2.05.2013

Richmond Fan Street Name Graphic Art

*update: the print is up in my Etsy shop! click the link in the sidebar to see the listing!*

Hey present and former RVA dwellers {Richmond, Virginia, that is}, today's post is for you! If you have no connection to that wonderful town, this may seem a bit random, but read on, because I'm in the market for some opinions :). And if you're into graphic design/typography, you may enjoy this post regardless!

I'm experimenting with the idea of creating a series of neighborhood street name graphics. The reasoning behind it came from the love I have for our former neighborhood in Richmond, Virginia. I've seen a ton of graphic art for the 50 United States out there (type "state art" in the search bar on Pinterest, and you'll see what I mean), but I wanted something a little more specific to where I lived that I could hang somewhere like our gallery wall. I love the idea of commemorating places we've lived. Marking that time in our lives in a personal way. Does this ring a bell with any of y'all?

The idea of "hyperlocal" graphic art came to me a few weeks ago and I ran with it, creating a graphic that included all the street names in our old neighborhood called "the Fan" in Richmond. Take a look below.

It's designed to be printed as an 8x10 or 11x14. There's a fat white border around it (hard to see on this white background) so it'll sit nicely in the center of a frame without need for a mat unless you wanted one.

So here's the thing, dear readers, I'd love to know your opinion on this idea of "hyperlocal" typographical art. Is this something you'd like to have in your home? Would you love to see your neighborhood streets in a format like this? Are there other colors you'd like to see? I know I love it, and would hang it in a heartbeat (and I probably will as soon as I have a minute to get it printed!), but what about you?

And to those still living in Richmond (lucky you!), is this something you'd like to have a copy of? Let me know either by commenting here on this post, shooting me an email at: mayricherfullerbe{at}gmail.com, or tweeting at me @richerfullerbe. And spread the word to your friends - I'd love to hear from a wide range of people! You can use the buttons at the very bottom of this post to share it. Thanks!

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8 comments:

  1. I love this, Chaney!! There is a little shop in Carytown (Mongrel) that has similar prints, but they only have one fan street name per print. I really like this and would totally put it up in my home!

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    1. Thanks VA! Funny you mention Mongrel...I actually sent them a FB message yesterday to see if they carry things from local artists - and they do! I love that store. It was the first one I thought about when I was brainstorming shops that would sell local RVA stuff.

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