Jim Sherraden: Preservation Through Production

Jim Sherraden, the manager and chief designer of Nashville’s Hatch Show Print, will speak about Hatch’s work, both new and vintage, as well as the future of printmaking and letterpress. Hatch, which has produced vivid and iconic show posters for American entertainers since the 1870s, is today part of the Country Music Hall of Fame and continues to create eye-grabbing posters for musical acts from Sheryl Crow and Dave Matthews Band to mainstream country stars, such as Garth Brooks and Wynonna Judd. The Hatch printshop, now a mix of working museum, letterpress shop and tourist attraction, produces new posters from century-old type and cuts that once advertised the circus coming to town, fairs, revivals, carnivals and music acts both famous and obscure. Sherraden, an artist and printmaker as well as the driving force at Hatch, is an entertaining and authoritative speaker on the golden age of the show poster and the rebirth of letterpress printing and the physical poster in a digital age.

The lecture will include a question and answer session, and Hatch posters will be on sale in the lobby of Brown Center before the lecture.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Falvey Hall: Brown Center
1301 W Mt Royal Ave, Baltimore, MD 21217, USA

Event Type

Lecture, Speaker/Lecture/Reading


Printmaking Department





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Lauren Brick

Lauren Brick Mar 26, 2011

This talk was entertaining and informative. Could have done without the racial impersonations, though.