Thursday, November 12, 2009
Photograph by Nick Sherman via flickr.
PHOTOGRAPHS FROM CHELSEA MARKET EXHIBITION
Stumbled upon these fine photographs by typographer and pizza enthusiast Nick Sherman on flickr today. Nick has also given the show a nice review on his excellent and most informative blog at Woodtyper.com.
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Mazel Tov flat card. Antique Wood Typography / Woodblock.
The Holidays are upon us again, and they seem to begin earlier every year. On top of new cards for the season and plenty of new prints to give as gifts, we're making ourselves and our wares available in New York City this season. Come visit.
OCTOBER 4-JANUARY 2
YEE-HAW EXHIBITION at CHELSEA MARKET
JINGLE at CHELSEA MARKET
New York, New York
This 22-building complex fills two entire blocks bound by 9th and 11th Avenues from 15th to 16th Street. Our current exhibition continues to adorn the Great Hall through January 2nd, and Yee-Haw will set up a pop-up store as part of the 3rd Annual Jingle at Chelsea Market event. On-hand will be hand-printed cards, posters, prints and apparel.
December 10 - Store Opening 4PM
Peace flat card. Antique Wood Typography / Woodblock.
DECEMBER 6, 2009
Bust Magazine's CRAFTACULAR
125 West 18th Street
New York, New York
DECEMBER WEEKENDS, 2009
351 Bowery between E. 3rd & E. 4th Street)
New York, New York
Home to 30 plus vendors of designer clothing, home goods, rare trinkets, vintage and new jewelry, unique candy and much more.
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in December
CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY
DECEMBER 20,26 & 27
ARTISTS & FLEAS
129 N. 6th Street (between Bedford & Berry)
Brooklyn, New York
L Train to Bedford; G Train to Metropolitan; JMZ to Broadway
Artists & Fleas creates weekly markets where emerging artists, designers, vintage collectors, and handmade crafters can set up shop and come in direct contact with the consumer public.
Saturday, December 20: 12-8PM
Saturday, December 26: 12-8PM
Sunday, December 27: 12-8PM
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
Business Card for Adrienne Webster, bookkeeper
Adrienne Webster Photo by J. Miles Cary for the Knoxville News Sentinel
Walter Egan (RIGHT) sorting type with British two-day impromptu intern Matthew Miller.
YEE-HAW FAMILY GETS PROPS IN LOCAL PAPER/ ON POPULAR BLOG
Adrienne Webster, Yee-Haw's bookkeeper and jack-of-all-duties, was featured in the Community Section in today's Knoxville News Sentinel.
Read the full article here
Walter Egan, the shop's intern last winter, was spotlighted on the design blog "Poppy Talk" yesterday. Contrary to the information in the article, Walter is now a graduate of the University of Tennessee and has since moved on to the greener pastures of Seattle, Washington.
See Poppy Talk post here
Monday, October 19, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
IMAGES FROM GALLERY STOKES
View exhibition online here.
A word about the work from Kevin Bradley:
This body of prints exists as a testament to my less-than-anal methods of printmaking. This collection consists of mis-registered, mis-inked and otherwise mis-guided efforts of the edition process. These prints are a by-product of the original editions. They have not been treated or considered special. They were at first bastard prints; the proper term for them is “make-ready prints” used for alignment and the pressure adjustment on the press while printing other editions. Of course they have also evolved into their own during the process of over printing and excessive layering of information; they have become a working history of what happens on the press.
I have always been attracted to the accident. That is where the mystery lives. I feel like the things we throw away and discard without thought are often things of simple beauty and truth that cannot be achieved consciously. The make-ready print serves a purpose to the printmaker in that the accident can be incorporated into editions and still keep the vitality of surprise that the process tries to kill.
These prints exist as a working conversation between type and image, between content and concept and between form and function. These 41" x 29" prints are hand-inked and hand-printed on a 4'x10' Tackach relief press using wood type, lead type and carved wood blocks at the studio of Yee-Haw Industries in Knoxville, Tennessee, over a period of three years (2006-2009). They are part of a larger series of make-ready prints that document the history of a working letterpress shop from 1997 until present.
Monday, August 31, 2009
SEPTEMBER 10-OCTOBER 17, 2009
Gallery Stokes will be hosting an exhibition for Kevin Bradley, letterpress mastermind and Yee-Haw co-founder. Opening Reception falls on Friday, September 25th from 7 - 10pm.
New York, New York
OCTOBER 4-JANUARY 2, 2009
Yee-Haw's work will adorn the vast and cavernous Chelsea Market, located in the Meat Packing District of New York's West Village. Chelsea Market is an enclosed, urban food court and shopping mall in New York City. It was built within the former Nabisco factory complex where the Oreo cookie was invented and produced. The 22-building complex fills two entire blocks bound by 9th and 11th Avenues from 15th to 16th Street.
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
LETTERPRESS IN IOWA
On a recent trip back to Iowa I was able to stop in the town of Panora's 'Historic Village'. There I found a small building dedicated to the newspaper print shop. One part I enjoyed were some actual sale posters from the area ranging from 1865-1900. These posters incorporated variations of wood type that Yee-Haw still uses today.
Friday, July 17, 2009
Hot Plate Jewelry by Sharon Belcher. Asheville, NC
HANDMADE SUMMER 2009
Our friend Jill Colquitt has put together a fine even this weekend. Work from some 20 local and regional artists will be on display and for sale at very affordable prices. The show takes place from July 17th-19th at 409 South Gay Street, between Yee-Haw and Downtown Wine & Spirits.
