We love finding creative inspiration for our work, and Richmond has a few hundred years of it!

Here are some of our favorites:


Founded in postbellum Richmond, A and N Stores supported local industry for over a century. Their logo, a trademark red eagle, spanned storefronts across Virginia, and at least two of these signs can be found in Richmond today—on display at The Valentine Museum and in situ on Hull Street.


Still operating on West Broad Street, The C.F. Sauer company was founded in 1887 by a 21 year-old pharmacist. We love the old-school type and botanical illustrations on this set of tins for sale on Ebay.

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