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Hamilton Wood Type & printing Museum
During the summer of 2016 I had the amazing opportunity to volunteer at Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. This museum is not only home to the largest collection of wooden type in the world but a place that works to preserve and and promote the craft of cutting type and letterpress printing.
I had the opportunity to work amongst talented letterpress artists in a place rich in history. While my jobs varied day to day, I am happy I was able to contribute and help the museum in any way to the legacy and preservation of wooden type in design history.
Wood Type Legacy Project
Among the many exhibits within the museum is the display of The Wood Type Legacy Project. This project is the collaboration of modern type designers with Hamilton Manufacturing employees to create novel designs in a century old craft.
I was given the privilege of writing up the text about the project to display alongside the type itself. The informational panels include the background information on the project, in addition to the stories behind each typeface and designer bios. I also was able to rearrange the cases and their contents to allow for a better flow of information for museum-goers.
Goodnight Moo Bookmarks
Nothing is more fun than some playful bookmarks, and what's better than cows and puns? This was a fun and simple project for retail in the museum.
I chose farmhouse colors so that this youthful design still aligned with a vintage aesthetic and could also still be appropriate for a more adult audience.
The copy and the design are both original and my sketches contain a surprisingly large continuation of ideas for this series.