Fieldtrip to the Hamilton Type Museum

My colleague, Lauren Meranda and I took our Judson University design students to the Hamliton Type Museum. It is about 3.5 hours north of the Judson campus in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. We had an amazing time! Assistant Director, Stephanie Carpenter, was our guide for the day. She gave us a tour of the inter workings of the Hamilton Type Museum and how they historically have made wood type from the tree to the final product. We were then given 5 hours to use their workshop facilities and create whatever we wanted on individual letterpresses. The students (and professors) had a blast. When the last hour was announced we were running around, scrambling, desperately trying to get in a last bit of creation before our time was up. It was well worth the long day! What a great trip and hopefully one we can do again next year. 

Ink mixing during the letterpress workshop. 

Ink mixing during the letterpress workshop. 

Lauren and I experimenting with different printing techniques during the letterpress workshop. 

Lauren and I experimenting with different printing techniques during the letterpress workshop.