Typeface screening

Monday, April 4, 2011

AIGA Cincinnati had a screening of the film Typeface at the CAC.

The documentary about the Hamilton Wood Type Museum was heartbreaking and hopeful.

The movie takes a look inside the big factory up in Two Rivers, Wisconsin that is packed to the gills
with wood type and printing machines. Combine that with stories from former employees
and a group of folks that are trying to keep it alive and open for future generations.

It’s heavy, for sure, as technology shifts traditional methods of communication. But they end
on a high note as the museum gets a new sense of purpose, opening up the doors to workshops
and education. Check out the trailer here.

Me? I’m adding the museum as A Place To Visit.

(And Two Rivers, Wisconsin is home of the ice cream sundae, so there’s a little bonus for the roadtrip.)