Creative Review on the Hatch Show Print and Chelsea Exhibition..

Our recent tuesday night lecture in collaboration with Donald Smith’s Chelsea Space was given by the inspirational Jim Sherraden archivist, manager and chief designer of the famous 134 year old Nashville based letterpress print shop: Hatch Show Print.



Creative Reviews Editor Patrick Burgoyne who was at the event and lecture has written a post on the Creative Review Blog here and has a feature in this months Creative Review print edition with quotes from Chelsea tutor Nigel Bents. Exhibition continues to the 14 Dec. see the Hatch designed poster below for details..


Hatch opened in 1879. Its history has mirrored that of the entertainment industry in the southern US. Its first clients were the travelling shows which crisscrossed the country, as well as silent movie houses, carnivals and rodeo shows as well as country music stars and advertising for local businesses. As the old travelling shows died out, Hatch switched to printing posters for an exciting new clientele – Rock ‘n’ Roll bands. It still works in the music business today. And while BB King is Hatch’s biggest client, it now attracts a new, younger wave of musicians who treasure the authenticity of a Hatch print and the chance that their poster might be made using the self-same type that once featured on a poster for Elvis, Bessie Smith or Johnny Cash. (CR Blog)