Exclamation Letterpress Print
Hatch Show Print
available in store
A typographical marvel, the Exclamation Print was created using parts of a full alphabet block set carved in 1885, some of the oldest blocks in the hatch show print archives. The dash and apostrophe, also from the same set, are not part of the exclamation block but were added to balance out the design of the print, resulting in a modern and minimal use of these historic elements.
Size: 26" x 40"
Black and bronze ink
Printed on a Vandercook 28-42
Inked by hand.
Handmade in Nashville, Tennessee.
Hatch Show print from the restrikes, or historical reprints, of posters for classic films and advertisements for circuses and state fairs, to the custom orders printed in the shop today, the products of Hatch Show Print have always been designed and printed by hand in Nashville, Tennessee.
The shop’s enduring design and production approach is a handmade mainstay in a world of digital design. Specializing in limited-runs of posters in which one designer oversees the entire process from start to finish, including the packing and shipping of the posters, Hatch Show Print’s history of commercial printing continues with the commemorative works of art printed in the shop today.
Sharing long-standing relationships with Grand Ole Opry stars and the Ryman Auditorium, among other historic Nashville landmarks, Hatch Show Print’s posters are woven into the fabric of Music City and beyond. The shop’s reach extends as far as the touring musicians who have traveled with their show posters and as far as the music venues throughout the country and internationally that have ordered their prints for upcoming performances. To see a poster from Hatch Show Print is to see the visual history of Nashville, Tennessee, the Southern United States, US as a whole.