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.
Katie Garth is an artist and designer in Philadelphia. Across printmaking, book arts, and other media, she uses graphic lexicons to explore everyday tensions between the mundane and the sublime. While earning a BFA from University of Wisconsin–Madison, she worked as a printing assistant at the Silver Buckle Press. In recent years, Katie was a senior designer at Planet Propaganda, engaging in her artistic practice at communal print spaces including Pyramid Atlantic Art Center and Polka! Press. She is currently pursuing an MFA in printmaking at the Tyler School of Art.
What Hamilton means to me:
Hamilton has a unique capacity to adapt and inspire. It has withstood revolutions both cultural and technological, weathered actual storms, survived a transformative relocation, and greeted daunting initiatives with Midwestern hospitality. Throughout, it has maintained an unfailingly optimistic spirit. The museum and its community uphold a dignified legacy without taking themselves too seriously; they demonstrate that true progress and enduring bonds are formed when we all roll up our sleeves and pitch in. They remind me to preserve, and to persevere.
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