Measure Twice Cut Once Poster Letterpress Print
Perfect for your workshop or garage, this handmade poster is a playful reminder to check one's accuracy before making a mistake. The birth of this print was kismet. Letterpress printing requires an unflagging attention to detail, including measuring multiple times throughout the process, from design to final trim. The week we found the time to print the first run, a national quilters' conference had set up at the Nashville convention center, across the street from our shop. As attendees popped over for a visit, they assumed we had designed and printed it just for them. Indeed, it was for them, along with our fellow letterpress printers and woodworkers, or really anyone who works with a measuring stick. It was also a great opportunity to use some of our big wood type from the magical "wall o' wood", and mess it up at the very end with that final cut.
Size: 11" x 16" Letterpress print.
Printed on a Vandercook SP-15.
Print is sold unframed. If you would like to add a frame to your order, we are happy to frame it for you, please send a message to request a custom-made frame.
Designed and printed in Nashville, Tennessee
Handmade in the heart of Tennessee since 1879! Located in downtown Nashville, Hatch Show Print is one of the oldest working letterpress and design shops in America. The designers who create the prints from the shop’s antique wood type and hand-carved printing blocks also print each and every print on site using vintage letterpress printing presses. Since it opened, the shop’s vibrant posters have served as a leading advertising medium for southern entertainment, ranging from vaudeville and minstrel shows to magicians and opera singers, from baseball games to movies, from members of the Grand Ole Opry like Bill Monroe and Minnie Pearl, to rock & roll icons such as Elvis Presley and Chuck Berry. Today, musicians and entertainers from around the world call on Hatch Show Print to design and print eye-catching, iconic posters, drawing on the shop’s incredible collection of wood type and imagery printed from blocks made in the shop. The staff at Hatch Show Print has always been committed to the shop’s longevity, combining twenty-first century sensibilities with eighteenth century technology. The same skills and techniques used to design and print show posters are put to use to create the incredible array of prints, cards and more available here. It is almost possible to feel the patina the tools carry after a century and a half of use and to smell the hand-mixed ink used to print these vibrant pieces, one color at a time, one piece of paper at a time.