OTPSI love everything about the folks at the Old Try, a small letterpress print shop based outside of Boston but has a distinctly southern charm.

About Old Try: “We’re a couple from Alabama and North Carolina who moved to Boston back in 2007. We miss the South. But aren’t quite ready to move back there yet. And much like other Southerners who have pangs of being away from home (Faulkner, Morris and Blount Jr. all come to mind), we have a similar longing for it. One that we find is often better when we’ve been away for a spell. Faulkner said to write what you know. Well, as a couple in the cold north, we’re going to do one different: we’re going to design what we know. We’re here to make things that connect people to places. Right now those things are mainly letterpress posters, printed on old machines with moveable type and wood blocks, just like what would have been used a hundred years ago. Later those things might be other things. Who knows where this will lead us? Whatever the case, it’s going to be Southern. Because we are. Even when we aren’t. Here’s to taking a chance and seeing where it takes us. Here’s to the Old Try.”

Old Try prints posters (and other items) that pay homage to the American South, items like, Down Home, honoring the great State of North Carolina: “A toast for North Carolina adopted by the NC General Assembly, 1957. ‘Here’s to the land of the long leaf pine, the summer land where the sun doth shine, where the weak grow strong and the strong grow great, here’s to Down Home, the Old North State!’”

Browse all the great offering of Old Try here.

Peruse the Old Try blog here.