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Nashville is internationally known for its bustling country music scene. From Billy Ray Cyrus to Luke Bryan, countless country stars have gotten off of the ground in Nashville. If you are looking for a place with some interesting music-related art and history, look no further than Hatch Show Print. Hatch Show Print is a letter print shop that has been in business since 1879. The Hatch family began this shop, and the founder's sons, Charles and Herbert, grew up learning the art of printmaking on a letterpress. The shop's first-ever job was an announcement for an appearance of Rev. Henry Ward Beecher. Soon, the shop was creating prints that were posted all over the sides of buildings throughout the city. They specialize in creating art and have made posters and flyers for artists such as Elvis Presley and even more modern musicians like The Black Keys.
The shop sells their designs to the general public, so you can take one of these unique and historical pieces home with you! If you want to take a look behind the scenes, be sure to take one of the tours to see how making a letter press poster works. You will even be able to to use a couple of the tools during the tour. Each person gets to make their own keepsake print as a part of the tour. Hatch Show Print regularly holds events that allow you to truly be creative and to work with the image blocks. Some events, such as the Block Parties, allow you to create your own fun design that you can manually print onto things such as a tote bag or poster. Due to working with important artists and creating unforgettable prints, Hatch Show Print is now a historical property of the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Be sure to stop by and see the place that some of your favorite musicians had posters made!
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