Hatch Show Print

Hatch Show Print Hatch Show Print, a working letterpress print shop since 1879, uses its collection to educate diverse audiences and to create iconic designs.
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Hatch show print, a working letterpress print shop since 1879, uses its collection to educate diverse audiences and to create iconic designs that express and commemorate america’s evolving cultural identity. By maintaining a focus on preservation through production, hatch show print will remain a vital artistic force, working at the highest level of excellence.

Let’s go to the cinema! Hatch Show Print has been putting famous faces on movie (and television) posters for at least on...
02/05/2020

Let’s go to the cinema! Hatch Show Print has been putting famous faces on movie (and television) posters for at least one hundred years, from Mildred Davis, Harold Lloyd, and Oscar Micheaux in the teens and twenties to Harvey Birdman at the turn of the twenty-first century. We've started to explore the stories our blocks can tell, in a blog post on our site: https://hatchshowprint.com/hatch-show-prints-celluloid-celebrations/

The Island of Lost Souls, 1932, was also screened or rereleased under the name The Island of Doctor Moreau. One sheet print, approximately twenty-six by forty inches, recently printed from the intact block (and currently available in the Gallery!). #letterpress #getinky #preservationthroughproduction
#printisnotdead #livinghistory
#inkonpaper #hotoffthepress #movieposters #filmposters #woodcut
#woodblock #handcarved

02/04/2020

The week is just rolling along! Here, Cory uses his handmade (by him) rotary tool over and over and over and over, to create a print 'texture' that will allow for successful color layering. He's working on a supersize print we'll show off as it comes off the press! #shoplife #preservationthrougheducation #letterpress #getinky #livinghistory #letterpressprinting #woodcut #WIP

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! While you're waiting for the cavalcade of stars featured in this year's broadcast of ads during ...
02/02/2020

Sunday! Sunday! Sunday! While you're waiting for the cavalcade of stars featured in this year's broadcast of ads during the big game, why not check one easy peasy item off your to do list? Register to vote! For Tennessee, the deadline is tomorrow, February 3, and you can do it online!!! [The link is above.] Primaries are a month away for us, and there are other local issues that will be on the ballot too. For our friends outside our home state, 38 states plus D.C. allow you to register to vote online . . . The folks at @rockthevote have a page on their site that can quickly connect you to your home state's registration info, at https://www.rockthevote.org/voting-information/. Dot it! Do it! Do it! And then enjoy the rest of the day! #sundayfunday #rockthevote #youcandoit

01/31/2020
The Past & Future Of Letterpress

There is no way to recall the old way of ‘doing things’ if all of those folks who did something that way are gone.

In this video, you can meet some of the characters who contribute to our knowledge about and feed our enthusiasm for letterpress printing, as well as some of us keen to push the boundaries of the medium, and pass on what we’ve learned to inky-hearted kindred spirits in the future.

#preservationthrougheducation #letterpress #getinky

01/30/2020

#Shoplife : HSP Tour participants stand on the 'factory' floor while Johnny Cash is coming off the 120 year old Miehle Pony. Also in this corner of the shop, Luana prints are nearly ready to go to the gallery, and things are coming along on a project that will be released in the spring . . . . Hope your Thursday is productive! #letterpress #getinky #preservatiothroughproduction #nashvillebusiness
#freshoffthepress #hotoffthepress
#letterpressprinting #letterpressprint #postershop
#printisnotdead #livinghistory #longliveanalog
#inkonpaper

Activity Alert! If you're planning for a long weekend in Nashville this weekend, we've got openings in our Friday, Satur...
01/28/2020

Activity Alert! If you're planning for a long weekend in Nashville this weekend, we've got openings in our Friday, Saturday, and Monday Block Parties! We provide all the materials and guidance, you bring the curiosity, and it's all fun! You'll leave with prints on paper, totes, tea towels or tees! Visit our site: https://hatchshowprint.com/events-activities/ for details and to register.

