Hatch Show Print Workshop
November 18, 2010
If you follow music, 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. Hatch is one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in America, and over the years posters have featured a host of country music performers, ranging from Country Music Hall of Famers Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, and Johnny Cash to contemporary stars such as Leonard Cohen and Norah Jones.
We were pleased to have the Director of Hatch Show Print, Jim Sherraden and the fantastic printer Brad Vetter here for a presentation and workshop printing demonstration spread across two visits. Graphic design and printmaking students got a first hand look at the history of Hatch, the posters through the years and in the end got to try out the poster printing process with the actual historical printing blocks.