Workshop: Hamilton Wood Type Intensive

Explore the nuances of wood type printing with HWT

Working closely with Jim and Bill Moran from Hamilton Wood Type, participants will conceptualize, compose and print an edition of original letterpress prints from authentic Hamilton wood type in combination with materials from the Common Press. Workshop includes an introduction to letterpress printing and brief presentation about the influence/legacy of HWT. 

No letterpress experience needed. All materials will be provided. Every participant takes home at least one signed print of the edition.

Limit: 15 people. Facilities not ADA-accessible.

All workshops are made possible through a generous donation from Legion Paper of New York.

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Hamilton Wood Type Museum | @hamiltonwoodtyp 
The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum is the only museum dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type. 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 collections in the world. In addition, the Museum is home to an amazing array of advertising cuts from the 1930s through the 1970s, and all of the equipment necessary to make wood type and print with it, as well as equipment used in the production of hot metal type, tools of the craft and rare type specimen catalogs.

Hamilton Wood Type began producing type in 1880 and within 20 years became the largest provider in the United States. Today, Jim Moran, Stephanie Carpenter and Bill Moran preserve this legacy and host educational demonstrations, field trips, workshops and offer opportunities with this vast wood type collection.


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When & Where
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Common Press at the University of Pennsylvania
205 S 34th St
Philadelphia, PA 19104