We've also got a Block Party on Valentines Day, too! Get inky together!
#letterpress #getinky #preservationthrougheducation #printisnotdead #inkonpaper #letterpresslove #livingwithart #makersmake
#printmaking #visitmusiccity

Event Alert! If you're in the Indianapolis area, kick off your week with some great printerly types! Our comrades @uindy...
01/27/2020

Event Alert! If you're in the Indianapolis area, kick off your week with some great printerly types! Our comrades @uindyartdesign are hosting their annual Hullabaloo this afternoon and evening! Festivities start at 3 pm, and are capped off with a talk by Stephanie Carpenter, Assistant Director @hamiltonwoodtype . In between, you can get inky, support the students at their pop-up shop, meet some of our other comrades in ink, and have a snack while you see A LOT of wonderful artwork, some of which was made by us here! Wish we could be there! 🖤🖤🖤🖤 #letterpress #getinky #preservationthrougheducation #letterpressprinting #printisnotdead #letterpresslove @ Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center

Scenes from the shop. Our Instagram pal @thenashvilleiwishiknew has a feed that highlights our city's history, and tells...
01/26/2020

Scenes from the shop. Our Instagram pal @thenashvilleiwishiknew has a feed that highlights our city's history, and tells stories that send us down a daydream path, wondering what was happening in the shop when these other events were going on in Nashville. One of the supports of our magical wall o'type shows some of the important events to the shop staff, from snow in 1951, to the crash at Dutchman's Curve in 1918, to the departures of staff, and the wedding dates of others. The history lives in and on the walls. #letterpress #getinky #preservationthroughproduction #printisnotdead
#livinghistory
#longliveanalog
#hatchshowprint
@ Hatch Show Print

Ink on the run! The GMA: Gadsden Museum of Art has mounted an exhibit of prints from the shop that includes work spannin...
01/22/2020

Ink on the run! The GMA: Gadsden Museum of Art has mounted an exhibit of prints from the shop that includes work spanning our 140 years, and artwork made by our Visiting Artists too! It runs through February. #letterpress #preservationthrougheducation #getinky #letterpressprint
#printisnotdead
#livinghistory
#longliveanalog
#inkonpaper
#hatchshowprint

01/15/2020

Look whoooooooo's on press today! #shoplife #preservationthroughproduction #getinky #letterpress #printmaking

Everyone on staff can and has carved a new image block for a project, either out of linoleum or wood. Sometimes were ins...
01/14/2020

Everyone on staff can and has carved a new image block for a project, either out of linoleum or wood. Sometimes were inspired by the rich visual history that surrounds us in the magical walls of wood, that hold blocks made the first decade the shop was open, and every decade since; sometimes we need something totally new.

This poster for Tanya Tucker's show at Ryman Auditorium was the perfect opportunity to draw inspiration from the shop's history, and one of our most iconic images. Heather put a fresh spin on it, fitting for Ms. Tucker, and we're pretty sure this block will get inky again and again. #preservationthroughproduction #letterpress #getinky #140yearsandcounting @thetanyatucker

01/12/2020

#Caturday has extended into Sunday, this weekend. Be like Maow! Get out there and explore! #catsofinstagram #shoplife #140yearsandcounting

Three and one-half days in, and our winter interns are already getting inky! That's why all that is left at this imposin...
01/09/2020

Three and one-half days in, and our winter interns are already getting inky! That's why all that is left at this imposing table are the tools for typesetting . . . The presses are running! #weloveourinterns #letterpress #getinky #preservationthrougheducation #shoplife

01/08/2020

What a year! We commemorated the shop’s 140th year in business with an exhibit, a book, a party with printing on the street, and more posters and projects than we thought we could fit into twelve months.

Check out some of the fun we captured in video over the course of the year (with music by former Hatch Show Print intern Reed Turchi & His Kudzu Choir). We’re so glad that so many folks celebrated with us too, and we’re looking forward to more opportunities to print WITH you and FOR you in 2020! THANK YOU!

