In rural Wisconsin, a lone employee waits in a cavernous old museum for visitors to come. A few individuals straggle in every few days and then, come Friday, the museum fills with life. Machines hum, presses print, artists buzz about. One weekend each month, the quiet of Two Rivers is interrupted as carloads of artisans drive in from across the Midwest. The place comes alive as printmaking workshops led by, and filled with, some of the nations top design talent descend on the sleepy enclave.
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 Hamilton Wood Type Museum in Two Rivers, WI 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 Museums’ days are numbered. 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?
In a move to expand their interactive and tactical offerings, Legwork, Denver recently added two new partners, Matt FaJohn and Matt Wiggins, both formerly employed at FL2 in Denver. The new additions enhance a diversely skilled, well rounded team with capabilities including print design, interactive design + development, motion design and marketing strategy. With several new opportunities in 2010, this is both a necessary and exciting addition for Legwork.
Matt FaJohn brings 12 years of industry experience, serving most recently as the Senior Strategist at FL2. He approaches each opportunity from both the creative and strategic facets of new media advertising and excels at understanding business objectives and market direction. He is also a faculty member at Boulder Digital Works and a member of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Past clients include Airwalk, Vision Street Wear, Sims Snowboards, Boa Technology, Sony Pictures, Paramount, Vail Resorts, Boston Market, National Parks Foundation, Modernista!, Fallon, and Westin Resorts. His work has been awarded Communication Arts Annual, FWASOTD, Webby, SXSW, IMA and been featured in/on CSS Remix, .Net Magazine, Design Charts, and W3.
Matt Wiggins brings 10 years of experience as a multi-disciplinary web developer and technical director. He is also a freelance writer for Web Designer Magazine. Past clients include Google, Disney, Sony, Boa Technology, Boston Market, Subaru, National Parks Foundation, Modernista!, Fallon, and Westin Resorts. His work has been awarded Communication Arts Annual, FWASOTD and been featured in/on Web Designer Magazine, .Net Magazine, Design Charts, W3 and Smashing Magazine.