Old Try: Southern Posters from North of the Mason-Dixon

Store Profile

Location: online only
Specialty: Southern pride in poster form
Price range: ($) Budget - ($$) Mid-Range

Store History

  • Headquarters: Arlington, MA

A Southern print shop north of the Mason Dixon

Website

theoldtry.com

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.OldTryWhitson.jpg

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)

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