06.15.10 Event News

Hamilton Wood Type announces Wayzgoose presenters and panelists, release of Matthew Carter’s typeface, 130th anniversary open house, workshop with Brad Vetter from Hatch, and more

Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum presents a full calendar of activities, including the second annual Wayzgoose conference on Nov. 5-7. Jim Sherraden of Hatch Show Print will be the Wayzgoose’s featured presenter.

Wayzgoose traditionally was a dinner given by an apprentice to fellow workers at which the goose was the principal dish. Reflecting this spirit of camaraderie and welcoming a wider range of participants to the winter event, Hamilton Wood Type’s staff and Sherraden will be joined by David Shields of University of Texas-Austin, Nick Sherman of The Woodtyper, and Paul Gehl of the Newberry Library. The Gutenberg Museum and Tipoteca Italiana also will lead a roundtable discussion at Wayzgoose on the subject of preservation through education in letterpress.

Matthew Carter’s “Carter Latin Typeface,” designed for Hamilton Wood Type, was introduced at the 2009 Wayzgoose. The typeface was re-named in honor of Jim Van Lanen, Sr., founder of the printing museum. A digital version of “Van Lanen Latin” is available exclusively from Hamilton Wood Type through 2013.

Celebrating its 130th Anniversary of preserving, studying, producing and printing wood type, Hamilton Wood Type will host an Open House on July 3. In addition to showcasing the “Van Lanen Latin Typeface,” examples of the new Lushootseed alphabet wood font will be displayed.

Lushootseed is an endangered Native American language. Seattle-based designer Juliet Shen designed a digital font for the Tulalip Tribes and is working with Hamilton Wood Type to preserve the Lushootseed alphabet and language. Tulalip tribal schools in Washington state plan to incorporate the wood type and letterpress printing into future classroom activities.

In August, Brad Vetter of Hatch Show Print will conduct a special letterpress workshop at Hamilton Wood Type. The museum offers more than a dozen printing workshops throughout the year.

To register for these and other upcoming events, please contact Jim Moran, museum director, at 920-794-6272, jim.moran@woodtype.org, or visit http://www.woodtype.org.

Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum’s upcoming activities and events include:

Matthew Carter’s “Van Lanen Latin”
Through 2013
$50.00 for a single user

Matthew Carter’s first typeface designed specifically for wood now is offered in a digital version, exclusively available from Hamilton Wood Type through 2013. “Van Lanen Latin,” named in honor of Jim Van Lanen, Sr., founder of the printing museum, was unveiled at Hamilton Wood Type’s 2009 Wayzgoose.

Look for the June feature article in Eye magazine.

Typeface DVD + Poster
$29.95 pre-order price + $4.00 shipping & handling

Kartemquin Film’s documentary film, “Typeface,” showcases the successes and challenges of Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum. Directed by Justin Nagan, the one-hour documentary film is being screened around the world and now, can be purchased for individual viewing on the small screen.

Along with extra scenes, the first 1,000 DVD copies include a limited-edition poster, designed by Hamilton Wood Type’s artistic director, Bill Moran, and printed at the museum in Two Rivers, Wis.

Girls of the Globe Pin-Up Calendar Collection Continues
Through December
$50.00 for each limited edition print

Hamilton Wood Type begins printing the second-half of the year’s “Girls of the Globe.” Each month, a lovely lady from the Globe Printing plate collection is featured and her calendar page is available for sale at the Etsy store. Previous pin-ups will remain available as long as supplies last. Other limited edition prints are offered at the Etsy story and directly through Hamilton Wood Type.

Pre-Wayzgoose Workshop for Educators
November 3-4, Workshop
July 1, early bird registration
registration closes October 15 or as soon as capacity is confirmed
$125 registration fee before July 1
$150 registration fee after July 1
hotel accommodations can be made at the Lighthouse Inn

Encouraging the study and instruction of wood type and letterpress printing, Hamilton Wood Type has added a pre-conference workshop especially for educators. Representatives from the Gutenberg Museum and Tipoteca Italiana will lead and contribute to the discussions. Other participants and attendees will include professors from the University of Minnesota and University of Wisconsin. Watch for details.

