By Jim Sherraden, Elek Horvath, and Paul Kingsbury. Chronicle Books, 2001
For more than a century, Nashville’s Hatch Show Print has produced show posters for entertainers of all stripes, from country musicians to magicians, and professional wrestlers to rock stars. This lavish book—co-authored by shop manager Jim Sherraden—is the fully illustrated tour of this iconic institution, offering a glimpse into the history of American entertainment through dynamic and distinctive posters from the late 1800s to the new century. Using handcrafted letterpress methods, Hatch has created posters for Country Music Hall of Fame members Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton, Elvis Presley, Hank Williams, and many others. But country music has hardly been its only specialty; from the Byrds to R.E.M., Pearl Jam, and the Beastie Boys, Hatch has serviced acts of every ilk, bringing a trademark look that always makes fans take notice. Complete with over 175 illustrations, including historical photographs and scores of beautiful posters, Hatch Show Print is a dazzling document of this legendary print shop.
Copyright 2001 Country Music Foundation, Inc.
1997 Belmont University Book Award