Hatch Show Print

Hatch Show Print

It’s not everyday you get to experience the history of a 129 year old letterpress facility, so when my archetype press teacher told us that Hatch Show Print was gonna visit Art Center I knew it was an event i couldn’t miss.  There were tons of letterpress posters for sale, ranging from an economical 10 dollars to a jaw dropping 900 + dollars.  The current owner of Hatch, Jim Sherraden, was the speaker for the event. He gave us an intriguing look at the history of Hatch Show Print, which was founded in 1879 by the Hatch Brothers. The shop hasnt changed much since then even though the location has moved 7 times.  Currently the shop is located in Nashville, Tennesse.  It’s hard to believe that this shop, which works with clients like CNN and Pixar, once was very close to being shut down. As Jim Sherraden likes to say, the computer is the best thing that ever happened to us, offsett printing was probably the worst thing that ever happened to hatch.  As soon as offsett printing came into exsistence, letterpress went out the window.  However the next revolution, “the digital age” all of a sudden pulled Hatch Show Print from the brink of disaster by unintentionally creating a new market for letterpress. Letterpress was once again appreciated as an artform and became a sought after look.  It truly is something that cannot be duplicated on a computer.  Jim puts it best “People are craving authenticity. They want to get to the roots of this artistry. When you look at a Hatch poster, it’s authentic. It’s one of a kind. It doesn’t have that slick glossy feel that computer-animated printing has”

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