The Hamilton Benefit, Chicago-Style

hamiltonbenefitposter Starshaped Press is proud to be sponsoring an incredible benefit for the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, along with Brad Vetter, STA, APHA and the Book and Paper Arts Center at Columbia College Chicago. The museum is the legacy of wood type design and manufacturing in the US, and is being forced to move from its current historic location. 30,000 sq ft of type and printing machinery to move by March? Yeah, it's a thing. This is why we're coming together with some incredibly talented folks to throw a huge benefit to raise money to facilitate this move.

You may recall our post about the Fall Wayzgoose this year, and all of the wonderful people whose company we shared that weekend. This past April, Hamilton honored Starshaped with a solo show in the museum, where I was able to get some great shots of the place:












We all hope you will join us at Columbia's Book and Paper Arts Center this Saturday between noon and 6pm. The sale will continue through January, but why wait? There will be food, fellowship and printing. We will also be bringing the Press Bike press (alas, no bike) so that Jo the Printer's Devil can print stickers for you.

If that's not enough, I put a call out for brand new work just for the occasion, and in 3 short weeks some truly fantastic printers came through. We will be documenting them so they will be available after the benefit, provided they don't sell out this weekend. Here's our offering:


If you can't make it to Chicago, you can visit the Hamilton Benefit at The Arm, in Brooklyn, NY. And if you can't do either, consider making a donation to Hamilton asap. Hope to see you there!