Second Annual Wayzgoose Conference
November 5-7, Conference
July 1, early bird registration
registration closes as soon as capacity is confirmed
$125 registration fee before July 1
$150 registration fee after July 1
hotel accommodations can be made at the Lighthouse Inn

Featured activities will include:
* A presentation by Jim Sherraden of Hatch Show Print
* Additional presentations by David Shields of University of Texas-Austin, Nick Sherman of The Woodtyper, and Paul Gehl of the Newberry Library
* Roundtable discussion with representatives from the Gutenberg Museum and Tipoteca Italiana
* An open house and tour of the museum
* An on-site sale of limited-edition posters
* Hands-on workshops
Watch for details.

130th Anniversary Open House
July 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Free

Celebrating its 130 years of preserving, studying, producing and printing wood type, Hamilton Wood Type welcomes museum volunteers, Hamilton retirees and friends of the museum. There will be type cutting demonstrations and tours throughout the day. Samples of “Van Lanen Latin” and the new Lushootseed alphabet wood font will be displayed.

Watch for details.

Lushootseed Wood Font
August

As the new academic year starts, Hamilton Wood Type will deliver the first-ever Lushootseed wood font to the Tulalip tribal schools in Washington state. Native Americans living in the area are attempting to restore this 500-year-old language to everyday use and to preserve the phonetic alphabet that was created in the 1960s.

Using a digital alphabet drawn Seattle-based designer Juliet Shen, Hamilton Wood Type cut a new wood font of the Lushootseed alphabet. Hamilton also is creating a series of instructional posters and providing tabletop letterpress printing equipment. This will allow the students to experience and “manipulate” the letterforms of their language.

Letterpress with Brad Vetter of Hatch Show Print
August 21, Workshop
July 29, registration due
registration closes as soon as capacity is confirmed
$125 registration and supplies fee
hotel accommodations can be made at the Lighthouse Inn

Originally from Louisville, Ky., Brad Vetter has spent the last five years designing and printing letterpress work at the legendary Hatch Show Print in Nashville, Tenn.

Hatch Show Print is one of the oldest continually operating letterpress shops in the country, established in 1879. Known for their iconic posters, Hatch uses their archive of wood (mostly from Hamilton) and lead type, along with images carved out of wood and linoleum to create more than 500 jobs a year. Vetter’s fresh take to letterpress and the 131-year-old archive allows him to create hip and aesthetically appropriate designs for the clients such as Anthropologie, Bike Magazine, Neko Case, Rebel Wine Co. and Wilco.

This autumn weekend workshop will be limited to 15 participants who will work side-by-side with one of the world’s premier letterpress printers and designers. Previous printing experience is helpful buy not required.

Other activities and events featuring Hamilton Wood Type’s leaders and volunteers include:

“Typeface” The Movie
July 3, Trondheim – Norway premiere
July 6, Nickelodeon Theatre in Columbia, S.C. –South Carolina premiere

Kartemquin Film’s “Typeface” documentary showcases the successes and challenges facing Hamilton Wood Type. Directed by Justin Nagan, the one-hour film is being shown throughout the year and throughout the world.

Representatives from Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum occasionally join the filmmakers for panel discussion. Limited-edition posters, designed by Purdue University’s Dennis Ichiyama, were printed at Hamilton and are available for sale through Kartemquin’s “Typeface” online store.

Bill Moran at The Gutenberg Museum
Through September 30
Exhibition at the Druckladen: Letterbugs and Other Insects

Hamilton Wood Type’s artistic director, Bill Moran, traveled to one of the oldest museums of printing in the world – The Gutenberg Museum in Germany. As a featured guest of the museum, Moran conducted printmaking and wood type workshops, developed his children’s book featuring his typographic insects, and exhibited posters of his “big type bugs.”

About Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum
Hamilton Wood Type began producing type in 1880 and within 20 years became the largest provider in the United States. Today, volunteers of the Two Rivers Historical Society preserve this legacy and host educational demonstrations, field trips, workshops and offer opportunities with this vast wood type collection. The museum also illustrates antique printing technologies including the production of hot metal type, hand-operated printing presses, tools of the craft and rare type specimen catalogs.

Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum is located at 1619 Jefferson St., Two Rivers, WI 54241. In addition to the special events, the museum is open from May to October, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, and 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. Those planning to visit during these normal hours of operation are encouraged to call ahead, 920-794-6272.
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