#letterpress #getinky #140yearsandcounting #preservationthroughproduction

01/07/2020

Always remember to pack a sweater and snacks for any adventure that might include chasing rainbows. #WIP #printshoprules #letterpress #printmaking #preservationthroughproduction

01/05/2020

Earlier this evening, the blocks ready for our First Saturday Block Party. By now, they're all inky! If you'd like to get inky with us at a future Block Party, check the activities calendar on our web site. #nashvilleartcrawl #blockparty #getinky #printmaking

01/04/2020

Part 3: It's the Final Froclic for this installment of Moonlightin' - join us for Art Crawl, tomorrow night! The show features the art of the shop's team of designer-printers, who create and produce the hundreds of thousands of posters we make each year for our clients. We'll have wine on hand to toast the new year, and an array of delicious visuals to feast your eyes on! #nashvillearts #makersgonnamake #printmaking #alternativephotography

01/04/2020

Part 2: It's the Final Froclic for this installment of Moonlightin' - join us for Art Crawl, tomorrow night! The show features the art of the shop's team of designer-printers, who create and produce the hundreds of thousands of posters we make each year for our clients. We'll have wine on hand to toast the new year, and an array of delicious visuals to feast your eyes on! #nashvillearts #makersgonnamake #printmaking #alternativephotography

01/04/2020

It's the Final Froclic for this installment of Moonlightin' - join us for Art Crawl, tomorrow night! The show features the art of the shop's team of designer-printers, who create and produce the hundreds of thousands of posters we make each year for our clients. We'll have wine on hand to toast the new year, and an array of delicious visuals to feast your eyes on! #nashvillearts #makersgonnamake #printmaking #alternativephotography

R for Resolutions!? Sure! This R is also for Larry Roth, who discovered a treasure of wood type under his front porch, a...
01/02/2020

R for Resolutions!? Sure! This R is also for Larry Roth, who discovered a treasure of wood type under his front porch, and has entrusted it to our Education Team, to blow minds with feats of inkiness, and win hearts for the slow way of doing things. They've just about completed the reconditioning of the type (there's no telling how long it lived under the porch), and so the next step is plotting and planning its use. We've got some workshops planned for late spring, and other fun we'll share soon! We are ever so thankful for this gift!!!! Thank you, Larry! #woodtype #getinky #preservationthrougheducation

12/30/2019

Today's cool breeze courtesy of our 120 year old Miehle Pony, rigged with fly delivery! Coming soon, to a tour near you, the 2020 commemorative print! We design a new one every year. #WIP #shoplife #letterpress #getinky #preservationthrougheducation

Soggy Sundays are a perfect time to check out the art on display in @hsphaleygallery . . . Grab a cup of something that ...
12/29/2019

Soggy Sundays are a perfect time to check out the art on display in @hsphaleygallery . . . Grab a cup of something that warms you up from the cafe @officialcmhof or @bongoon5th and soak up the color! The art is made by the same inky-hearts who design and print posters in the shop! #letterpress #printmaking #alternativephotography #nashvillearts #makersgonnamake @ Hatch Show Print

Holiday lights 2019. Hope y'all are still making merry! #neon #vintageneon #preservationthroughproduction
12/27/2019

Holiday lights 2019. Hope y'all are still making merry! #neon #vintageneon #preservationthroughproduction

Friends! We're taking a couple days off to spend with loved ones, sleep until noon, EAT (we always like to eat), and cat...
12/24/2019

Friends! We're taking a couple days off to spend with loved ones, sleep until noon, EAT (we always like to eat), and catch up on all the latest news and true gossip we've missed while cranking out posters this year. Happily, we've got things to do when we get back to it, like test the repairs we made to our Vandy 232 this past weekend (Merry Merry to us!).
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We hope you are doing something similar. May peace and love bring you a Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Happy Kwanzaa, Winter Solstice, or Much Needed Break! #happyholidays #cantstopwontstop #letterpress @ Hatch Show Print

No rest for practitioners of the Black Art! Realizing that the rollers for our Miehle Pony are not blue, they're red, Co...
12/20/2019

No rest for practitioners of the Black Art! Realizing that the rollers for our Miehle Pony are not blue, they're red, Cory has been scrubbing off decades of ink residue build-up all morning . . . . #shoplife #letterpress #getinky #getclean !

