I had to do it one day, right? Every month for one whole year now, a local letter lover from RVA has let me pick their brains about their work and creative process. Now it's my turn. From my early days as a budding graphic designer on AIM to my current endeavor of learning calligraphy over 100 days, here is my lettering story.
A few weeks ago, I had another Valentine's Day...at The Valentine history museum here in Richmond, Virginia. This city is chock-full of history and The Valentine has a great collection of unique objects from different time periods. Here are a few typographic finds from my visit there. (All photos by Chenla Ou unless otherwise noted.)
Talk about pressure to create flawless lettering! This month I interviewed tattoo artist Willie Kirby. Read on to find out how he got into it, what his process looks like, and the strangest phrase that he’s permanently inked on someone.
Victor Lares, of Van der Biest, has an incredible eye for detail: no doubt the result of his background in graphic design, his passion for photography and sheer talent. I chatted with him about influencers, his process and this beautiful city that we call home