|Modern use of old-style type: layers and playful letterforms topped with white ink (fun!)|
Friends, I have been on the email list for Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum for years. Once I realized we were going to be in town seeing their museum was on my "must" list! My peoples did not agree and spent the same hours at the laundromat and the library. Hee. I was happy to go by myself anyway.
|A set of woodtype|
|This image is GIANT! Like 4 feet tall and it was carved in one huge piece of wood.|
|This display gives you a rough idea how printing works. |
There is a plate for each individual ink color. In this case, they are carved out of wood.
Printed one at a time on top of each other results in the final image.
|I have multiple photos of these images displaying available border designs. I am a bit obsessed. |
I can't wait to sit down with my sketchbook and play with these.
|First off – the giant number 5! Awesome. Second, metallic ink – ooh la la!|