Trend Alert: Letterpress City Posters

September 7, 2013 | By and | Comments (1)
Photo by Robbie Caponetto

Photo by Robbie Caponetto

For this week’s Southern Snapshot we are celebrating the artists who capture our region in a different way. Letterpress companies, known mostly for their rocking concert posters, have been branching out to create pinnable odes to their cities and its institution.

Here, some of our favorite Southern-bred pieces of wall art. Bonus: These pieces are a great, inexpensive way to show your love for your favorite cities. 

Photo courtesy Grand Palace

Photo courtesy Grand Palace

Nashville company Grand Palace Silkscreen created this poster to show support for Vanderbilt’s independent radio station, WRVU.

Photo Courtesy Cricket Press

Photo Courtesy Cricket Press

We love the shade of blue Lexington’s Cricket Press used in its birthday poster for the iconic Kentucky Theatre.

Photo courtesy Yellowhammer Creative

Photo courtesy Yellowhammer Creative

We’re buying up this whole stack of Birmingham Barons posters made to celebrate the move of the baseball stadium downtown by local company, Yellowhammer Creative.

Photo courtesy Bottle Rocket Designs

Photo courtesy Bottle Rocket Designs

We jumped on the bandwagon and asked Austin-based Bottle Rocket Designs to create a poster that shows off the best aspects of life in the South: food, architecture, water sports, and style. Yea, life down in Dixie pretty much rocks. Get the print for only $20 here.

COMMENTS

  1. c.v.r.

    I clicked on the link immediately to Yellowhammer Press. So glad I did, they are doing some amazing work. Same for the other studios, great great stuff. I do want to point out one thing though, as amazing as all of this hand-done work is, and it is beautiful work, these are screen printed not letterpress. There is a big difference. Still beautiful, labor intensive, and done by hand, but completely different process.

    September 9, 2013 at 6:10 pm