In recent years, Richmond has (thankfully) come to appreciate and encourage street art and murals. There are colorful painted walls on every block and even on the vehicles that line the streets. If you've ventured anywhere around the area, you've probably seen the work of Brad Bacon. Specializing in painted signs, murals and the occasional vehicle, he also incorporates awesome illustrations into his work. Read on to find out more about him and his process.
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.
The term "graffiti" can get confusing. The lines are starting to blur between vandalism and street art. I caught up with local aerosol artist ENVYS for his take on the subject and to figure out how he creates those crazy-looking letters.
...and it opened up my eyes to the creativity and inspiration of these often overlooked pieces of design. There are signs of all shapes and sizes that have beautiful typography and lettering. Have you ever really stopped to take in their beauty?