Printed in a classic combination of golden yellow and two shades of blue printed in split fountain, it’s destined to represent all the good vibes and sunny times of our hometown.
The shop’s telephone number has never changed, only evolved with the times . . . originally, it was Main 805, then 256-2805, and finally, as of January 1, 1954, the area code 615 was added on. While we’re still getting used to it (‘cause we’ve had this area code for less than half the shop’s existence, you know), this new-fangled number known as our area code in this neck of the woods has become shorthand among locals to describe what’s happening around town, and another name for Music City, USA.
The numbers (known by printers as ‘figures’) were cut in the shop, probably in the 1930s or 1940s, while the decorative elements – the skyline, burst, and stars—are all products of the twenty-first century, and mostly carved by hand in linoleum in our very own shop. This old shop is the city’s history, and we lean on that every day. And we wouldn’t have it any other way.
Size: 13.5" x 22" (approximately)
Printed on a Vandercook 232, or Miehle 29.
Handmade in Nashville, Tennessee.