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What's old is new again

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Minneapolis Star Tribune reported that the Target retail store chain has teamed up with the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum for its new "Vintage Varsity" collection of back-to-school clothing.

This is great news for fans of wood type - and for the Twin Rivers, Wisconsin based museum. It is a wonderful institution dedicated to the preservation of wood type. At TypeCon in New Orleans this past weekend we saw an inspiring video from the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum on their efforts to capture the stories and knowledge from the craftspeople who worked their for years, and to save this information for future generations.