Currently on Exhibition
On Display: September 1st- October 31st, 2012
Hammerpress was founded in 1994 by Brady Vest after attending the Kansas City Art Institute. We specialize in letterpress posters, stationery, wedding invitations and various other printed material. You can find them online at their website or their facebook page.
On Display: May 1st- June 30th, 2012
Exhibition Reception: Saturday, May 19th 6 pm - 9 pm
The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum is proud to present the work of Paul Brown. His broadsides, books, and other letterpress printed works will be on display May 1st through June 30th, 2012. Please join us on the evening of May 19th for an artist's reception from 6-9 pm.
Paul Brown joined the faculty in the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2000 as a professor of Graphic Design after 16 years at the Herron School of Art as a professor of Visual Communication. His work has been included in Communication Arts and Print magazines and in Graphic Design USA, the Annual of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA). In addition, Brown has received awards from the Chicago Book Clinic, the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the Miniature Book Society, the American Federation of Arts Design, and the Art Directors Club of Indiana. He currently serves as Director and Chair of the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. He was also a founding member and has served on the board of the Indianapolis chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts. His work has been exhibited widely including AIGA’s Fifty Books, New York, Art of the Book, Toronto, and Book Arts: Images and Words, Cambridge, Massachusetts. His most recent work involves limited edition, letterpress printed book works and broadsides.
Starshaped Press: Jennifer Farrell
On Display: March 1st- April 30th, 2012
Exhibition Reception: Saturday, April 28th 7 pm - 10 pm
Jennifer Farrell has been at the press since 1996, operating for the last 12 years as Starshaped Press. She cut her teeth working at the venerable Fireproof Press in Chicago and struck out on her own after that, armed with the ideals of a Luddite and ridiculous notions of keeping letterpress as old school as possible. She hates when presses are incorrectly called ‘letterpresses’ or ‘printers’, when stationery is spelled incorrectly and when two spaces are used after each sentence in digital typesetting.
Starshaped Press focuses on printing everything from business cards and social stationery to music packaging and posters, as well as other one-off or wacky projects that present themselves. Jennifer's work has been repeatedly recognized in How Magazine, and has appeared in print and poster shows throughout the USA and in Europe.