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August 18, 2011 Wisconsin Public Television Leave a Comment

Watch Typeface at 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 19 on Wisconsin Public Television.

The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum is possibly the coolest museum in Wisconsin right now. The place has garnered some major press this year – big box retailer Target and the band CAKE both signed on as partners – and the museum is the subject of the recent documentary Typeface.

The film looks at the history of print making and letterpress, and chronicles the shift from analog to digital, all with a focus on the Hamilton Museum in little Two Rivers, Wis. In the film, you’ll meet international artists who visit the quiet Midwest town to work with the type and you’ll hear from the last woodtype cutter – 83-year-old Norb Brylski – who can cut up to three letters a minute.

Want more information on the film or the museum?
We’ve got you covered three ways.
1. Hear from director Justine Nagan on WPT’s Director’s Cut.
2. Learn the history of the Hamilton Manufacturing Co. from Wisconsin Hometown Stories
3. Visit the Museum’s Website to learn more about those lucrative partnerships with Target and CAKE, which just might help keep the wood type presses rolling forever.

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