To us, the glow of neon is as comforting a sight as smoke wafting from a chimney . . . #WIP (story soon!) #makersgonnama...
12/20/2019

To us, the glow of neon is as comforting a sight as smoke wafting from a chimney . . . #WIP (story soon!) #makersgonnamake #neon

Media Alert! Our hot dog garland is FAMOUS. While local man-about-town Big Joe (from WSMV-TV) was crowing about the grea...
12/18/2019

Media Alert! Our hot dog garland is FAMOUS. While local man-about-town Big Joe (from WSMV-TV) was crowing about the great work our comrades up the hall Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum do, from the exhibits to the incredible programming (the best musical performances in Nashville happen here every weekend!), he was really giving our garland the chance to shine, on our Christmas tree right outside the shop. Stop in and see it for yourself if you're in our neck of the woods. #shoplife #letterpress #preservationthroughproduction #gotmustard

Happy Ford Day! Free admission to @Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum , all day! Stop by our end of the hall, and put...
12/15/2019

Happy Ford Day! Free admission to @Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum , all day! Stop by our end of the hall, and put the finishing touch on a holiday card using one of our smallest printing presses! #letterpress #getinky #thankyou

We hear you! We're answering the clamor for hot dog garland of your very own! Handmade, and packaged with brads to link ...
12/14/2019

We hear you! We're answering the clamor for hot dog garland of your very own! Handmade, and packaged with brads to link up as few or as many as you need, up to 25 feet! The holidays can be a magical time of year, indeed. These are in our store now (call 615-577-7710, they will ship!), online next week, if there are any left! #letterpress #getinky #magicoftheseason #hotdog !

In a shop that has always had a staff of skilled carvers, it's fun to explore elements of the blocks, such as the varied...
12/11/2019

In a shop that has always had a staff of skilled carvers, it's fun to explore elements of the blocks, such as the varied and animated lettering on these three blocks. So much action! Who's thirsty? #woodtypewednesday #shoplife #letterpress #getinky

12/10/2019

Hot off the press! Every day is like going to the carnival. #Shoplife #letterpress #getinky #printmaking #vintageadvertising

On Sunday, December 15, Ford Motor Company is helping us say "thanks" for your support throughout the year! Hatch Show P...
12/08/2019

On Sunday, December 15, Ford Motor Company is helping us say "thanks" for your support throughout the year! Hatch Show Print tours will be free of charge, on a first-come, first-served basis, as part of the 11th Ford Community Day. Pick up passes at the box office. https://countrymusichalloffame.org/ford-community-day

Moonlightin' 2019: The art is hung, and the artists will be there! Join us for the Opening Reception, tomorrow evening f...
12/07/2019

Moonlightin' 2019: The art is hung, and the artists will be there! Join us for the Opening Reception, tomorrow evening from 6-9 pm, during the First Saturday Art Crawl. Live music, munchies, wine and beautiful art to look at . . .does a Nashville Saturday night get any better? #NashvilleArt #artcrawlnashville #printmaking #letterpress #makersgonnamake

Hurrah and cheers to our pals at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative! It is an inspiring place to make work if you're inky...
12/06/2019
Chicago's Longest Running, Independent Print Shop Celebrates 30 Years - Chicago Gallery News

Hurrah and cheers to our pals at Chicago Printmakers Collaborative! It is an inspiring place to make work if you're inky-hearted, and one of the most welcoming and beautiful spaces to look at amazing print work, made by Chicago's printmakers (with a few non-Chicagoans thrown in!), that you can purchase and take home with you! A toast to many more years!

The longest running, independent print shop in Chicago, hits the big 3-0 with an eventful year planned to celebrate its exciting history.

