On the road to . . .

poster of Hatch Show Print store

This has been a summer of traveling! I was on the road again for a week long road trip to Nashville, Tennessee with my best friend. One of our stops in Nashville was to visit the famous letterpress shop: HATCH SHOW PRINT Do you know of it?

photo of wall of letterpress posters

Hatch Show Print has been producing eye-catching letterpress posters for decades now. They have developed a distinct Americana style, featuring large bold wood-block type with minimal colors. Hatch Show Print is most know for creating advertising posters for famous country and blues/jazz musicians, but their “bread and butter” posters of groceries, filling stations, and other southern culture themes are also beautiful.

photo of letterpress studio in Nashville

The studio has recently moved into the first floor of the new Country Music Museum. You can see the print makers at work through large glass windows. It’s probably the most clean print studio I have ever seen!

Hatch linocut block

Hatch Show Print has a wonderful shop and gallery. In the shop they were displaying a lovely lino cut block. There is such talent in this studio! I couldn’t leave without a print of my own, so I bought this vertical one:

photo of Hatch Show Print vertical print

I still have to figure out a place for it in my home. I have an itch to redo the pictures in the living room. My style is changing and I feel ready for new wall art. Perhaps this print will be just right?!

Where are you traveling to this summer?