National Day of the American Cowboy Poster from Hatch

National Day of the American Cowboy Poster from Hatch

The National Day of the American Cowboy is sponsored by American Cowboy magazine, so while I was in the feed store I leafed through some issues of that magazine and also the companion magazine Cowboy Legends. It was in this later magazine that I fortuitously encountered a creative use of our Tuscarora font in a full-page ad for the Kansas …


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Hatch Show Print Wine Labels

While wandering through the wine aisle at Target (not normally known for its cool wines or artistic experiences), my eye was caught by the striking label on a bottle of Argentinian Malbec from The Rebels which features a design by Brad Vetter of Hatch Show Prints, produced in their unique style and featuring many fonts, especially on the back label, …


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The Hatch Show Print Exhibit

At the risk of overpromoting something which I’ve already given some attention to, I did get a chance to go to the last day of the Hatch Show Print exhibit at the


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Hatch Show Print Exhibit in Austin

Austin Museum of Art for a month to see the Hatch Show Print exhibit. It’s a collection of historical posters from one of the most famous poster printers in the world. Hatch has been producing show posters since the 19th century and is still printing using traditional letterpress and hand-cut woodblock art. Their posters are iconic in the history of …


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Letterpress Font Collection

Letterpress Font Collection

Click any font to see more. Letterpress printing is one of the oldest and simplest forms of printing, using letters carved into wooden blocks or cut from a rubbery material and attached to the blocks and then printed as a whole page composed of multiple elements. Today it is used primarily for poster printing by presses like Hatch Show Prints …


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Fonts With Style

At the Scriptorium we’re celebrating our 25th year designing original fonts and unique revivals of antique typefaces with over 600 fonts in circulation and new releases appearing twice a month. For those who aren’t familiar with our products — which include not only fonts but also unique collections of vintage illustrations and graphic arts resources — this is a short …


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Poster: National Day of the American Cowboy

In a moment of pure serendipity I went down to our local feed store to get scratch for our chickens and discovered that they had changed their Sunday hours and I was out of luck, but stapled to the wall was the charming poster you can see to the right. Since the event was over, I couldn’t resist taking the …


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Letterpress Printing I: Project Research

I have a commission to do an event poster for a festival coming up this fall. Rather than do the obvious and design it on the computer and then print it by any of the obvious high-tech methods, I thought I would look into what it would take to set up a homemade letterpress printing press and print the posters …


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New Font: Letterpress Gothic

With all the coverage we did of the Hatch Show Print exhibit it seemed only appropriate to develop a font which embodied that design look. The result is our new Letterpress Gothic font which embodies one of the quirks of letterpress printing, the occasional combination of characters which are very similar, but don’t quite match. To do this we took …


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