2020 is such a big year, there's an extra day in it! Our big calendar (approx. 13 × 20 inches) is just big enough, and e...
12/05/2019

2020 is such a big year, there's an extra day in it! Our big calendar (approx. 13 × 20 inches) is just big enough, and even has room to spare, to note your important appointments and special events. And, it features one of the most recognizable typefaces of all time, Cooper Black, really small and really big, printed using some of the most eye-pleasing split fountains, you'll just want to line a wall with them. Available in our gift shop, her in Nashville, and online too (https://store.countrymusichalloffame.org/collections/hatch-gifts/products/hatch-show-print-hatch-2020-calednar-limited-ed-12496)! #limitededition #letterpress #getinky #cooperblack #preservationthroughproduction

12/05/2019

Look, no ink! #letterpress #diecutting #wip #holidaze

Typography Tuesday! While we will wonder all day long about the tactics that inspired the copy for this early 20th centu...
12/03/2019

Typography Tuesday! While we will wonder all day long about the tactics that inspired the copy for this early 20th century two sheet advertisement (26 inches high, 80 inches wide), the letters themselves are just delicious. #typetuesday #letterpress #handcarved #lettering @ Hatch Show Print

12/03/2019

Monday magic: Jennifer can make the paper fly! #letterpress #getinky #preservationthroughproduction

Manual Monday is a midcentury delight! Check out the minty green field, and spectacular photo drawing. Technically, it's...
12/02/2019

Manual Monday is a midcentury delight! Check out the minty green field, and spectacular photo drawing. Technically, it's a sales brochure, but to a twenty-first century press operator, any documentation has at least a couple of tidbits of helpful information . . . . For instance, according to the folks at Miehle, this was the first time the feeder (a Dexter feeder) separated the sheets with air, instead of combs . . . nearly 'touchless' feeding! (Okay, thanks for letting us geek out a little!) #manualmonday #letterpress #preservationthrougheducation

11/29/2019

This is how we skate into holiday season at Hatch Show Print: Making sure Huey is facing the right way on the tree. We sure hope you are doing memorable and meaningful things with your folk this weekend, sharing love and kinship. Our comrades @officialcmhof are celebrating, appropriately, with music, so we'll be singing a carol or two with the @themccrarysisters in a little while, when they light the tree in the Conservatory. If you're in the neighborhood, join us! ❤🖤❤🖤❤ from the bottoms of our inky hearts. #shoplife #thankful #teamwork #dreamwork

#Shoplife : Team work team work team work. The ONLY way we can fit in all the posters, projects, and parties (like annua...
11/27/2019

#Shoplife : Team work team work team work. The ONLY way we can fit in all the posters, projects, and parties (like annual holiday decorating!) that we need and want to do every month, season, and year. A great team requires effort, communication, respect, humanity, and humor. May you have that too, even if it's just you and your dog. #letterpress #teamwork #dreamwork #140yearsandcounting

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224 5th Ave S
Nashville, TN
37203

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 18:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 18:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 18:00
Thursday 09:30 - 18:00
Friday 09:30 - 18:00
Saturday 09:30 - 18:00
Sunday 09:30 - 18:00

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(615) 256-2805

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Where is a post about all your awesome prints featured in the NFL Draft last night? Go ahead and toot your own horn ☺️ My husband was watching and called to tell me that *he* (complete non-artist) recognized your prints in the background of the commentators last night. I checked out the footage--just awesome work! Forever being impressed by #HatchShowPrint
We just picked up our fabulous Hatch print posters... got them framed and they look amazing! Just one of 3
Id like to produce a hatch show print for shows for my band, something with a black spot at the bottom so the band can use them for a while for shows. How much would that cost?
Happy 5th Anniversary.
Happy 5th Anniversary.
just saw a Hatch Show Print at Martin's bbq in Louisville,KY!!!
Just picked up a second hand copy of the Hatch book. Big surprise when I opened it up and saw an autographed title page! I see Jim’s sig there, is there anything you can tell me about this? Needless to say, I’m beyond excited.
Hatch print(s) framed together!
I never get tired of looking at this! Bob Dylan @metronashvillemunicipleauditorium #hatchshowprint @briansetzerofficial