Roman Condensed and Latin Extended featured as Hamilton Wood Type’s No. 3 and No. 4 type specimen sheets

Monday, May 06, 2013

Combined Locks, Wis. -- Appleton Coated announces Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum selected Roman Condensed and Latin Extend to feature as No. 3 and No. 4 limited edition type specimen sheets. 

These posters highlight classic typefaces, letterpress printing, and Utopia® coated papers and Curious Collection® papers. Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum’s director, Jim Moran, and assistant director, Stephanie Carpenter, designed, printed and signed these two newest specimen sheets in the series.

Specimen sheet No. 3 features the Roman Condensed style of unknown origin printed on Utopia Ivory Matte 80-pound cover and Curious SKIN Emerald 100-pound cover. Specimen sheet No. 4 features Latin Extended as printed on Utopia U1X Matte 100-pound cover and Curious Metallics Lustre 111-pound cover. J.E. Hamilton and Max Katz first showed this as a wood type from their “Specimens of Holly Wood Type” in 1884.

These specimen sheets represent two of the last artifacts printed under the same roof on Jefferson St., Two Rivers, Wis., where Hamilton Wood Type Foundry began in 1880. This summer, the museum will be moving its vast collection to a new location in Two Rivers.

Incorporated in 1889, Appleton Coated has seen many Hamilton fonts printed on its papers. In 2012, Appleton Coated became an official sponsor of the Museum’s type specimen sheet archiving program and documentation of its type collection.

As curators of one of the premier wood type collections in the world, Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum is the only museum dedicated to the preservation, study, production and printing of wood type. Hamilton’s collection in Two Rivers, Wisconsin, has grown to 1.5 million pieces of wood type and more than 1,000 styles and sizes of patterns.