Friday, December 17, 2010


LAUREL HIGH SCHOOL BENEFIT CONCERT SERIES KICKOFF
Sunday, December 19, 2010
7:00 PM (doors open at 6:30 pm)
RELIX VARIETY THEATRE
1208 N. Central Street
Knoxville, Tennessee

Hosted by WUTK's Benny Smith

featuring performances from
RB Morris and the Tim Lee 3 Band
Todd Steed with the Suns of Phere
Jill Andrews (solo)
Sandsation Dancers (belly dance)

$10 Suggested Donation (tax deductible).
Assists Laurel High School in achieving its mission and goals and continue servicing its students and the community.
Mission: Laurel High School nurtures academic excellence in extraordinary students within an inclusive, individualized, family environment. LHS was founded in 1971 as a non profit.

For more info:
info@laurelhighschool.org
(865) 525-3885

Monday, November 29, 2010


REVERTING TO TYPE EXHIBITION AT NEW NORTH PRESS LONDON

Standpoint Gallery
45 Coronet Street Open daily 10am–6pm

10th–24th Dec 2010 and 4th–22nd Jan 2011

If you live in London or will be across the pond in the next couple months, be sure to visit New North Press for a fine exhibition of progressive letterpress work including some Yee-Haw prints. Reverting to Type is an exhibition of contemporary letterpress practitioners, showcasing how a centuries-old craft is being reinvented for modern day usage. The exhibition is curated by Graham Bignell of New North Press and graphic designer Richard Ardagh and features prints and publications by progressive practitioners from around the world. To coincide with the exhibition, New North Press has published the first of an on-going series of collaborative prints by contemporary artists, designers and wordsmiths.

Contributers
Black Stone CAN / Brad Vetter USA / Carl Middleton UK / Dafi Kühne CH / Flowers&Fluerons UK / Hand & Eye UK /
Hatch Show Print USA / Hi-Artz UK / IMPO$T AUS / Jens Jørgen Hansen DEN / Marcus Müller CH / Mark Pavey UK / Mr Smith UK / Occasional Print Club UK / Prensa La Libertad ARG / Rosa De Carlo UK / Team Nerd USA / Typoretum UK / Yee-Haw! Industries USA

Collaborators
Catherine Dixon / David Peason / Fraser Muggeridge
Studio / OPX design / Peter Aston Jones / Phil Baines /
Stevey Scullion / Vikram Seth

Great video featuring the printing of posters and dodgers for the exhibtion:

Reverting to Type from Lima Charlie on Vimeo.



Monday, November 22, 2010



YEE-HAW HEADS TO NEW YORK FOR TWO HOLIDAY-CENTRIC EVENTS
Please don't hesitate to stop by one or both of these events in December. Kevin Bradley and Julie Belcher will be on hand to talk shop and provide holiday shopping suggestions.

DECEMBER 8-24, 2010
JINGLE! POP-UP STORE at CHELSEA MARKET

75 9th Avenue Between W. 15th & 16th Streets
New York, NY

Jingle is a collection of independent vendors whose goods range from the "loving hands at home" craft varieties to somewhat more sophisticated fare. Yee-Haw will erect a pop-up store chock-full of Holiday cards and giftables.

DECEMBER 12, 2010
BUST MAGAZINE CRAFTACULAR

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 West 18th Street
New York, NY

Craftacular is back and bigger than ever this year adding an additional floor at the Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City on 18th Street. Nearly 300+ Crafty Vendors-DIY-Jewelry-Cards-Clothes-Posters-Housewares-Handmade + Unique Items-Music-Dancing-Crafting How-to's-Meet Amy Sedaris...And So Much More!
HOURS: Sunday, December 12: 10am-8pm

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


















YEE-HAW ON HGTV
Friday after Thanksgiving, don't miss HGTV's special, 15 Fresh Handmade Gift Ideas. It features an interview in our studio with Christina Batch-Lee from Etsy. You'll also get to hear Julie and Kevin give insight into 'what handmade is'. Kevin says it best with, "something that is made by hand". The special airs at 5PM EST, 6PM CST.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


MIDTOWN POP-UP SHOP IN ATL
Yee-Haw fans down in the Atlanta area this holiday season will be excited to hear about the Midtown Pop-Up Shop. This will be happening Thursday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 5th. Be sure to stop by! For more info on this upcoming event, visit MidtownATL.com

Monday, November 1, 2010


-PRINTS GONE WILD-
It's happening again in 2010. Come hang out with us at Secret Project Robot in Brooklyn this weekend. We'll be presenting a large assortment of items - ALL PRINTS UNDER $50. Cannonball Press will have all the info and updates about this fine display of printmakers.

