The digital foundry P22 and the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum are collaborating on a line of wood type designs:
HWT American Chromatic....coming soon
P22 type foundry and the Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum are proud to announce a partnership that brings 19th Century ingenuity into relevance with the latest online technologies. This joint venture, known as the "Hamilton Wood Type Foundry" (HWT), will see a large collection of wood type designs converted into digital fonts that can be used with the latest Opentype programming abilities. P22 is working with the Hamilton Museum and other collections of scarce printed specimens as well as actual wood type to render these classic designs into fully functioning computer fonts.
The Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin is the only museum dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type. With 1.5 million pieces of wood type and more than 1,000 styles and sizes of patterns, Hamilton's collection is one of the premier wood type collections in the world and an unparalleled source of research material for type designers.
The first release from HWT coincides with the US Presidential election season. "HWT American Chromatic" evokes classic Americana with stars and multi-color layering options."HWT American Chromatic" will be available to the public in the first week of October 2012.