“Advertising without posters is like fishing without worms.” – Hatch Show Print

Hatch Show Print

316 Broadway
Nashville, TN
Letterpress printers

If you follow country music, country music history, or the history, art and culture of the American South, sooner or later you’re bound to run into the letters, images and unmistakable “look” of Hatch Show Print. They’re one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in America, and over the years their posters have featured a host of country music performers ranging from Hall of Famers Hank Williams, Bill Monroe and Johnny Cash to present-day stars Garth Brooks, Wynonna Judd and Shania Twain.

They’ve done it all without losing that irresistible appeal of turn-of-the-century Hatch posters used to promote vaudeville, circus and minstrel shows across the country. There’s a reason why music lovers, Americana buffs, graphic arts collectors and designers, and commercial advertisers of all persuasions continue to turn to Hatch for inspiration. They are indeed “a tonic for the information age.”

If you have a hankering for your own original show print, they are happy to help, just don’t be in a hurry. They are well worth the wait.

(from their site http://www.countrymusichalloffame.com/site/experience-hatch.aspx)

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