Sunday, April 20, 2008

2008 Festival Posters

Following on from the success of our Hatch Show Print posters from last year, we decided to continue and develop our relationship with the Nashville company and use them for our 2008 posters.

We're thrilled with the way they've turned out, and expect these to be even more popular than the 2007 posters - we're proud to be a small part of Hatch Show Print's rich history, and we see them producing a new piece of poster art for our festival in the upcoming years.

Here's a little history on Hatch Show Print and our 2008 poster......

Formed in 1879, Hatch Show Print is one of the oldest letter press printers in America, based in Nashville they have a uniquely identifiable art style, and an unrivalled history in producing posters for country music's biggest names as well as many multi-national and local companies.

The posters are all hand produced using letters and imagery from their own library - many of the letters, logos and images have been used repeatedly over many decades.

Using the same printing techniques over many years has kept an authentic turn of the century feel to their work - every machine is hand operated and every single poster hand made. No corners are cut and the results are stunning pieces of poster art.
Our posters are printed on uncoated 80lb cover, cream coloured with flecks in it that look like recycled paper - they're heavy, solid posters that are perfect for framing.

We opted for a three colour design, which is the maximum Hatch will allow, it means each poster has been individually passed through a press three times (once for each colour); it's a precise and time consuming process but the results are stunning and distinct from any other printing process.

These posters are available to buy prior to the festival from Fish Records, any copies that remain will be sold at the festival.