Category Archives: History

On The Line

The Aftermath of the 2010 Hungarian Toxic Waste Spill

Hamilton Wood Type

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The Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, located 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. In addition to wood type, the Museum is home to an array of advertising woodcuts from the 1930s through the 1970s. A “living” museum, Hamilton hosts numerous cutting demonstrations and printing workshops for visitors. 

Chester Higgins, Jr. – Influential Photographer

Chester Higgins, Jr. is an American photographer who has worked for the New York Times since 1975 and has exhibited in museums throughout the world. His one-man exhibitions have appeared at the International Center of Photography, The Museum of Photographic Arts, The Smithsonian Institution, The Museum of African Art, Musée Dapper Paris, The Schomburg Center, The New-York Historical Society and the Schatten Gallery at Emory University. His portfolio (click on the picture) showcases his many works, including photography and books. Don’t miss the Before Genesis project!