Archive for the ‘museums’ Category

A [very small] contest

Sunday, July 26th, 2009

Do you have a “superbly printed broadside; bookplate; business card; invitation to a special occasion; or a birth, wedding, or funeral announcement”? Then you might want to consider entering a contest being organized by the Museum of Printing (North Andover, MA) in conjunction with this October’s American Printing History Association conference. Entry fee is $5 per item. Entry form here.

The APHA organizers have generously permitted FPBA to hold its annual North American meeting in conjunction with the conference. More details anon.

–Bob McCamant

Documentary will be part of Hamilton Wood Type Museum’s anniversary celebration

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

“The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, 1619 Jefferson St., will celebrate its 10th anniversary with at least one showing of a documentary about the museum and with an open house. Kartemquin Films out of Chicago made a documentary about the museum last year, according to Jim Moran, printer and archivist for the museum. The film, called “Typeface,” will be shown at the Washington House, 1622 Jefferson St., at 9 p.m. May 29. The showing is part of an appreciation dinner for volunteers who work at the four museums run by the Two Rivers Historical Society, but the film presentation is open to the public. A second showing of the film may be held the next afternoon, Moran said.” read more at the Herald Times Reporter.
–Paul Razzell

Visit to the Printing Workshop of the Gutenberg Museum

Tuesday, April 28th, 2009


Justin Knupp over at Typoretum writes a brief account of his visit to the Druckladen des Gutenberg Museums (Printing Workshop of the Gutenberg Museum) in Mainz, and gives an update on the activities of its long-time, and now former director, Dr. Otto Martin.

— Paul Razzell

When Wood Trumped Metal: An Interview with Bill Moran

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009


Over at the AIGA website, Steven Heller interviews Bill Moran about the Hamilton Wood Type Museum (pictured above). Moran is a third-generation letterpress printer, print historian, teacher, and owner/founder of Blinc Publishing. He also leads typography tours in various European cities. A good read.

—Paul Razzell