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.
I started this list a while ago in response to a question I often hear on the Drunk on Lettering podcast: Who are some of your favorite female letterers? The hosts, Roxy and Phoebe, feel that there's a lack of recognition for women who are killing it in the lettering world. This isn't supposed to be a rude post to them...it just got me thinking about why it's so hard for people to come up with an answer. So, I present to you a small sampling of lettering ladies you need to know about (besides me).
It's been about six months since I started this blog, which means I've had the chance to interview six incredible creatives (so far!) who call Richmond, Virginia home. My goal for these Q+As has been to get to know my artistic peers. I've gotten a peek at their processes, learned some great advice, and discovered a common reason for why they all love this city.
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.