Sarah Apple, of Lucky Signs, has a unique style that blends both illustration and lettering. You may have seen her chalk lettering popping up more and more in local Richmond eateries. Keep reading to find out about her path to lettering, how she refined her chalk skills through a restaurant gig and what inspires her kitschy illustration style.
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.)
Anywhere you look around this city, you're bound to spot the work of the two-man company Sure Hand Signs. Ross Trimmer and Aaron Cruse have been adding their hand painted touch here in Richmond and all along the east coast for years. I talked to Ross about why he started the business and what he loves most about sign painting in Richmond
Richmond, Virginia is full of history. You can see it from the cobblestone streets to the classic architecture. My favorite relics in this city are the ghost signs speckled throughout.
You may have admired Rachel Humiston's beautiful signs on the end caps at the local Trader Joe's here in Richmond. Read on to find out more about how this gig at a grocery store helped her develop her sign painting skills.