P22 type foundry, an design house that has been making computer fonts inspired by art and historical lettering styles since 1994, has partnered with the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum.
This joint venture, known as the Hamilton Wood Type Foundry will see a large collection of classic wood type designs converted into digital fonts. The Hamilton Wood Type Foundry has released its first three fonts — HWT American Chromatic, HWT Antique Tuscan No. 9 and HWT Borders One. The digital fonts can be used with the latest Webfont CSS and Opentype programming abilities for desktop use.
P22 says it’s working with the Hamilton Museum and other collections of scarce printed specimens as well as actual wood type to render these classic designs into fully functioning computer fonts, compatible with Mac OS X. For more info go to http://www.hamiltonwoodtype.com/ .