Letterpress exhibit

We went to the Library of Virginia in Richmond yesterday to see a Smithsonian traveling exhibit about letterpress from Hatch Show Prints. It was really amazing to see how one letterpress shop adapted to changing technologies and media.

The Nashville, TN shop has been designing and printing posters for movies, music and much more since about 1890. All images and text were carved from wood blocks, a part of the craft that has inspired us to (one day!) try some wood block prints.

If you are in the area, head down to the library and check out the show – it closes February 4!

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