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Typeface

Synopsis
The Hamilton Wood Type Museum in rural Two Rivers, Wisconsin, receives very few visitors except for one weekend a month when carloads of artisans arrive to attend printmaking workshops led by, and filled with, some of the nations top design talent. International artisans meet retired craftsmen and together navigate the convergence of modern design and traditional technique. TYPEFACE explores the twilight of an analogue craft that is freshly inspiring artists in a digital age, and the museum in Two Rivers personifies cultural preservation, rural re-birth, and the lineage of American graphic design. But the museum’s future is unclear. What is the responsibility of artists and historians to preserve a dying craft?
Language
English
Country
United States
Year of release
2011
Year of production
2011
Subjects
Crafts; Design; Technology
Keywords
computer-aided design; computer graphics; cultural evolution; graphic design; industrial archaeology; printing; typefaces

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 1 NTSC
Price
$24.99
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
60 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

PBS

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Distributor

Name

PBS Shop

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