Thursday, October 22, 2009

Hatch Show Print

I finally took a detour through Nashville to visit the famous Hatch Show Print Studio. They are one of the oldest working letterpress studios in America. I have always heard that it is an impressive place to see, and I must say, I agree! Not only do they pretty much use the same presses that Gutenberg invented, one entire wall of the long and narrow studio is filled from floor to ceiling with most of the blocks used for famous posters for the Grand Ole Opry and many musicians since the late 1800's.

To learn a little about how famous posters of Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, and many more musicians, including more recent artists such as The Beastie Boys and Bruce Springsteen, watch this video.

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