In what's become an early fall tradition, we took a long weekend road trip up to the scenic Door County peninsula this past weekend for a little lakeside fun. Of course, about half way up in Two Rivers, Wisconsin we couldn't resist the urge to stop by the always wonderful Hamilton Wood Type Museum for a little type-fix and to pick up a few prints.
Dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type, Hamilton is the only place of it's kind and we know how lucky we are to have it within a few hours driving distance. With 1.5 million pieces of wood type and more than 1,000 styles and sizes of patterns, Hamilton's collection is one of the premier wood type collections in the world.
The museum is arranged as a fully functional workshop producing new typefaces, printing varied broadsides and recently organizing upcoming events including workshops from Matthew Carter and Jim Sherraden of Hatch Show Print....truly exciting!
An incredible new 'Halloween' print we came across on the drying racks...perfect for our early fall visit.
In true Two Rivers fashion, they say, 'If you're planning to visit the museum from more than an hour's drive away, please call to let us know your arrival time...we'll put a pot of coffee on for you!' Visit www.woodtype.org for more information, to contact or to visit the Hamilton Wood Type Museum. 1619 Jefferson Street Two Rivers, Wisconsin 54241