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.
John Horn, Shooting Star Press
John learned the craft of printing over half a century ago beginning in high school. He made his living in the printing trade for thirty-five years. He retired in the mid-1980s and began collecting letterpress type and equipment that was being discarded, building his collection to one of the biggest in the United States. As one who has spent many years studying printing history and typography, he has a deep and abiding appreciation and love for the craft of letterpress printing.
What Hamilton means to me:
As a preservationist of all things letterpress, I was so pleased to find a museum trying to save the craft of letterpress printing, and in particular, what’s left of wood type and the way it was manufactured. The staff and volunteers of Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum share my passion and I’m pleased to be a supporter of the museum and all their efforts.