Hatch Show Print is a Concert Poster, Graphic Design & Typography Candy Store

No one should ever visit Nashville, Tennessee without visiting the greatest letterpress print shop on the planet: Hatch Show Print.

Now part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and located in somewhat incongruously swanky digs at 224 5th Ave. in South Nashville, Hatch Show Print has been rolling presses since 1879.

Hatch Show Prints have advertised concerts from Duke Ellington, and Louis Armstrong to Johnny Cast to Bob Dylan and even to Yes (see below).

Our only regret was arriving too late on a Sunday to get the full tour of the print shop, so if you’re heading to Nashville, plan ahead!

Here are some shots of this legendary shop and some of their work for the world’s greatest progressive rock band:

Hatch Show Print exterior and all photos (c) Gottlieb Bros. 2017
Hatch Show Print exterior and all photos (c) Gottlieb Bros. 2017
Hatch Show Print concert poster from Yes' performance at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Tennessee on December 10, 2008, from the collection of Gottlieb Bros.
Hatch Show Print concert poster from Yes’ performance at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Tennessee on December 10, 2008 from the collection of Gottlieb Bros.
Hatch Show Print concert poster from Yes' performance in Durham on March 24, 2011
Hatch Show Print concert poster from Yes’ performance in Durham on March 24, 2011
Hatch Show Print concert poster from Yes' performance at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Tennessee on July 28, 2014, from the collection of Gottlieb Bros.
Hatch Show Print concert poster from Yes’ performance at Ryman Auditorium, Nashville Tennessee on July 28, 2014, from the collection of Gottlieb Bros.
The Hatch Show Print entrance
The Hatch Show Print entrance
The Hatch Show Print gift show has an amazing selection of beautiful prints
The Hatch Show Print gift show has an amazing selection of beautiful prints
A detail photo of the Hatch Show Print gift shop wall
A detail photo of the Hatch Show Print gift shop wall
The Hatch Show Print shop is adjacent to the gift show and gallery
The Hatch Show Print shop is adjacent to the gift show and gallery
Gorgeous wood type samples on display at Hatch Show Print
Gorgeous wood type samples on display at Hatch Show Print
Vintage, but still operational, presses still run in the Hatch Show Print shop
Vintage, but still operational, presses still run in the Hatch Show Print shop
Beautiful samples are everywhere at Hatch Show Print
Beautiful samples are everywhere at Hatch Show Print
Hatch retrikes posters, often using original images and type
Hatch retrikes posters, often using original images and type
The Hatch Show Print book is both a compelling biography of the storied shop and stunning collection of designs. It is one of our favorites.
The Hatch Show Print book is both a compelling biography of the storied shop and stunning collection of designs. It is one of our favorites.

Also See

Hatch Show Print official site