Starting with the Richmond Type Map in 2010 ($40), over the past few years I’ve collected a number of Richmond-themed prints to adorn our walls; I love the visual punch they pack at an affordable price, and their connection to the place we call home, including supporting local artists and causes. (My unicorn, though, is to acquire one of those seasonal banners that hang on the lightposts downtown!)
If you’re a Richmonder decorating on a tight budget, here are some places to purchase prints and posters:
RVA Guides (pictured above) – A series of 6 posters, with three more to come in September, sponsored by the Richmond Association of Realtors, these 11″x17″ images are available for FREE download as a PDF. They are also printed on heavy cardstock and available for purchase at the RAR REALTOR® Store (8975 Three Chopt Rd). The 11×17 is $6 and the 24×36 is $8 (!). You can also customize items or purchase them ready to order from this CafePress storefront.
Richmond Outside – *Free shipping* through July 4 with code “July4″ ; 18″x24” posters are $15 and there are also pint glasses, notecards, t-shirts, and fine art prints. Some of the proceeds benefit RVA outdoor non-profits like the James River Association.
Richmond Magazine – Periodically releases Richmond-themed prints for $5, cash or check, available for purchase at the Richmond Magazine office (Stop by to see what they have available. 2201 W. Broad St., Suite 105)
Other good sources include Studio Two Three (3300 W. Clay St and online), Orange (3007 W Cary St) – they carry Justin Tran’s neighborhood prints that I love, among other Richmond-centric art -, and Etsy (I have the Lightbox Print Co. prints pictured above ($15 each), and avoided shipping by picking up locally. Find their website here)
P.S. Definitely NOT Richmond, but NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory released this cool “Visions of the Future” poster series that are free to download!
What are YOUR favorites?