Sawdust to Pixels: Creating a Digital Font from Wood Type

By Stuart Sandler No matter how many times the ink hits the page, the thrill of letterpress printing I’ve decided is honest-to-goodness genuine magic! Watching the way the ink dances with the tooth of the paper or how the shape of each letterform reveals its unique personality leaves us messy apron bound with mouths agape in wonder. EVERY. DAMN. TIME.... Read More »

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Hamilton Coloring Pages {Pack 1: By the Water}

We love going through the collections at Hamilton and finding interesting images and illustrations. We have created these coloring pages based on those designs so you can enjoy, too! We will continue to add more coloring pages in the coming weeks. We thought it would be fun to start off with a summer theme that features scenes by the water,... Read More »

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Meet an intern: Jen Anne

I loved reading and words first, since before I thought about expressing myself with images. So I’m a sucker for artwork that involves words and letters. I find Hamilton to be deeply fascinating – the tactility of letterpress printing (especially in this digital age); the combination of museum and working shop; the intersection of nature (wood type) and machine; the communal aspect of printing, bringing people together in one physical space. And then, the energy circulated by all the people helping to keep Hamilton alive and growing! Read More »

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New Impressions 2019 at the Hullabaloo Exhibition

The Hullabaloo Press at the University of Indianapolis is celebrating its four-year anniversary with an exhibition of contemporary letterpress printers and bookmakers, January 21 through February 7, 2020 at the Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center Gallery. On Monday, January 27, there was a receptions where viewers printed their own posters, viewed the work on display and saw a lecture by... Read More »

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W.A.E.A. visits Hamilton

Our friends from the Wisconsin Arts Educators Association paid us a visit in October 2019 as part of their annual conference. They spent two days making prints, sharing ideas and showing off their handiwork in the museum's space. Here's a guest blog post from Tiffany Beltz, former president of WAEA: As an art educator in Wisconsin, I treasure local, interesting... Read More »

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