A new documentary by Justine Nagan


In a time when people can carry computers in their pockets and watch TV while walking down the street, TYPEFACE dares to explore the twilight of an analog craft that is freshly inspiring artists in a digital age. The film focuses on the Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, WI which personifies cultural preservation, rural re-birth and the lineage of American graphic design. At Hamilton, international artists meet retired craftsmen and together navigate the convergence of contemporary design and traditional technique.


"TYPEFACE makes wood type and letterpress artistry look cool, even sexy." — TCM 


"Nagan's TYPEFACE has a tactile character that's unexpected. It's awe-inspiring enough to see racks and racks and racks of beautiful, aged, oiled, dated wood type. It's a fine example of how the past isn't past. Best, it doesn't feel nostalgic, but appreciative of history, its weight and its wonder." — New City


Champaign-Urbana Premiere!

Wednesday April 21, 2010

Director Justine Nagan will present
her new film in person


Parkland Theater

2400 West Bradley Avenue

Champaign Illinois 61821



Doors open 6:30 pm

Show starts at 7:00 pm

Panel discussion and audience Q&A
with the director following the film


Panelists will include:

General admission $5

Parkland students/CUDO members $3

Proceeds to benefit Parkland Art Gallery

Information: 217.351.2485









Presented by:


graphic design at parkland college



parkland art gallery









Sponsored by:



that's rentertainment




dean's graphics










great impasta







surface 51




electric pictures