Announcing Ham at 20, a collaborative poster project celebrating the twentieth anniversary of The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. For each month of 2019, a new poster (or two!) will be released via the Hamilton website shop in an edition of 50. Of those, 25 will be reserved for year-end portfolios that include all prints. The posters will be created by a roster of accomplished letterpress printers and promising up-and-comers starting in the field. In this way, we can carry the important typographic legacy of Hamilton Wood Type through the next generation of designers and printers.
Ham at 20 is coordinated by Jennifer Farrell of Starshaped Press in Chicago, the Hamilton Visiting Artist for 2019-2021. Starshaped also celebrates its twentieth anniversary in 2019 and Jennifer will be creating the first print and the final portfolios at the end of 2019.
Paper for the posters is generously donated by French Paper and by Mohawk Paper for the final portfolios and colophons. All posters will be completed and shown at the annual Hamilton Wazygoose in November 2019.
The first poster is available for sale in store and online. It was designed and printed by Jennifer Farrell and Raychel Steinbach using type from the collection at Starshaped Press. Remember to check back as new posters will be added every month.