See Typeface, and support the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum

The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum is facing eviction, and has just days left to raise enough funds to transfer its amazing collection - the world's largest - of wood type to a new location. If you are in Chicago, you can help the museum through attending a screening of our film Typeface on Tuesday, January 15th at 7pm at Harrington College of Design. Doors at 7:00, screening at 7:30. Tickets available here: https://sta-chicago.org/events/typeface-screening-a-hamilton-fundraiser. Typeface director Justine Nagan will attend the screening. Continued

Stock up on Docs!

Take part in the annual Kartemquin holiday sale! We're offering 25% of everything in our store. Just use coupon code: KTQHOLIDAY12 when you check out. We're also giving back - from now until the end of the year, Kartemquin Films will donate half of all of its sales made on Typeface DVDs and merchandise to Hamilton Wood Type Museum eviction relief fund. Last month, the museum was told it would be forced to leave it's current home in Two Rivers by the end of the year. In order to make the move, the museum must first find and purchase a new space and then pack up it's enormous collection of priceless, historic wood type - the world's largest. The museum is attempting to raise $250,000 to purchase and move to a new location. Continued

Typeface's Hamilton Wood Type Museum facing eviction

Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, featured in our 2009 documentary Typeface, is facing eviction from the building that bears its name, and desperately needs help to save its priceless, historic collection of wood type - the world's largest. In a plea for support on the Hamilton website, the museum's director Bill Moran states: "Hamilton is being forced to move, perhaps as soon as mid-February. The owners of our building have given us 90 days to pack and vacate the building. We have little or no money to do this and no place to move to. We are attempting to raise $250,000 in short order to get 30,000 sq. feet of printing history packed up and ready for a new home, wherever that may be. PLEASE consider a donation today." Continued

Typeface premieres in New York City on May 14th

In its long-awaited New York City debut, Kartemquin’s Typeface will be screening on May 14th from 1 to 3 PM as a part of the Parsons New School of Design Festival 2012. The screening will be a followed by a panel discussion with director (and Kartemquin executive director) Justine Nagan, Repeat Press' Mike Dacey, Chris Piascik, and Nancy Laboz of Parcel. The Festival runs from May 1st through May 20th and features primarily cutting-edge student work in various media. Typeface examines the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, and the broader social context behind the advance of artistic technology. Continued

Typeface UK TV premiere tonight!

Our UK fans should be sure to watch the UK television premiere of Typeface tonight at 7:50pm on Sky Arts 1. Kartemquin executive director Justine Nagan's 2009 film has won fans around the world for its endearing portrayal of the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, WI, and its wider investigation of the persistence and popularity of analog craft traditions in the digital age. It was also named best documentary at the 2009 Flyway Film Festival. It's a must for letterpress, printing, typography and design fans, so spread the word! Continued

New baby for Justine Nagan

We are delighted to announce the arrival of Kartemquin's latest and most most adorable production!   Please join us in welcoming Mr. Rhett Sinclair Nagan Rowe, new baby son of our Executive Director Justine Nagan and her husband Matt Rowe.   Rhett was born at 3:30am on January 12th, 2012, weighing in at 7 lbs, 15 oz. Isn't he the cutest?   We wish Justine (also director of our film Typeface) the happiest of maternity leave time with her beautiful baby! If you would like to leave a comment of congratulations, please do so below. Continued

A Good Man launches Oak Park "Films for $5ive" series

Several Kartemquin documentaries will be part of a new "Films for $5ive" documentary screening series at the Madison Street Theatre in Oak Park, Illinois, starting next Friday, January 13th at 7pm with A Good Man. The film's Associate Producer Rachel Pikelny will attend the screening.   The nine-week “Films for $5ive” series will feature 4 screenings each weekend:  Friday nights at 7pm, Saturdays at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday afternoons at 2pm.  Each weekend will feature 2 films, each of which will screen twice, with each weekend’s films focusing loosely on a global theme and offering different perspectives.  As often as schedules will allow, the directors, producers and others involved in the making of the films will be present to discuss their work following each event. Continued

50% off everything in the Kartemquin store

We are giving thanks to you for all the amazing support we've received in 2011, and offering 50% off purchases in the Kartemquin store! Use the coupon code KTQHOLIDAY11 from now until December 19th and grab a perfect holiday gift for the documentary lover in your life!   New items in the store include the DVD of A Good Man, our PBS American Masters documentary on choreographer Bill T. Jones' creation of a work about Abraham Lincoln, plus everything else we have on DVD, from Hoop Dreams to Home for Life, and Taylor Chain to Typeface! Continued

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