KXCI 91.3FM Community Radio – Community Impact Auction 2018
Auction Ends: Nov 28, 2018 08:00 PM MST


Framed American Roadhouse Poster (1995 Hatch Show Print)

Item Number
Estimated Value
$250 USD
Opening Bid
$83 USD

Item Description

One of a kind framed poster from Hatch Show Print advertising American Roadhouse

Hatch Show Print is the first chronicle of this letterpress poster shop that has become an American institution. Copious images of the fabulous posters that this, the oldest letterpress in the United States, display its rich history. Established in 1879 and now owned by the Country Music Foundation, Hatch Show Print preserves the art of traditional printing and has earned a loyal following that continues to this day. With nearly 200 images and historically revealing text, the Hatch story is often told through the experiences of the artists who have worked with the shop: Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, REM, and many more. To this day, bands from Nashville to New Orleans to New York can count on Hatch to quickly turn out a bold and distinctive poster that telegraphs the essential who-what-where-and-when with style. A slice of design history that is American as apple pie

In this age of digital media, the handcrafted ethic and aesthetic of aHatch Show Printposter is beyond compare. Country musicians and magicians, professional wrestlers and rock stars, all have turned to Nashville's historic Hatch Show Print to create showstopping posters. Established in 1879, Hatch preserves the art of traditional printing that has earned a loyal following to this day (including the likes of Beck, Emmylou Harris, and the Beastie Boys). Hatch Show Print: The History of a Great American Poster Shop is the first fully illustrated tour of this iconic print shop and also chronicles the long life and large cast of employees, entertainers, and American legends whose histories are intertwined with it. Complete with 190 illustrations--as well as a special book jacket that unfolds to reveal an original Hatch poster on the reverse--Hatch Show Printis a dazzling document of this legendary institution.

Some of the music industry's biggest stars-Patsy Cline, Elvis Presley, Emmylou Harris, the Fugees and Beck-have chosen Nashville's Hatch to promote their concerts, albums and CDs. In an age of digital technology, the company employs hand-carved blocks on a century-old letterpress for distinctive, beautiful results.