Early last month, Simple.Honest.Work. took a trip up to the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, WI to hang out, get away from our computers, help out at the museum, and do some letterpress printing. This was my third time up to Hamilton and I was asked to make a fall themed football print for the museum to sell. After taking a look at some football cuts from the Globe Printing Collection, I got to work with only the day to make the print.
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Professor Paul Brown from Indiana University has provided the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum with many samples of letterpress work created by
IU students. On display until October 15th, the exhibit selections include a few of my broadsides that I printed during Paul Brown’s letterpress class at IU. Below are images of my prints that are currently on display at Hamilton.
This broadside was designed and printed to encourage voting registration while visually incorporating the idea of printing registration.
The above pair of broadsides were designed based on two different phobias: hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia which is the fear of long words and chromophobia which is the fear of color.
Photos of the exhibit can be seen on Hamilton’s Facebook page.