- Location: online only
- Specialty: Southern pride in poster form
- Price range: $-$$
- Website: theoldtry.com
- Headquarters: Arlington, MA
Letterpress, like manners, is an old art. Though there are decidedly less formal options in our modern world, both show character and charm, and for that, they deserve to be preserved. Using one to display the other, well, Old Try has it covered.
The Whitsons live in Boston, but come from Alabama and North Carolina. As Southerners surrounded with a lack of honorifics and saccharine tea, they set out to create some reminders of home.
Fresh and creative with nary a Georgia peach in sight, the couple doesn't rely on common imagery to populate their prints. Instead, their thoughtful execution represents each state and the region with fondness. Even a lifelong New Englander like myself can appreciate the strong typography and graphic style of Old Try's posters.
(Images: Old Try)