These postcards are the ultimate celebration of printing history and wood type. Housed in a deluxe box with a letterpress-printed wood veneer sleeve, the postcards showcase photographs of treasures from the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, home to one of the world's largest collections of wood type. Also included are six letterpressed art cards, printed onsite at Hamilton, and a folded broadside describing the museum's history.
- CELEBRATED MUSEUM: The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, is home to the largest collection (over 1.5 million specimens) of wood type in North America.
- BEAUTIFUL GIFT: Artists, designers, letterpress or typography enthusiasts, and anyone who appreciates wood type, printing, or analog processes will be inspired by the incredible legacy of print that these postcards celebrate. These postcards not only channel the vintage appeal of wood type, but they do so with the authority of one of the largest collections of wood type in the world, and celebrate the rich history of print that the Hamilton Museum preserves.
- MINIATURE ART PRINTS: This collection includes 6 letterpressed postcards that were printed at Hamilton. They are stunning art pieces to use for special correspondence or to hang on your walls.
- INCLUDES: 24 photographic postcards and 6 letterpress-printed postcards in letterpressed box with wood veneer sleeve, plus pamphlet describing the museum's history
SIZE: 4 1/2 X 6 1/4
PUBLICATION DATE: 08/04/2020
The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, is dedicated to preserving and continuing the legacy of wood type. Founded in 1880, the Hamilton Manufacturing Company was once the largest wood type producer in the United States. Now Hamilton is home to not only 1.5 million pieces of wood type, but to presses, tools, and equipment to print with the type, along with advertising cuts from the 1930s through the 1970s.