Hatch Show Print

Jim Sherraden, Elek Horvath, & Paul Kingsbury

Today part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville, Hatch Show Print is also the oldest operating letterpress shop in the US. This books takes a look at the history of the shop with lots of samples of posters from the early circus days through the rise of country music to their contemporary work. It’s a very handsome book.

The CMHF has a shop of monoprints created by Jim Sherraden. He starting reprinting old woodblocks and began experimenting with layering multiple images. They also sell reprints of old posters, like this amazing Johnny Cash print from 1980 and this Airstream advertisement from 1959. This one might be my favorite though:

Hatch Show Print — It's Better, Pure Coffee