Hamilton Wood Type Collaborates with Erik Spiekermann for Wayzgoose 2013

Hamilton Wood Type Collaborates with Erik Spiekermann for Wayzgoose 2013

Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum is collaborating with internationally known type designer Erik Spiekermann, as part of its annual Wayzgoose type conference.

Hamilton will cut the Spiekermann-designed font HARD. The design of Spiekermann's font saves time compared with other wood-cut type as it does not include sharp angles that would normally necessitate extra trimming.

Working with retired Hamilton type-cutter, Norbert Brylski, and his daughter Georgianne, Hamilton will be demonstrating the 150-year-old process at its annual conference.

"I'm excited to see Hamilton cut this font using traditional methods," Spiekermann commented. "With Hamilton's vintage pantographs and former type-cutting employees, this will be a chance to see history in the remaking."

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