This year, Bemidji State students, Cailey Birchem, Madina Usmanova, Annalena Pfeiffer, and Alan Porter, as well as professor Mitch Blessing, attended Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum’s annual Wayzgoose conference in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Wayzgoose attracts designers, printers, typographers, and letter geeks of all stripes from around the world — filled with workshops, type talk, and great speakers such as Russell Maret, Glenn Fleishman, Celene Aubry, and more.
The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum 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, 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.
If you’d like to learn more about Hamilton’s little slice of heaven located in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, follow this link!