Monday, October 18, 2010


>Featured print created by Midwest Pressed

Headshot Portfolio
Have a look-see at this delightful new portfolio put together by Tim Dooley and Bill Fick. Recently exhibited at MAPC 2010, it features a wide array of great printmakers out there in the world. It's even got some Yee-Haw contributions. It's now available for your viewing pleasure on the interweb, thanks to Red Rocket Gallery.

Friday, September 24, 2010



PONDEROSA STOMP: LINE-UP PRINT
This 46x18" print was printed in 4 runs on a Vandercook 219 Power Proving Press. By printing from both ends of the paper, the artists were able to create a print twice as long as the machine was originally intended to produce. Therefore, though these are only two-color prints, they actually traveled through the press 4 times to achieve the desired result. The poster celebrates the 9th Anniversary of the Ponderosa Stomp and lists all performers and sponsors by name.


Detail of Form on Press and the marriage of antique and new laser engraved wood type.

Detail of Line-Up print.

9TH ANNUAL PONDEROSA STOMP BEGINS TONIGHT IN NEW ORLEANS
...and the whole town is talking about it, even the local news. Dr. Ira Padnos (Stomp Curator) and Jay Chevalier (official troubador of the State of Louisiana) are interviewed here, all the while displaying Yee-Haw prints that even fetched a comment from the anchorman.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


PONDEROSA STOMP: DUANE EDDY PRINT
This two-color letterpress print on chipboard was produced through the use of carved linoleum blocks, antique lead and wood type as well as newly manufactured wood type. Photo block of Duane Eddy was lazer-engraved into wood. The wood-block for the green flat was carved using a Wesel Radial Arm Router and finished using hand tools.

Form for Duane Eddy print in progress (see un-carved linoleum block)
Words on Duane Eddy from PonderosaStomp.com:
Duane Eddy
’s reign as King of Twang took off with the album “Have Twangy Guitar, Will Travel” which went to #5 on the charts in 1959. His sound came from his collaboration with a then DJ named Lee Hazlewood, driving hits like “Rebel Rouser” “Peter Gunn”, “Cannonball”, “Shazam” and “Forty Miles of Bad Road” and helping to popularize electric guitar. In 1994 Eddy was inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame.


Duane Eddy's "Rebel Rouser" by way of YouTube.

Monday, September 20, 2010


PONDEROSA STOMP: LIL' BUCK SINEGAL DODGER
This two-color dodger was hand-printed on a Vandercook SP-15 using antique lead and wood type and ornamentation as well as a routed wood block for the gold flat. The laser-engraved display type for "LIL' BUCK SINEGAL" was manufactured in house along with the photo-wood block seen in the form here.

Partial form on press for proofing to woo dblock for gold run.

Hand-set letterpress form for the lower portion of the print.
Words on Lil' Buck Sinegal from PonderosaStomp.com:
The best guitar slinger South Louisiana has to offer, Paul "Lil' Buck" Sinegal honed his chops as an Excello session man and Clifton Chenier's longtime guitarist. Revered for his work with Lil' Bob (of "I Got Loaded" fame), Rockin' Dopsie, and Fernest Arcenaux, Lil' Buck also recorded his own killer instrumentals - including "Cat Scream" and "Monkey in a Sack" - for the La Louisiane label in the late '60s. More recently, he co-founded the Lafayette-based all-star aggregation Cowboy Stew Blues Revue. In 1999, Lil' Buck was inducted into the Louisiana Blues Hall of Fame.

Video of Lil' Buck Sinegal playing guitar with former members of Clifton Chenier's band.

Friday, September 17, 2010


PONDEROSA STOMP: TRASHMEN FAN
This funeral-style fan was hand-printed on a Vandercook SP-15 using antique lead and wood type as well as a laser-engraved woodblock. The photograph employed comes from a scan of an original publicity glossy for the Trashmen.

