Thursday, September 25, 2008

Hatch Show Print

at Hatch Show Print, originally uploaded by *Honeychild*.

While in Nashville we went into my favorite place, Hatch Show Print. Just as we were looking at some posters I noticed a group of people going into the back area. I grabbed Stephen and said "Let's go too!" and just as we were stepping through the swinging gate a woman that worked there said to us "are you part of this group?" Gulp. "Can we be?" I innocently asked. She mulled it over for a second and said "Sure come in, we don't usually give tours but this is a special arrangement" woot woot! So we crashed a little private tour of Hatch Show Print and were able to see the super large 30" x 40" letterpress that can't even be inked - the artist has to hand-ink it with a brayer and do one print at a time. We saw shelves and shelves of plates, and they explained that the Hatch brothers used to cut up old wooden plates and made the large shelving unit out of them. We met one of the shop cats and saw the CNN posters they were printing for the presidential debates. It was an amazing experience and we were really lucky to be there at the right time.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cool -- enjoyed your post!