In the Gallery: French Paper & Charles S. Anderson Design

Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum is proud to showcase this collection of contemporary and historical collateral from French Paper. It is on display in the gallery at the museum until December 31, 2017. Hamilton Manufacturing was founded in 1880, just nine years after French, and both continue to serve the printing industry after nearly a century and a half.... Read More »

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Building the Big Block Easels

The museum received many packing crates full of big printing blocks from Enquirer Printing in Cincinnati, Ohio. They can be up to 54" x 40" in size. The Enquirer Printing Company printed posters for circuses, carnivals and other customers. I saw a few big blocks leaning against the wall on a visit. It occurred to me these should be up... Read More »

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Antique Tuscans in America

Preamble: A curious Hamilton connection … or the disappearing type design One of the first fonts of wood type cut commercially by J E Hamilton, and known still to exist, is curiously not at the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. A 6-line cut of Hamilton’s No 14 (Antique Tuscan Expanded) is today part of the Rob Roy Kelly American... Read More »

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Transit Residency 2017: Ben Blount

While here for a two week residency through the Outbound Program at Transit Residency (TRANSIT) Ben Blount created thought-provoking work and led a workshop that highlighted using your voice to make a difference. You can also read about his time at Hamilton from his perspective in the guest blog post he did on the TRANSIT website. We are happy to... Read More »

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2017 Hamilton Open House

Hamilton opened its doors up for free to the public on June 17th, 2017 for the museum's open house. In this time visitors were able to take a tour, view how wood type is made on the pantograph, and even pull their own impression on a press. The guided tours were offered twice and gave a chance for visitors to... Read More »

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