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.)
This year, I took part in a local wrapping paper design contest through Worth Higgins & Associates. The theme was "Winter Wanderland – Celebrating the Holiday Season around the Globe." (You can read more about my design here.) I created a pattern of postage stamps reflecting holiday traditions around the globe.
Ever heard of Birchbox? BarkBox? BroBox? Monthly box subscription services are a popular way to have samples of products delivered right to your door. One of those services is SketchBox, which offers a variety of art supplies.
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