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Elvis Letterpress poster

02 Feb

Elvis Letterpress Poster

Software: Adobe Photoshop CC

Tutorial: Blue LightingTV YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrfD5-FxNkg

My first posting of 2017 (mind you I did the artwork in late 2016… sigh).

Speaking of the past, letterpress printing is a style of printing that was popular before the more flexable offset printing took over (which has been replaced by digital printing). Letterpress can trace it’s roots back to Gutenburg in the 1400’s. One of the features of letterpress is it’s texture, colour overlays and sublity of colour variations.

One company who took advantage (and is still taking advantage) of the letterpress printing is the Hatch Show Print company (Nashville)  who in the 1920’s to the 1960’s created lots of posters for the various vaudville and country music acts. The Hatch Show Print Company made posters for Hank Snow, Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Elvis and more. This poster is an attempt to create some of the style of a Johnny Cash poster that the Hatch company created in the 1960’s.

I find it amusing that we use extreamly accuriate digital tools to recreate a style of printing that was popular before computers were invented.

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Posted by on February 2, 2017 in Advertisement, music poster

 

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