Since 1999 Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum has succeeded by being a member-supported organization. “Whether you live in Wisconsin or Wyoming,” director Bill Moran exclaims, “Hamilton (Wood Type Museum) relies on friends who believe in the museum’s mission and support its goals of protecting and documenting a world-class typographic collection. With our Initial Public Offering we’re giving folks the chance to help the museum embark on its next chapter as we get settled in to our new building.”
When you purchase a share in the museum, you’re investing in our ability to take on the lofty goals of cataloging and archiving a million and a half pieces of type and thousands of vintage advertising plates, but you’re also helping us pay the heating bill for an 85,000 sq. ft. building. “We’re enjoying our new view of Lake Michigan, but we need our members to help provide a cozy blanket of support to get us through our first winter in the new building,” Moran says.
These certificates make a great holiday gift for the type nerd in your life. They’re designed with genuine Hamilton Type and artwork from the Globe Printing plate collection. “We’ve also included 3 handsome ampersands if you want to purchase multiple shares and create a trio of type for your wall,” Moran says. “We’re trying to get 1,000 new members and we’ve enlisted over 200 people so far. Give the gift of type and help Hamilton.” More membership information here.
The folks at Charles S. Anderson designed them using images and type from the Hamilton Collection, French Paper donated the stock and Hamilton’s friends at Studio on Fire printed them.