Yee-Haw has been in operation since 1996, as a unique storefront/ studio/ print factory. The small area up front is packed with merchandise, including hand-printed signs, posters, cards, fabric, and clothing, all manufactured on site.
The staff allowed us to prowl around the back, where we were fascinated and overwhelmed by the vast amount of printing blocks and typeface. The walls were filled with their unique products, and the ceiling was partly covered too. Everywhere we looked, there was something amazing. They let me take pictures of everything, as long as I promised not to steal any of their designs.
(Side note: I hate shopping in a store full of amazing stuff when I have NO money to spend!)
|Posters to the ceiling, and then some|
Yee-Haw is in a 100+-year-old building on Gay Street in historic downtown Knoxville (just a few doors down from where Hank Sr. was last seen alive).
The studio has recently collaborated with the National Gallery of Art to design & produce a unique line of Dada merchandise, available exclusively at the National Gallery for the duration of the 2006 Dada exhibition.
|By Yee-Haw artist Kevin Bradley: It is a Hugo Ball nonsense poem from 1917 - during the Dada period.|
|HUNDREDS of drawers of typeface|
|thousands of antique metal dingbats|
Unless you're me and Rhainy... we drove past it twice. Maybe three times.
|countless one-of-a-kind wooden and linoleum plates|
|So much fun stuff to look at!|
Visit their website for more info. Once there, you can also link to their Etsy store and their own blog.