Person printing with letterpress

Watch Us Work

As both a letterpress print shop and a working museum, Hatch Show Print not only operates as a thriving analog business providing custom prints and posters for clients, but also serves as a resource for educational activities and programs on everything from the history of advertising and graphic design to the technical elements of letterpress printing. The shop celebrates this art form with stories and interviews from past and present Hatch Show Print printer-designers, fellow designers and enthusiasts from Nashville and beyond, and videos on the printing process.

All in all, these are presentations of preservation through production that include interludes of inkiness with a dose of comradely comedy for good measure.

Fly on the [Print Shop] Wall

Get inside the shop and experience the daily activity at Hatch Show Print. This series of videos includes features focused on the shop’s process, from design to print, of limited-run letterpress printed posters—as well as various programs taking place in and around the shop.

Y'all Means All
Summer 2021: Making History with Nashville Soccer Club
The Making of the Baseball Player 3-Sheet Print
Handmade in Nashville Since 1879
Hand-Inked Coffee (It’s Better) Poster
2019 APA Wayzgoose: A Letterpress Celebration
First Impressions with Hatch Show Print
The Past & Future of Letterpress
Working At Hatch
Everything Old is Neon Again

Meet Your Maker

Get face to typeface with Hatch Show Print designer-printers and fellow letterpress printers: Every poster tells a story and every printer tells their story in their own words.

Hide Your Smile Mural
The Show Must Go On: Hide Your Smile with Heather Moulder
Kacey Musgraves “All of the Colors” Exhibit Poster
Cory Wasnewsky Interview

Get Inky

Learn about the letterpress techniques in real time (and in time lapse) that the Hatch Show Print designer-printers use in their work as poster makers.

Type High Takes Time

From Craftsmanship to Artistry

It is a privilege to be surrounded by the craftsmanship of nearly six generations of designers and printers, as expressed in the wood type and hand carved image blocks that line the shop’s walls. And, it is a thrill to see how our Visiting Artists and staff draw upon the contents of the shop to make art, featured in shows in Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery. Meet some of these makers and see their work.

Carlos Hernandez Interview
Jim Sherraden Interview
Wayne White: HOOZYTHINKYIZ? at Hatch Show Print's Haley Gallery
Wayne White: On the George Jones at Hatch Show Print's Haley Gallery
Wayne White: Hatch Show Print Visiting Artist

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