HAMILTON WOOD TYPE: A HISTORY IN HEADLINES.
- St Paul, MS: Blinc Publishing, 2004.
- 8.5 x 8.5
- stiff paper wrappers
- 65 pages
- ISBN: 0972392718
Price: $20.00 other currencies
Order Nr. 99663
Hamilton began producing type in 1880 and within 20 years became the largest provider in the United States. 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 wood type collections in the world. In honor of the Museum's fifth anniversary, Blinc Publishing was commissioned to produce a 65 page book outlining the history of the Hamilton Wood Type Company, the importance of wood type to the growth of printing world-wide, and the role the Museum plays in the education of today's design professionals. The book includes a foreword by Jim Sherraden and five chapters on the history of Hamilton as a company and a museum. Well illustrated in full color. Photographs by David Ray Carson. Cover is letterpress printed. Distributed for the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum.