Meet some tiny wood type!

Wood type is known for its ability to maintain a consistent inking surface even at large sizes. While metal type is traditionally used for smaller-sized printing, wood type can get tiny, too! Master Typecutter George Liesch recently cut a 3L set of Gothic type for the fun and challenge of 'going small'. Hamilton is able to cut type as tiny... Read More »

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Letterpress + Hand-written participation = 'You Are Here' exhibit

This is one of two articles about this exhibit. Read the other one here.  The 'You Are Here' exhibit at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum incorporates letterpress-printed responses with hand-written responses into one installation by Jennifer Farrell of Starshaped Press, Hamilton’s Visiting Artist 2019–2022. Printers were invited to add their voices to the installation by completing one of several prompts provided... Read More »

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Clyde Beatty and Cole Circus Posters at Hamilton

The Globe Printing company was one of the leading producers of posters for advertising popular, pre-television-era attractions such as circuses, stock car racing, and rodeos. Baltimore Globe was the first of four branches in the Globe Printing Company. The Globe Collection at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum gives us an uncensored glimpse of history uniquely expressed through popular... Read More »

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Cutting new wood type: Bodoni Ultra

A 3A set of Bodoni Ultra type, cut in 6L from an 18L pattern, is currently in production at the Hamilton Wood Shop.    It’s always good to have machines running and sawdust flying in the wood shop! The Hamilton style number (828) is written on several of the patterns. Another notation, “series 675”, is also present on some of... Read More »

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Adventures in Printing With Fish

Two Rivers area teens gathered at Hamilton to investigate gyotaku, a traditional Japanese method of making prints directly from fish. Leading the way was instructor Rebecca Jabs, an artist and educator from Manitowoc, Wisconsin who specializes in scientific illustration. Gyotaku participants worked with freshly-caught whitefish and herring courtesy of the Susie Q Fish Company. The fish were gently coated with... Read More »

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