5/23/17

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We've got a new one up for presale. She's called Nashville Ice and would look smashing in your Nashville pad.

5/22/17

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Folks have been asking for a Citadel print for years. So we finally got around to drawing one up. We're trying something new. Instead of printing up things that we think are good looking, we'll let you decide if they are. We're listing this print as an On Deck presale. Once we can get 15 ordered, we'll print them up. And for partnering up with us and helping us keep our costs in check, we'll give you 20% off. So tell your friends and spread the word. The quicker we get to 15, the quicker you can get this beauty on your wall. At any point that you get tired of waiting, let us know, and we’ll refund your money. Deal?

5/21/17

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See child? From the top of this ferris wheel you can see Boston. And down below you can see you mother and baby brother. We are the luckiest, are we not?

5/18/17

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On the Ole Miss campus, the speed limit is 18 mph. That's in honor of one of the elder statesman of Rebel football, Archie Manning. Fortunately they didn't lower it to 10 when Eli graduated, because even though things move slow in the South, ten on the speedometer is just ridiculous. We're trying something new. Instead of printing up things that we think are good looking, we'll let you decide if they are. We're listing this print as a presale. Once we can get 15 ordered, we'll print them up. We've got 2 ordered of this one already, so we're 13% of the way there. And for partnering up with us and helping us keep our costs in check, we'll give you 20% off. So tell your friends and spread the word. The quicker we get to 15, the quicker you can get this beauty on your wall. At any point that you get tired of waiting, let us know, and we’ll refund your money. Deal?

5/17/17

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I'd never really thought about how much you go around the horn to spell Alabama until I drew up this print. All points lead back to the A it seems. At any rate, with this print, we're trying something new. Instead of printing up things that we think are good looking, we'll let you decide if they are. We're listing this print as a presale. Once we can get 15 ordered, we'll print them up. (We've got 2 ordered already.) And for partnering up with us and helping us keep our costs in check, we'll give you 20% off. So tell your friends and spread the word. The quicker we get to 15, the quicker you can get this beauty on your wall. At any point that you get tired of waiting, let us know, and we’ll refund your money. Deal?

5/16/17

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I'm saddened to hear of the passing of an old friend of mine, Ritchie Miller, from Mississippi. He was truly one of the good ones. Until we meet again, brother. 📷@bethmorganphotography

5/15/17

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Hellfire and brimstone might work for some, but the Gospel of Grace is what I think draws heathens near. I was in New Orleans with a friend, chatting into the sunrise on a Sunday morning. As we left the bar and passed churchgoers, smelling of booze and the night, I asked my friend if we should feel ashamed. “No sir,” he replied. “Jesus loves me, and I love me some Jesus.” Back in stock. Link in bio.

5/12/17

5/9/17

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This Father’s Day, I’m riding 180 miles across Maine with the American Lung Association's Trek Across Maine in honor of my mom’s father. J.V. (his given name) was a company man. Working in a factory in Eastern Arkansas his whole life, for long hours, in support of his family. The cramped, poorly ventilated spaces eventually got to him, and he developed mesothelioma which ended up being the thing that sent him home. I’m going to be riding in the clean Maine air, to raise funds for the ALA’s mission to improve the air that we all breathe, and thereby lessening the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families. Because my momma deserved to have her daddy. And I want to make sure my daughter does, too. Half the proceeds of this print (Dirigio: the Maine State motto meaning I Lead) will go to my fundraising. If you don’t want to buy a would you mind donating a few bucks anyways? Every bit helps. Link in bio.

5/8/17

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You've got six days to get something for Y'mom'n'em. We've got about 20 of these left.

4/29/17

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Annie nailed the big sister audition. Granted, she did ply him with a stuffed lion.

4/28/17

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Elliot Stokes Whitson arrived in fine fashion this morning. 8lbs 13oz. Momma and boy are doing fine. #letterboardfridays

4/27/17

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April 27, 2011. After those tornadoes in Alabama, I just couldn't help expressing my broken heart for my smashed state. I saw the helicopter footage of those thinned forests and broken towns. Places I knew well were being broadcast on the television a thousand miles away, and I didn’t have one neighbor who knew those places like I did. Faulkner said to write what you know. Old Try started that way. By writing and designing Southern things for folks who lived in and out of the South. Things that connect people to a place they go to in their dreams, or a place they could never convince themselves to leave. April 27th was terrible. But it caused me to start something beautiful. I can't hate it for that.

