Rather than the art being shown at galleries, this week we bring you art representing DC. The team at DC Outside has created a series of vintage-style posters paying homage to some of DC’s nostalgic locations.
While you wait for your poster order to arrive, read on to find out more about how this small company began.
About a year ago, two friends developed the idea to celebrate the iconic natural areas in their hometown of Richmond, inspired by vintage National Park Service posters. The team tried a few artists but it never clicked until they found a local graphic designer named Chris Camera. Andy reports launching a set of 4 posters, and selling them on their website, RichmondOutside.com. “The response was pretty incredible, especially as we went into the holiday shopping season, and we were able to give close to $15,000 to local non-profit the James River Association.”
In DC, the organization partners with the Potomac Conservancy. While you may want a poster or t-shirt for yourself, don’t forget that pint glasses and notecards also make great gifts! Help celebrate DC and support our river today.