Ham at 20 is a collaborative poster project celebrating the twentieth anniversary of The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. For each month of 2019, a new poster (or two!) will be released via the Hamilton website shop in an edition of 50; 25 will be reserved for year-end portfolios that include all prints. The posters are being created by a roster of accomplished letterpress printers and promising up-and-comers starting in the field.
Paul Moxon, Fameorshame Press
Paul Moxon is a studio letterpress printer and independent educator (MFA, MLIS Alabama). He has lectured at over sixty book arts centers and universities through the U.S. and Canada. He is the author of Vandercook Presses: Maintenance, History and Resources and moderates vandercookpress.info. Paul is the website editor for the American Printing History Association and has held fellowships at Rare Book School and the Newberry Library. His letterpress work can be found in several public collections and at fameorshame.com. Find him by name on social media.
What Hamilton means to me:
In the dark days before the Internet, when I first began investigating typography and letterpress—on my own without community—I dreamt of such a place. One where history was alive and amplified the present. Where artifacts are encouraged to be used to create new works. And where like-minded people would come together and inspire one another.