Hours: Friday: 12-9 - Saturday: 10-9 - Sunday: 1-5
Open House - Friday, July 17th - 4-9pm
Music by Nathan from Lost & Found, Special Treats by Magpies & Luxe Catering & Events, Flowers by the Flowerpot
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
The Ferris Wheel on the day before the festival..
Shopper clad in a dress made completely from plastic Target shopping bags.
A baby Blue Jay fallen from its nest in a tree just over our booth.
The Giant Mushroom fountain / hippie shower.
Our booth setup.
After conquering Bonnaroo, we're back in the shop crankin' on the presses. The weather was pretty tolerable the whole time with plenty of great musical acts to report. Next on our list of travels will be 'The Big Crafty' in Asheville, NC on July 12.
Friday, June 5, 2009
This print was completed today for the upcoming Bonnie 'Prince' Billy show in Nashville also with Bachelorette. It boasts an impressive 8 runs through the press. Rarely will we make a print with this many color runs, but it felt like a good time to let one loose. This run will be a limited edition of 260 prints.
Thursday, June 4, 2009
MARK ELLIOT PRINTS TURNED RUGS
North Carolina's Mark Elliot has been our most frequent visiting artist since the addition of a 10' x 4' Takach etching press to our upstairs studio. He has recently had 8 different rugs made from prints created here in years past. For more information on these fine floor coverings, feel free to contact Julie Belcher.
Monday, June 1, 2009
YeeHaw's 2007 Official Bonnaroo poster created by Kevin Bradley
As in previous years, we'll be presenting our work at the 2009 Bonnaroo festival held in Manchester, TN. There are some great acts on the line-up, and hopefully we'll be able to get away from the booth a little bit to go see some. The full list of musical acts, as well as other goings-on can be viewed here. If you happen to be at the festival, stop on over and say hello. We can be found in the Centeroo area. If you can make it to the giant water fountain, you're not far away.
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
I know it's been a little while, but we haven't forgotten about you folks, so hang in there. Summer is now upon us and we'll be giving you the details of all the events happening here at Yee-Haw. Tonight we're happy to say that Will Oldham will be playing down the street from us. Lichens is also sure to be a great act. If you're here in Knoxville definitely come check it out! This is one that you don't want to miss
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Mandolin print by BJ Alumbaugh
FESTIVAL SEASON IS HERE AGAIN...
Yee-Haw will be hitting the road this spring and summer to vend our wares at several music festivals. The first one is happening this weekend in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. Doc Watson started Merlefest in 1988 as a community garden fundraiser in memory of his son Merle. It has grown and grown every year and now hosts over 50,000 music enthusiasts.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Miller and current intern Walter Egan get familiar with the job case.
Jarvis runs the SP as Alumbaugh mixes ink.
A big thank you to Matthew Miller of York, England and Isabella "Izzy" Jarvis of Bloomington, Indiana. Serving recently as weeklong interns in the shop, the two teens were a great help and general joy to have around.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
LONG LIVE THE EMPRESS
Antoinette K-Doe, the irrepressible widow of rhythm & blues singer Ernie K-Doe who transformed the Mother-in-Law Lounge into a living shrine and community center, died on Fat Tuesday. Pictured with her here in April 2008 are Yee-Haw founders Julie Belcher and Kevin Bradley.
Full Story Here
UGLY MUG TO BE HONORED BY HOW INT'L DESIGN
In 2007, Young & Laramore and Yee-Haw teamed up to revamp the product packaging for Memphis based coffee company Ugly Mug. The new campaign has received much positive feedback in the time since its release. We're proud to announce that Ugly Mug will be honored by HOW International Design, a group that focuses on design creativity in the business world. To read more positive feedback on this topic, check these articles out:
Package Design Magazine
New York Times
Thursday, February 12, 2009
This panoramic view of early day Yee-Haw was captured by design mastermind Tony Brock in the year 2000...so much unused space. Pictured from left to right: Kelly Hitzing, Adam Hickman Ewing, AB, Kevin Bradley, Julie Belcher and Kyle Blue. Kelly now lives in Brooklyn, New York, often printing at the Center for Book Arts. AB lives in Cincinnati and still gives wonderful massages. Kyle Blue served as the first Yee-Haw intern, and is currently working as design director at Dwell magazine. If you would like to get inside his head a bit, read this interview about the redesign of Dwell. In our near 11 years, we've been host to somewhere in the neighborhood of 70 interns from all over the country, and are consistently seeking eager eyes, ears and arms.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
During last weekend's Big Ears Festival, the shop was included as a stop in comedian Neil Hamburger's "Architectural Tour of Downtown Knoxville." According to Hamburger, Yee-Haw has been bought out by corporate health and hygiene super giant Kimberly-Clark, and now busies itself printing inserts for tampon boxes rather than making posters for "crappy local bands"...While earlier passing a noisy construction sight, Hamburger said "Put them on stage; that's what you came to hear anyway." The festival was written up in yesterday's New York Times.
Monday, January 26, 2009
BIG EARS FESTIVAL
Hey y'all. Wanted to let you know of a sweet little festival coming Knoxville's way (if you haven't already heard). For those of you thinking about venturing over, now's the time. This is definitely one festival not to be missed. Such acts as Antony and the Johnsons, as well as Philip Glass, Fennesz, and Dan Deacon will all be performing, right here in Knoxville! The shows will be spread out through a number of venues in the downtown Knoxville area. The complete line-up can be found at BIG EARS.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
HAPPY NEW YEAR
We've polished off the cookie plate and are now back in the shop gearing up for 2009's upcoming events. The New York International Gift Fair is right around the corner, and once again, we'll be holding it down in NYC. If you're headed up that way at the end of the month, be sure to stop on by and say hey. Thanks to all of you who made our Christmas open house a huge success. Above is a photo of the CC String band providing the tunes for the party.