Limited Edition Hatch Memo Books

$14.95
$14.95

Limited Edition Hatch Memo Books

  • Made in Illinois
  • Measures 3.5" x 5.5"
  • Ruled paper
  • Set of 3

Nashville’s legendary letterpress print shop was founded by the brothers Hatch in 1879 and remains the living heartbeat of classic American poster design. Since the early days of Field Notes' Quarterly Editions, in order to explore the history of American printing, publishing and and design, they were going to have to collaborate with Hatch Show Print. 

Hatch is known for letterpress-printed posters. For many years, they’ve found ways to recombine their enormous archive of historic images and type in ways that always seem fresh and vibrant, but also timeless. Hatch makes large posters. Field Notes makes small notebooks.

Working with an imaginative three-poster public service campaign about effective poster design, and named Pressing Issues: A Series on Ink, Paper, and Muscle. They wrote some copy and made a couple of really rough sketches and the left it to the crew at Hatch to design and print.

Next, they cut up the three finished posters into covers for the Fall Memo Books. Each poster yielded six covers, and included are one book from each poster in the 3-Packs. As a result of that, and the natural variations in letterpress printing, there’s a ton of  variety in the run.

The covers are on Domtar Cougar 100-lb white cover stock with a brute-force application of a variety of hand-mixed Kennedy oil-based inks, including "Just About Pantone 637." The body pages are ruled in light blue on a smooth 60lb stock from Finch.