Type. Camera. Action.

Come out for a night of inspiration, while supporting a great cause!


Event description: Come out for a night of inspiration while supporting a great cause! AIGA DC and the Corcoran Design Department present: Typeface. We'll be watching this film and raising money to help the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum move to a new location after their recent forced eviction from their 30,000 square foot working museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. The Hamilton showcases and still uses one of the premier (and largest) wood type collections in the world, is one of the largest fully-functional workshops in the world, and is certainly a living legend in the world of design and type! Your friends and fellow design aficionados will be on hand to talk shop and hang out! Don’t miss out…

Updates: Typeface posters will be raffled; local printmakers will be on hand to talk about their trade, display and sell their wares; and you can try your hand at putting ink on paper!

Ticket: $10* (AIGA members and non-members)
Online ticket sales are closed. Tickets will be available at the door! 
*90% of sales will go to the Hamilton Woodtype Museum.

Location: Corcoran Auditorium, 500 17th Street Northwest, Washington, DC 20006
Use the New York Ave entrance to the building.

About the film: Typeface focuses on a rural Midwestern museum and print shop where international artists meet retired craftsmen and together navigate the convergence of modern design and traditional technique. Kartemquin’s latest documentary brings this fascinating junction of historical and contemporary, as well as rural and urban America together for enjoyment and contemplation. This film will be of interest to art and graphic design enthusiasts, to teachers as an educational resource, and to anyone looking for a film about perseverance and preservation in the heart of America.

About Hamilton Woodtype Museum: 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, and 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.

Event contact: Ambica Prakash, ambica@aigadc.org

When & Where
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Corcoran Auditorium
500 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006