Movie about the Hamilton Wood Type Museum

The Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, WI personifies cultural preservation, rural re-birth and the lineage of American graphic design. At Hamilton, international artisans meet retired craftsmen and together navigate the convergence of modern design and traditional technique. But the Museums days are numbered. What is the responsibility of artists and historians to preserve a dying craft? How can rural towns survive in a shifting industrial marketplace where big-box retailers are king?


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  1. Bill Moran 2010/02/09 at 4:07 AM #

    Greetings, my brother Jim and I who are now running the museum are happy to report that our days are not numbered. If fact we’re hosting hundreds of visitors, cutting new type and printing our fool heads off. Check out and our Facebook site to see the workshops and conferences we’ve been running. We love Kartemquin’s movie Typeface and we’re happy to report that their movie has been a great motivator for friends of the museum near and far. If you’re in the midwest soon, pay us a visit, if you’re not, buy one of our posters. It’ll make you happy.


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