"A Good Wisconsin Story"

As you may have heard, major retailer Target's new "Vintage Varsity" clothing line is inspired by Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, the subject of our film Typeface.  Typeface director Justine Nagan and Hamilton Museum Artistic Director Jim Moran were recently interviewed by Madison, Wisconsin's Capital Times about how the film inspired Target to delve further into the museum's collection of a million pieces of wood type for their own inspiration, and how the museum will now be on surer footing as a result. Read the article. Continued

Typeface limited edition DVDs are sold out!

Thanks to all the legions of Typeface fans around the world, we are now sold out of Typeface limited edition DVDs! The limited edition DVD featured a letterpress poster designed by Bill Moran of Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum. Designs by Bill and Jim Moran are now also gracing the bodies of type lovers across the USA thanks to the Target "Cool Never Fades" clothing line inspired by the museum. The creation of the line itself - like so many of the amazing posters, photos and videos you have sent us over the past 3 years - was itself inspired by a Target designer seeing one of the very first Typeface screenings in 2008 at the Walker Art Center. Continued

Typeface: Making an impact from day one

If you're a fan of letterpress, wood type, typography or fashion, you have probably already heard a lot of news about the fantastic new line of Target Style clothing inspired by Hamilton Wood type and Printing Museum. The "Cool Never Fades" line is already in stores and available online from July 17. Amid the excitement, a couple of difference sources have noted the pivotal role of our film Typeface in inspiring the collection's genesis. The design blog Unbeige explains: "The idea for a partnership was sparked when a Target designer caught a screening of Typeface, Justine Nagan‘s 2009 documentary about the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum. Continued

Hamilton + Target = Cool Never Fades

We're very excited for the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum, featured in our film Typeface, and currently enjoying an unprecedented level of success. This week saw the launch of a video titled "Cool Never Fades," which introduces a new fall line of clothing inspired by the Hamilton museum that will be hitting Target stores from July 11! We can also share this hot-off-the-presses article in The Atlantic, where you can find a bit more about how this all came to be, and direct you to the brand spanking new Hamilton website, which looks superb. Continued

Three KTQ films head to Ventura Festival

The Kartemquin documentaries A Good Man, Prisoner of Her Past and Typeface will all screen at the 2011 Ventura Film Festival in Ventura, California this July! Prisoner of Her Past screens at 2pm on July 11 at the Goodbar. A Good Man screens at 10am on July 13 at the Regency. Typeface screens at 2pm on July 13 at the Regency (with a Q+A with cinematographer Tom Bailey).Get tickets and the full schedule from the Ventura Film Festival. Continued

New Typeface PBS & European broadcasts

Typeface continues its plucky bid for wood-type-based world domination in the next few weeks with a number of new broadcasts added for the USA through PBS and Europe through the Sundance Channel. Wood Type and Letterpress fans in France and Belgium can also now watch the film via the Sundance Channel in those countries. The new PBS broadcasts are in Chicago (as part of the Kartemquin's 45th anniversary WTTW series), Indianapolis; Milwaukee; Salt Lake City; Oregon (multiple stations); and San Antonio. Check out full details of the newly announced listings at the film's events page. Also, don't forget that only 30 limited edition Typeface DVDs still remain in our store! Continued

Typeface broadcasts on WTTW Chicago tonight!

Typeface airs 10pm tonight on WTTW as part of the Chicago PBS station's ongoing celebration of 45 years of Kartemquin Films. The local emmy-nominated documentary about the convergence of modern design and traditional technique focuses on the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Check out a brief video introduction to the film's broadcast from Typeface director (and Kartemquin executive director) Justine Nagan and editor/Kartemquin post-production director Liz Kaar. Continued

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