Living in Wisconsin, we’ve got a lot of perks including the freshest beer, ice cream and cheese, great sports teams, wonderful people and a long history of talented craftsmen. Nowhere is this better celebrated than at the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin (also the birthplace of the ice cream sundae).
The museum was featured in the documentary film Typeface by Kartemquin Films (definitely inspiring and compelling) and we made plans to visit the museum. We were treated to a special tour by the Museum Director Jim Moran and got a hands-on look at the tools still in use today to create woood type alphabets, enjoy a letterpress printing demonstration and discovered the legacy this company has left on the type and lettering and industrial furniture industries. We’re lucky this amazing museum is located just hours from us in Wisconsin, but you’ve gotta see it for yourself! !