Hamilton’s 10th Anniversary Events

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News | Yves Peters | May 7, 2009

The last weekend of May the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin will host a weekend-long celebration of their 10th Anniversary. Museum founder Jim VanLanen comments

Hamilton has hosted a terrific range of artists, printers and designers in the 10 years since we opened our museum and this week will be a chance to reconnect and celebrate.



15″ × 19″ prints for Typeface, Justine Nagan’s documentary on the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum by Nick Sherman
Type Face Sneak-Preview
May 29th at 9pm
HWT is proud to present a sneak-preview of Kartemquin FilmsType Face. This one-hour documentary by Justine Nagan showcases the successes and challenges that Hamilton Wood Type faces. The film will show Friday Evening at 9pm at the Washington House, 1622 Jefferson St.


Hamilton Wood Type Museum © Nick Sherman
Open House at the Museum
May 30th 10am–6pm
This open house will be one of several events throughout the coming months that invites local, regional and national visitors to Two Rivers. Demonstrations of wood type being cut on a pantograph, and printers printing wood type, will take place through out the day.


Cutting type with the pantograph router (video) © Nick Sherman
Tenth Anniversary Commemorative Poster Show
May 30th 10am–6pm
Letterpress printers and designers from across the country will be taking part in an exhibition that will open Saturday, May 30th and run through Labor Day 2009. A partial list of printers includes Dennis Ichiyama, Richard Zauft, Nick Sherman, Bill and Jim Moran and others.


Letterpress forme by Nick Sherman on Vandercook Press © Nick Sherman
Workshop with Jim Sherraden of Hatch Showprint
May 22, 23 and 24th
The anniversary celebration continues with a workshop by Jim Sherraden of Hatch Show Print in Nashville Tennessee. Jim’s work is known internationally and he regularly leads letterpress workshops throughout the country.


One day workshop at SVC, Seattle, WA with Jim Sherraden of Hatch Show © Seekaterun
The cost is $400 per person for a weekend-long opportunity to work with one of the world’s premier letterpress printers and designers. Call or email the museum for more information.


Hand-cut (ie, no pantograph machines involved) original Darius Wells type dating from sometime before 1826 © Nick Sherman
Header image: Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum © Nick Sherman

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1 Comment:

  1. If heaven looked like this, I’d lead a religious life. :¬)

    Posted by Stephane on Jul. 12, 2011

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