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


DECEMBER 10-23
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.
HOURS:
December 10 - Store Opening 4PM
Monday-Friday 10:30AM-7PM
Saturday 10:30AM-7PM
Sunday 10:30AM-6PM



Peace flat card. Antique Wood Typography / Woodblock.

DECEMBER 6, 2009
Bust Magazine's CRAFTACULAR

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
New York, New York

bust.com/craftacular

DECEMBER WEEKENDS, 2009
BOWERY BAZAAR

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.
HOURS:
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays in December
CLOSED CHRISTMAS DAY
thebowerybazaar.com

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.
HOURS:
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


KENTUCK '09
Thanks to all the folks that came out for the Kentuck Festival this last weekend. Although it was a bit muddy and cool out, the festival ended on a sunny note.

Thursday, October 1, 2009



COME ONE! COME ALL! BRING YOUR FRIENDS!
OPENING RECEPTION for YEE-HAW EXHIBITION at CHELSEA MARKET
75 9th Avenue (Between 15th and 16th Streets), New York, NY
THIS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 6 from 7-9PM
Food and wine will be on-hand, as well as Yee-Haw founders Julie Belcher and Kevin Bradley.

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


UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS
GALLERY STOKES
Atlanta, Georgia

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.
www.gallerystokes.com

CHELSEA MARKET
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.
www.chelseamarket.com

Thursday, August 13, 2009


The new upgraded Webb Wilder Credo - available on ETSY


recently completed poster for the Shelter Island Beach Blast

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


5 NEW STORETRY PRINTS NOW AVAILABLE ON ETSY

Friday, June 26, 2009


JUNIOR RANGER & CARNIVAL 2010 CALENDARS
Our friend Bjorn Rune Lie has sent us some beautiful work featured on these fine calendars. With the year half-over now, it's not too early to start thinking about 2010...

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.

BONNAROO SURVIVORS
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.


video

Friday, June 5, 2009


BEWARE
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

BONNAROO 2009

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



DEAR BLOGGERS
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

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

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.
www.merlefest.org

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Miller and current intern Walter Egan get familiar with the job case.


Jarvis runs the SP as Alumbaugh mixes ink.

YOUNGBLOODS

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
TheDieLine.com
New York Times

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009





LOOKING BACK...
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





HAMBURGER SIGHTING
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.