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BEHIND THE SCENES: DESIGNING AN EMBLEM FOR HAMILTON'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY

In 2024, Hamilton enters its 25th year as a museum! "Rooted in History: 25 Years of the Hamilton Museum" is our celebration theme. We will be celebrating throughout the year with collections highlights, event tie-ins, merchandise, and more.   We asked Brad Vetter (Brad Vetter Design) to design a 25th anniversary emblem that reflects our strong foundation and continued growth. He knocked... Read More »

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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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SILVER CELEBRATION: A CLOSER LOOK AT HAMILTON'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY CALENDAR

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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