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Typeface [videorecording] /
Kartemquin Films production ; directed and produced by Justine Nagan.
imprint
[Chicago, Ill.] : Kartemquin Educational Films : PBS Distribution, [2010]
description
1 videodisc (ca. 60 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN
1608834719, 9781608834716
format(s)
DVD
Holdings
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imprint
[Chicago, Ill.] : Kartemquin Educational Films : PBS Distribution, [2010]
isbn
1608834719
9781608834716
standard identifier
707541221696
841887014748
publisher #
K1003
TYFA601
contents note
The changing face of type/Opening credits -- Hamilton Museum -- Two Rivers, Wisconsin -- The history of wood type -- Letterpress class at Columbia College -- The old guard -- A new Two Rivers -- The next generation -- Design in the digital age -- The Museum's survival -- Keeping letterpress alive -- Epilogue and end credits.
credits note
Edited by Liz Karr ; music by Josh Ritter ; shot by/director of photography, Tom Bailey ; sound by Zak Piper.
general note
Extras: gallery of art inspired by 'Typeface'; additional scenes.
Widescreen presentation; stereo.
performer
Commentators, Greg Corrigan, Scott Thomas, Chad Kouri, Dennis Ichiyama, Jim Van Lanen, Paul F. Gehl, Jim and Bill Moran, Stacey Stern, Norb Brylski, Bernice Schwahert, Mardell Doubek, Lloyd Dickenshied, Alex Fuller.
abstract
The Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, Wisconsin personifies cultural preservation, rural re-birth and the lineage of American graphic design. At Hamilton, international artisans meet retired craftsmen and together navigate the convergence of modern design and traditional technique. But the Museum's future is unclear. What is the responsibility of artists and historians to preserve a dying craft? How can rural towns survive in a shifting industrial marketplace where big-box retailers are king?
language note
In English with English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing (SDH)
catalogue key
9539794
target audience
Not rated.
technical details
DVD, region 1, NTSC.
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Summaries
Main Description
TYPEFACE explores the twilight of an analog 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?

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