Fan Form on Press

Detail of Hand-Set Lead and Wood Type
Words on the Trashmen from PonderosaStomp.com:
The Trashmen’s deranged proto-surf rock launched in 1964 with “Surfin’ Bird”, later recorded by a gamut of bands, from The Cramps and The Ramones to Silverchair and thrash band Sodom. It makes perfect sense that one of the most stupendous surf bands would come from Minneapolis, thousands of miles from the nearest beach!


1963 performance and interview footage of the Trashmen on American Bandstand.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


DEMOLITION DERBY HIGHLIGHTS
September 15, 2010
Tennessee Valley Fair
Knoxville, Tennessee


video

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Sugar Pie Desanto Print for Ponderosa Stomp
PONDEROSA STOMP: SUGAR PIE DESANTO PRINT
This two-color letterpress print on Clay-coated Newsback was produced through the use of carved wood blocks, antique lead and wood type as well as newly manufactured wood type. Along with the wood blocks containing photographic information, the new type was produced in-house on a 100 watt laser engraver. The block for the blue flat (pictured below) was carved using a Wesel Radial Arm Router and finished using hand tools.


Routed and Hand-Carved Block
Words on Sugar Pie from PonderosaStomp.com
:
Sugar Pie Desanto
's career began at a talent show when Johnny Otis spotted her talent (she won) and offered her a contract on the spot. She joined his revue and he nicknamed her Sugar Pie. While she is best known for hits like “I Want to Know”, which hit #4 on the R&B charts in 1960, “Soulful Dress” in 1964, and duets with Etta James on “Do I Make Myself Clear” and “In the Basement, Part 1”, she is a songwriter whose songs have been recorded by Fontella Bass, Little Milton, Minnie Riperton and The Dells. Sugar Pie has also been known to bust out free standing back-flips on stage.


Video of Sugar Pie Desanto from a 1964 performance in England.

PONDEROSA STOMP No. 9
September 24-25, 2010 - House of Blues - New Orleans

The Ponderosa Stomp is an American roots music festival dedicated to recognizing the architects of rock-n-roll, blues, jazz, country, swamp pop, and soul. Founded in New Orleans and produced by the non-profit Mystic Knights of the Mau Mau, a diverse group of music fanatics who have presented over 50 concerts with over 200 musical legends, the Stomp always succeeds in exposing rare musical icons to their adoring fans and to new audiences. The Stomp itself has now become legendary in reviving careers and giving a new lease on musical life to so many performers.

Yee-Haw Industries houses the offices of the Knoxville Chapter of the Mystic Knights of the Mau Mau and is a long-time sponsor of the Ponderosa Stomp. We've donated promotional pieces to the Stomp for years, and have just these past couple weeks had three presses running to produce 7 printed pieces for this year's event. Over the course of the next week leading up to this year's Stomp, we'll show you the work and spotlight some of the musicians featured thereon.

Ponderosa Stomp Official Site

Monday, August 23, 2010


PRINTERVENTION OPENING IN NASHVILLE
Open Lot presents Printervention
Opening Reception Saturday August 28th, 6-10pm
On View August 28th-September 5th, 2010 by appointment

Open Lot
1307 Jewell Street
Nashville, TN 37207
http://www.theopenlot.org

Open Lot presents Printervention, an exhibition and public art project
inspired by cultural programs created through FDR’s New Deal and The
Works Progress Administration. It underscores the necessity for public
support of artists and raises awareness of the social and political
issues of our day. Printervention debuted in Chicago in the Spring of
2010 as part of the Version Festival. The Nashville exhibition will
include work presented in the inaugural exhibition supplemented with
printmaking demonstrations and collaborations and include additional
works by Tennessee printers Christopher Cheney, Mark Hosford, Jennifer
Leach, Bryce McCloud, Bethany Taylor, Ericka Walker, and Yee-Haw
Industries.

Following the opening reception, music by ttotals, CloudlandCANYON,
Black Static, and Sparkling Wide Pressure perform, beginning at 9pm.
For images and additional information, visit www.printervention.org.

