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.
Lindsay Schmittle is the owner and operator of Gingerly Press, a letterpress design studio working primarily with handset type, moving to Pittsburgh, PA this summer 2019. Under the Gingerly Press name, Lindsay creates colorful & geometric paper products inspired by her adventures in the outdoors and passion for the old-school handset letterpress process. She has had the pleasure of teaching workshops, giving artist talks, and showing her works at galleries, universities, and printmaking co-ops across the continent. At the new studio space in Pittsburgh, Lindsay looks forward to meeting her new community by offering a variety of printing and book-binding workshops. Lindsay began acquiring her letterpress knowledge as a Visual Communications student at the University of Delaware and expanded her skills with mentors, workshops, and a lot of practice in the Gingerly Press studio, established after her graduation in 2013.
What Hamilton means to me:
When I think of Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, I think of the vibrant community of creatives that gathers at the museum for a fresh dose of inspiration each fall. Most years, I am only lucky enough to make it to Hamilton once for the annual Wayzgoose, but every time I'm there I feel like I'm at a family reunion, catching up with distant cousins from across the globe that also have ink and the love of typography churning through their veins.
Hamilton is a hub of creativity, preservation, and innovation where makers & shakers gather to willingly share their discoveries, skills, and inspiration. It is a place where collaboration ousts competition and we all rise as a tide, sharing knowledge of the past and innovation for the future.