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.
Tom Walker, Ramicack Press
I’ve been working and playing with type & image since I could hold my head up to reach the magnetic letters. I’m equally at home making with pencils, pixels or on press. For the last several years I’ve been teaching and working as a professional designer of print and digital media. I’ve enjoyed many creative collaborations with a variety of clients in healthcare, printing, manufacturing, higher education, architecture, museums and non-profit organizations.
What Hamilton means to me:
I started coming to Hamilton with students and fellow faculty. After more than ten years I never tire of making the trip upstream to the museum I'm thrilled to assist in celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of the museum with a commemorative print. And though water is a well-used device I could not stop pondering the several interesting physical and positive conceptual connections to the museum. So dip your toe, soak it in, and drink it up.
The museum sits near the confluence of the East & West Twin Rivers and
Lake Michigan. Vital waterways and resources to all peoples who have
lived and worked on and off these shores. The museum is refreshing and delightful, pure and sustaining. It is a bright reflection of the community, staff, volunteers, advisors and generous sponsors. There is a constant ebb and flow of people and intermingling of ideas. It is a passageway that links past, present and future for those passionate about type. Water, wood, wind, steam, sweat, ink, paper, steel—it is an elemental experience. There is a sublime vastness of possibilities that have yet to be navigated.