Hatch Show Print & Haley Gallery
If you follow music, art, and culture of the American South, sooner or later you’re bound to run into the letters, images, and unmistakable “look” of Hatch Show Print. They’re one of the oldest working letterpress print shops in America, and over the years our posters have featured a host of country music performers, ranging from Country Music Hall of Famers Hank Williams, Bill Monroe, and Johnny Cash to contemporary stars such as Garth Brooks and Wynonna.
“Advertising without posters is like fishing without worms.” – The Hatch Brothers
They’ve done it all without losing that irresistible appeal of turn-of-the-century Hatch posters, which were used to promote vaudeville, circus, and minstrel shows across the country. There’s a reason why music lovers, Americana buffs, graphic arts collectors and designers, and commercial advertisers of all persuasions continue to turn to Hatch for inspiration. They are, indeed, a tonic for the information age.
The Haley Gallery and Hatch Show Print are located within the Country Music Hall of Fame. Hatch Show Print’s Haley Gallery displays restrikes of original posters from the collection, as well as contemporary interpretations of Hatch Show Print’s classic wood blocks created by national and local artists. All of the restrikes of iconic posters, in addition to all of the new work inspired by the celebrated blocks, are available for purchase.
You can find Hatch Show Print in the 5th Avenue lobby of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum building. If you enter the Museum on Demonbreun, take the hall to the right of the Information Desk, right between the Museum’s two shops, down to our lobby. If you are on 5th Avenue South, look for the neon sign, about halfway down the block between Demonbreun and Korean Veterans Boulevard.
Source: Hatch Print Show