Types of Bugs : Bugs of Type
Letterbugs™ by Bill Moran of Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum
On Display: January 6th - February 28th, 2015
Artist Reception at the Museum: Saturday, January 24th, 2015 4-6 pm
Join us from 4-6 pm on Saturday, January 24th at the museum for the Types of Bugs : Bugs of Type Artist Reception at the museum. Come talk type with Bill Moran and peruse the prints. This event is free and open to the public.
Each Letterbug ™ is hand-printed using type manufactured by Hamilton and is part of the museum's collection of over 1.5 million pieces of wood type; the fine details completing each print come from much smaller metal type, or hand-inking, by Bill, creating unique effects on every print. The prints are an homage to the unique strata that insects and type occupy in their respective kingdoms.
Bill Moran is a third-generation letterpress printer, graphic designer and artistic director of the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Hamilton Manufacturing, founded in 1880, was the premier maker of wood type and printing equipment until 1992. Moran's letterbugs have been exhibited throughout the U.S. and Europe and are included in the permanent collection of the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, Germany, as well as Tipoteca Italiana in Cornuda, Italy.