4/26/17

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@mini629 is due in 37 hours. So of course I'm at the Sox / Yankees #becausesports

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How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, and who say to Zion, "Your God reigns." And who leave amazing swag. ☕️🙌🏻

4/24/17

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Back in stock. Order today and it'll be there in time for your Derby party. 🥃🏇🏼

4/23/17

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Spent most of yesterday trying to convince @erinapier and @scotsman.co to make an #hgtvhometown season in my town.

4/22/17

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Final touches on the boy's room from the lens of @lesleemitchell. Looks like #ouidawagoneer if you ask me.

4/20/17

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Go West, young man, go West and grow up with the country. - Horace Greeley Knew I had to. Get out there. West. For a summer, at least. Breathe in the mountain air. Leave my cares back in Mississippi and drive up into Wyoming. Time away from everyone I knew and everything that I was. Up to the mountain. She helped me gain perspective. To see clearly. To witness a bit of God's green Earth west of the River. I headed back into the valley knowing I'd seen clear to the other ocean. And it was time to get on home. It's National Parks week. 10% of proceeds from this print.

4/18/17

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It's National Parks week, and I think you should get out there and enjoy those wild places that are calling. And also grab one of these prints we made with @western_rise. 10% of proceeds go to preserve the open spaces in our great land.

4/17/17

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Today is Patriots' Day – a day to mark the battles of Lexington and Concord. Here in Boston, today marks our first day of Spring. Schools are out. The Sox are at home. The Boston Marathon is run. And the weather, no matter how raw it may be (though today the weather is famous), points to better things ahead.

4/14/17

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And with that he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19:30 #letterboardfridays

4/12/17

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Split land. That's what Yoknapatawpha means. But that isn't what it means. To scores, it means the land of the Snopes family. To a lesser number, it means the Square, the University. To me – a rich, complex, messy, gorgeous land of duality and literature and steamy summers. There the hills yawn until they flatten out just 35 miles west where the delta stretches out to Old Man River. Faulkner's postage stamp. Mississippi's gem. The South's South.

4/8/17

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For as little as $4.50 a day, you too can be on The Augusta Diet.

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48 hours away from one kid. 3 weeks away from another. Team Whitson came to take a breather.

4/7/17

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Inside us all there is a wild thing. Isadore Duncan on #letterboardfridays

4/6/17

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Growing up, there was no place cooler than Nashville. I’d head up there with a buddy whose sister was at Vandy. She had friends. A cool car. An idea of how to get to Tower Records. She’d hang out in coffee shops that I didn’t even know existed, and listen to bands at venues I could only imagine. The lights were brighter in Nashville. The people, more beautiful. The state flag, more exotic. The letterpress, legendary. Every weekend had to end. And every drive back south to small town Alabama left me feeling that I was destined to move to a big city, where everything is illuminated.

4/5/17

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Several years ago, I did my buddy's logo for a little biscuit shop he was opening in Cahaba Heights. Well, he's about to expand and open his second location in Birmingham at the Pizitz. And this @alabamabiscuit location is gonna have a great big huge logo. That's because Birch is doing big things. I'm proud of our work, and I'm proud to call him a friend.

4/4/17

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Last night they had six. This morning, seven. (Yes, in my excitement I had left off the Heels of 1924.) 🐑🏀

4/3/17

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Make it six. And grab one of these prints to hang proudly.

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The sun is out, the birds are singing, the snow is melting. Let's head down to Fenway. #openingday 📷@mitchellbatco

3/30/17

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That one time @warehouserow went all red white and blue with our prints. #tbt

3/29/17

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We've got some handsome caps on the site from our buddies at @civilstandard. This Alabama one now comes in navy. 🙌🏻

3/28/17

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Man can not live on bread alone. But add some beautiful fairways, greens, pimento cheese and fermented drinks, and he can live just fine down in Augusta. We've teamed up again with our buddies @criquetshirts to make a great print tipping its cap to the Masters. Available for pre-sale now. Link in header.

3/27/17

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The Tar Heels of North Carolina made it to their record 20th Final Four! So how about 20% off this handsome print until tip later this week.