2018 Open House and New Impressions Reception

Saturday, June 16th was a busy and bustling day for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. Visitors from all over flocked to the museum to see all it has to offer. It was an opportunity for those of all ages and backgrounds to learn not only about the history of wood type and Hamilton, but to experience printing and... Read More »

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An Illuminating Workshop and Exhibit with Bill Moran

In support of the current exhibit up on display, Initial Impressions- Renaissance Capitals from the Maywald Collection at the University of Minnesota, Bill Moran ran a workshop Saturday, July 7th where students were given the opportunity to create their own ornamented letterforms. This exhibition of rare Renaissance initial capitals will be on display until September 30, 2018. Using brayers, stencils,... Read More »

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Two Rivers Sister City Delegation visits the Museum

What can unite a small town in Wisconsin with one across the globe in the Czech Republic? Letterpress printing at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. The relationship between Two Rivers and Domažlice goes back to the second World War, when Lt. Col. Matt Konop in 1945 was put in charge of a party sent to liberate cities in... Read More »

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Reductive Printing with Mary Bruno

The printing specialty of Mary Bruno, a printmaker based out of Minnesota, is multicolor prints from one singular linoleum block, and the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum was lucky enough to have her share her wisdom onsite Saturday, June 30th. The morning started off with an introduction to Mary and her work. Growing up with a printer for a... Read More »

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In the Gallery: New Impressions 2018

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. From this age-old tradition, we strive to challenge and inspire artists to continue the love of printing. Learn more about each artist's process by looking at this... Read More »

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