Lucky me … getting to visit the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Since 1880, they have been making wood type – and grew to the largest producer of type in the country. With over 10,000 type families – it is one incredible place. I even got to pull a few prints in their letterpress studio. Now that I am a member of the museum … it comes with some great perks … like the ability to use their sweet studio. I am already planning my next trip back …... Read The Rest →
It is that time of the year, I am working on a crazy alaska design forum project. This year’s lecture series theme is un/common … focusing on inspiration from things, common and uncommon. We have a shortened lecture series, but will be presenting a symposium and design challenge titled common space, happening in April of next year. It will focus on common spaces in communities rural and urban across the state. Right now, it is set for five communities. I created these dimensional letters with the help of Michael Gerace doing some... Read The Rest →
I stumbled across this short film on the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum. Titled Typeface, it is an interesting film on the soon to be lost history of letterpress type creation. The crazy thing is this place is just an hour away from where I grew up. I am looking forward to my visit to the museum … and maybe a workshop if it works out. Jim the director says they have some major leaks in the building, which is putting off some of their summer workshops. I am heading back... Read The Rest →
I am happy to write about typekit – a new subscription-based service for using open type fonts for websites. It is really incredible. I know in some cases you can do this using flash — but let’s face it — if you use your iphone like I do, this does not work. Typekit can use any type from leading foundries. Look at this .. I am highlighting all these HTML based characters!!!! I think I might just start enjoying designing web pages again….