The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum is dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type. New Impressions is an international juried exhibition to showcase exploration and creativity with letterpress printing techniques. This call attracted 254 diverse entries from around the globe. The final 42 works on display are from artists in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Italy, Portugal, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, the Netherlands, United Kingdom, Uruguay, and the United States.
This is the fifth year of the New Impressions exhibition and it was juried by Dafi Kühne, graphic designer and letterpress print maker from Glarus, Switzerland; Mary Mashburn, owner and letterpress printer at Typecast Press, graphic designer, and instructor at Maryland Institute College of Art; and Jessica Spring, letterpress printer and book artist at Springtide Press in Tacoma, Washington and instructor at Pacific Lutheran University.
The exhibition is on display at the museum from April 17-June 30, 2019. Plan to join us from 5-7 pm on May 25, 2019 for the exhibition reception. That same day is the Hamilton Open House and 20th anniversary celebration, so come enjoy the museum for the whole day. Both events are free and open to the public.
Check out all the great work in this year's show via our digital catalog. Printed catalogs are on their way to the museum. Pre-order your copy now and you'll have it first. Many of the pieces are also available for purchase through the museum store.