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Hamilton Wood Type Exhibition

Thursday October 9th: 3:00PM - 7:00PM
Friday October 10th - October 11th: 1:00PM - 7:00PM
Thursday October 16th: 3:00PM - 7:00PM
Friday October 17th: 1:00PM - 7:00PM
Ticket Price: Free

The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum (HWTM) 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 addition to wood type, the Museum is home to an amazing array of advertising cuts from the 1930s through the 1970s, and all of the equipment necessary to make wood type and print with it, as well as equipment used in the production of hot metal type, tools of the craft and rare type specimen catalogs.

View a curated selection of this one-of-a-kind collection here in Philadelphia. The exhibition will be on view through October 31.

During DesignPhiladelphia, AIGA Philadelphia also welcomes Bill and Jim Moran, from HWTM, for a series of hands-on workshops and a public demonstration.

Image: Interior of The Hamilton Wood Type + Printing Museum, located in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Courtesy of HWTM.

This event is featured on designfeed, the official blog of the DesignPhiladelphia Festival. Read more here.