The Beauty of Letterpress: Nate Williams


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Meet Betty.

She has done wonders for the museum, from helping us move to our new location to keeping the world's largest collection of wood type organized. But, Betty has decided to retire after 40+ years of service, leaving us stuck for a way to get to some of our vintage printing plates and other items that are housed on the higher shelves in the museum. So with the help of The Beauty of Letterpress by Neenah we are looking to get "Betty II."

The Beauty of Letterpress by Neenah has just released a new limited edition letterpress printed piece, designed by illustrator, Nate Williams (@N8W), which is on sale to support Hamilton. The 11 x 14 (easily framable) prints are on sale now for $25 each, with 100% of the proceed going directly to Hamilton (and helping us purchase "Betty II").

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Williams, who is known for his bold, playful, optimistic work for a variety of clients from Peet's Coffee to Urban Outfitters, has taken his love of layered organic shapes and unique elements and created the whimsical, summery letterpressed print titled Nature is the Answer.


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Of his design Williams says, "So much of our life is data driven so in my personal art and projects that are creatively open I trust my intuition and embrace spontaneity.”


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As with all prints produced for The Beauty of Letterpress, 100% of the proceeds of Nature is the Answer will go to the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. This is in support of our work to preserve a collection of historic wood type and the art of letterpress printing.


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