A Creative Outlet
Since 1879, the Nashville print shop, Hatch Show Print, has been making iconic posters that, taken together, tell of a wildly varied (and often fraught) American cultural history. For their first job, the Hatch brothers announced a public appearance of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher (Harriet Beecher Stowe’s brother). The Hatches helped publicize minstrel shows, circuses, vaudeville acts, and carnivals. From the 1920s through the 1950s, the shop was responsible for instantly classic images of country music performers as well as jazz and blues entertainers on posters that promoted their shows.
At the Hatch Show Print block party on October 7th, learn for yourself how to print and try your hand at creating a meaningful set of marks. If you’re interested in wearable art, print directly onto a tote bag or T-shirt. Want to learn more about the shop? Take one of their daily tours and examine their collection of posters from the past century.