Monday, August 16, 2010


LEAD TYPE ON UP FOR AUCTION ON EBAY
Type from the Yee-Haw Collection is up for auction on eBay. One may wonder why we would be willing to part with this type. Well, friends, it is because we want it to have a home where will be put to use. The fonts for sale are those of which we have duplicates as well as those we haven't put to use in a while. Feel free to view and bid on these auctions here.





Tuesday, August 10, 2010



ROTOVISION AND CHRONICLE BOOKS RELEASE NEW BOOK SURVEYING CONTEMPORARY PRACTICES IN LETTERPRESS

Yee-Haw's own Adam Hickman Ewing prepared the foreword for a new book compiled by Charlotte Rivers, available from RotoVision as Reinventing Letterpress in the UK and from Chronicle Books as The Little Book of Letterpress in the USA. The first few pages of the book give a brief history of letterpress printing and go on to provide a layman's look into traditional and more modern printing practices. The remainder of the book spotlights the work of over 100 letterpress studios across the country and over the sea. More on the book from RotoVision can be found here.

Monday, August 9, 2010


Alpha Zomby: Blood Master letterpress print by B.J. Alumbaugh.
SHOW POSTER POSTER SHOW AT LUX CENTER FOR THE ARTS
Some of our recent work is on display through August 28th at Lux Center for the Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska. The exhibition is called "Show Poster Poster Show" and also includes work from Paul Berkbigler, Dirk Fowler, Hammerpress, Bennett Holzworth, Bryce McCloud, Casey McGarr, Megan Timanus, and Brad Vetter. More information on the Lux Center can be found here.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010



APPALACHIAN STRING BAND FESTIVAL
August 4 through 8

Julie and Adam will be attending this year's festival with some new Yee-Haw goods. Be sure to say hey if you're up in Clifftop.

Friday, July 2, 2010






NEW YEE-HAW DESIGNED PRODUCTS BROUGHT TO YOU BY BLUE Q


Be sure to check out our friends at Blue Q, now offering new dishtowels and gum packs designed by Yee-Haw. They've got a sweet deal on free shipping going on through July 5th. Pick some up now!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010




HARD HAT AND A HAMMER
Be sure to check out Kevin's spot in the new Alan Jackson music video, "Hard Hat and a Hammer". God bless the workin' man.

Thursday, May 20, 2010



COME SEE US IN NASHVILLE THIS WEEKEND
We'll be heading down the road for the East Nashville Arts Fest this coming weekend. Event will take place under the open sky at the Five Points in East Nashville from 11AM-7PM. Art, Craft and jewelry from Yee-Haw, Dolan Geiman, Melissa Banks, Alex Leopold, Nancy Deal, Lisa Norris of Made By One Girl and many more.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Promotional Postcard by BJ Alumbaugh
YEE-HAW EXHIBITION AT WAREHOUSE ROW

1110 Market Street Chattanooga, TN 37402
Opening with the Artists - May 13 from 5-7pm
Join us for Art, Music, Food and Drink.

Thursday, March 18, 2010


CRITERION COLLECTION RELEASES MYSTERY TRAIN ON BLUE-RAY AND DVD
Jim Jarmusch's classic film Mystery Train is now available for pre-order from the Criterion Collection and features Yee-Haw designed cover artwork.
More from Criterion here

Wednesday, February 24, 2010



Kevin Bradley & BJ Alumbaugh will be giving a presentation about the studio & design work. Prints will be sold after the lecture. Hope you can make it. Tell your friends in Columbia SC.

Friday, February 26, 2010
5:30 SOCIAL
6:30 LECTURE

SCETV Center for Media Management
Bank of America Room
1101 George Rogers Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29201

AIGA Members: Free
Non-Member Professionals: $15
Non-Member Students: $5

Yee-Haw in Japan
Special thanks to Tom's Office for keeping us updated on happenings in Japan. Adam Ewing's 'Feathered Friends' were recently featured in 'An An' magazine.

Friday, January 15, 2010


New Storetry print from Kevin Bradley - printed 1/13/09
-click image to view larger photo


Yee-Haw @ University of Northern Iowa

Adam and BJ will be up north giving lectures and letterpress demos on February 1st and 2nd. This will be in conjunction with the Yee-Haw art exhibit, "Wall to Wall: 10 Years of Art for the People" currently up in the UNI Gallery of Art. The show will be up through February 1. A closing reception will follow the 7:00 pm lecture on February 1st.