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Just be glad you don’t have to type it all out on a Linotype machine

21 Apr

A vintage vocational film for the Typography students, who are working on a book design project. And you think working on the computer is tiring….

Thanks to Daniel Beck, a former student, who shared the link.


We’ve been to Two Rivers and back…

14 Apr

…and here are the pictures to prove it. Special thanks as always to Museum Director Jim Moran for showing us around the place and letting us play with all of that lovely wood type!

Hamilton Wood Type Museum field trip this Wednesday!

11 Apr

For those involved, here are the specs.

Rough Schedule:

8:30 Leave UWO. We will meet in parking lot #4, which is between the AC and Halsey.

10:00 Arrive Hamilton

10:15 – 11:00 Tour of facility

11:00 – 12:30 Printing: Group A (Group B lunch)

12:30 – 2:00 Printing: Group B (Group A lunch)

2:00 Printing stops. Clean up! The goal is to leave the place cleaner than we found it.

2:30 Leave Hamilton

4:00 Arrive UWO

Lunch suggestions: Fatzo’s Subs & Pizza is located only three blocks north of the museum: Washington (“main street”) & 20th. And last year, students raved about Phil Rohrer’s Diner, just a few blocks away on 22nd.

Coffee: there are two coffee shops downtown.

Ice Cream: just across the street (because Two Rivers is the birthplace of the ice cream sundae after all).

Group A











Group B










Tomfoolery, Google Style

4 Apr
This is what happened on April Fool’s Day when you searched Helvetica on Google. Comic Sans. Brilliant.

How the film “Typeface” has benefitted Hamilton

29 Mar


Worth viewing: a short YouTube video on the positive effect the film “Typeface” has had on the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum.

Our field trip is coming up: Studio Problems in Typography will be making its biannual pilgrimage on Wednesday, April 13th.

You, too, can see the giant two!

Currency Project Postscript

18 Mar

This just in.

For the type students who submitted their currency designs this week: the work of Dan Tague, who folds US currency to express phrases and sentences.

Candidates for the position of 27th Letter

8 Mar

Brought to you by those enrolled in the Spring 2011 offering of 22:342 Studio Problems in Typography. Who gets your vote?

Better-quality PDF file (WordPress won’t display PDFs):