The story of the James River posters
In the spring of 2015, I approached Ryan Corrigan of the James River Association with an idea that had been bouncing around in my head for a while.
“You know those vintage National Park Service posters, the ones from the 1930s?” I asked. “How cool would it be to make posters like that of iconic James River locations in Richmond?”
Corrigan is a people person. He’s the Marketing Director for the JRA; it’s his job to know people. He loved the idea, and he immediately thought of the perfect artist to turn the idea into reality.
“Let’s call Chris Camera at Firefly Design,” he said.
Four months later, we released the first four in what is now a growing art series featuring Richmond’s natural wonders – the places that make outdoor enthusiasts love RVA. We started with Belle Isle, Pony Pasture, Pipeline Rapids and the Atlantic Coastline Railway Bridge and are now releasing four more: Texas Beach, Maymont, Buttermilk Trail and the Manchester Wall. We think Chris nailed it -- again. We hope you agree!
You can buy the limited edition fine art quality prints signed by the artist, posters (also very frame worthy), pint glasses, note cards or t-shirts. Take a look around, and see which you like best. The coolest part: a hefty portion of the proceeds from the first four goes to support the JRA and their work protecting America’s Founding River. For the second four, we've chosen four local non-profit, whose work, like the JRA's, is outdoors focused: Blue Sky Fund, James River Outdoor Coalition, RVA Mid-Atlantic Off-Road Enthusiasts, and the Maymont Foundation.
We hope you like what you see!
-- Andy Thompson