection.

    Jim Sherraden and Bill Moran printed blocks from an original "Reefer Madness" two sheet. We are thrilled to be working with Jim as we unpack and print with this exciting new collection at the museum.

    The large circus and fair prints at the end of this post are originals from Enquirer Printing. Along with the acquisition of the blocks, the museum is also receiving many original prints. This allows us to look at the original colors and registration. This information greatly enhances how we can use this massive collection.

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  • Hamilton Open House

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    Thanks to everyone who joined us for the Open House the museum held last month. It was a great day of printing posters, visiting with friends near and far, and seeing type cutting demonstrations on the pantograph.

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