Type Legacy Spotlight: By Women About Women

The Type Legacy Project at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum is one of the ways that we preserve history for creative use today. Women’s History Month is a fitting time to highlight three Type Legacy Project initiatives that are “by women, about women”: contemporary women designers created new typefaces and borders honoring historic women who made an impact... Read More »

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In 2024, Hamilton celebrated its 25th year as a museum. Museum Master Printer Jim Moran chose to commemorate the anniversary by producing an oversized (19x24”) calendar that showcased the museum’s collection of wood type and image blocks.  As one of Jim’s last print projects before his retirement after nearly 15 years at the museum, the 2024 silver anniversary calendar was... Read More »

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Exhibit Deep Dive: Old Type, New Ways

Old Type, New Ways: Work from the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing MuseumAn Exhibition at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design273 E. Erie St., Milwaukee, WI 53202 On view at MIAD: January 16 – March 9, 2024, Monday-Saturday, 10 – 5 p.m.Reception at MIAD: January 25th, 5 – 8 p.m.; Make & Take Printing begins at 6 p.m. Hamilton is a working... Read More »

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County Fair: A Multi-Sheet, Multi-Color Historic Block Restrike Print

The Hamilton press room recently printed another multi-sheet restrike from the collection. This design, known as “County Fair”, depicts a proudly-dressed female farmer posing with her horse, a sheaf of wheat, several ears of corn, and a prize-beribboned cow in front of a moon or a sun. The blocks for this 4-color, 2-sheet poster were in an excellent condition and... Read More »

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In the Gallery: Typographic Jazz, The Monoprints of Jack Stauffacher

Courtesy of Letterform Archive, the exhibition 'Typographic Jazz, The Monoprints of Jack Stauffacher' is on display at Hamilton from November 9 through December 30, 2023. This exhibition looks beyond the methods displayed in his well-known portfolio editions of wood type prints, and includes his sketches, iterative proofs, and other unfinished work to help us understand his process and give us... Read More »

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