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New Impressions: An International Exhibition of Letterpress Printing

  • Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum 1816 10th Street Two Rivers, WI (map)

Very grateful & beyond honored to be selected for this exhibition! 

May 11: Exhibition opens
June 11: Exhibition reception and awards from 5-7 pm
June 30: Exhibition closes at Hamilton
Fall 2016 (TBD): Exhibition on display at Design College Australia

The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum is dedicated to wood type preservation, study, production and printing with our collection of more than 1.5 million pieces of wood type and blocks. “New Impressions” is a juried exhibition to showcase exploration and creativity with letterpress printing techniques. From this age-old tradition, we strive to challenge and inspire artists to continue the love of printing. Following exhibition at Hamilton, the show travels to Design College Australia in Brisbane for a one-month display. We are honored to work with our friends there to share this international exhibition more expansively.


Paul Brown, Indiana University – Paul joined the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts faculty at Indiana University, Bloomington in 2000 as professor of Graphic Design following 16 years at Herron School of Art as a Visual Communication professor. His most recent work involves limited edition, letterpress printed bookwork and broadsides. Paul serves on the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum artistic board of advisors and was the museum’s first Resident Artist.

Amelia Hugill-Fontanel, Rochester Institute of Technology – Amelia is associate curator at the Cary Graphic Arts Collection at Rochester Institute of Technology, a library on typographic history. She is an art historian and editor who has contributed to numerous publications about Cary Collection holdings, including those about graphic design, calligraphy, wood type, and typefounding. As manager of the Cary technology holdings, she is responsible for teaching and maintaining some 18 different presses and several hundred fonts of metal and wood type.

Jim Sherraden, Hatch Show Print – Jim is Master Printer, Chief Designer and Archivist at Hatch Show Print, one of America’s oldest surviving show poster and design shops. Since 1984 he has directed its transition from a cultural survivor to a widely recognized graphic design icon and destination for letterpress enthusiasts. Jim serves on the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum artistic board of advisors and is the museum’s current Resident Artist.

Earlier Event: May 6
First Friday Art Trail - May 2016
Later Event: June 4
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