I went to visit our sister (museum).
If you don't have a sister you've been deprived of something/someone very special. Sisters take care of you, sisters make sure you have enough to eat, sisters show you crannies of the universe you didn't know existed. This is the case with Hamilton Wood Type's sister museum, Tipoteca Italiana, located north of Venice, Italy, in the charming town of Cornuda.
Since 2013 Hamilton and Tipoteca have enjoyed a cross-Atlantic collaboration as family members in the world of printing museums. Hosting classes, showcasing speakers, selling merchandise and, of course, printing for each other.
The latest family reunion took place in late June 2017 when I spent a 10 day residency at Tipoteca, exploring their wood type wonders, leading a printing workshop and making insects out of typography. Call it a working vacation.
Tipoteca is hosted by the gracious Sandro Berra, Michela Antiga, Daniele Fachin, Leonardo Fachin, Laura Casagrande and Lucio...