RVA #1 | SPRING 2010 | RICHMOND, VA

by | May 3, 2010 | POLITICS

Any worthy cause has to have a reason for being and the dedication to make it happen. 5 years ago we decided to make a magazine that showed the world that Richmond, VA is more than crime ridden news clippings and conservative history. The city was becoming a place teeming with ideas, greatness and a unique identity that defied the size. RVA magazine was born to showcase and push the conversation.

Now 5 years later it is time to reintroduce ourselves, a bigger and badder version for the new decade. The new format for the quarterly RVA is 9.75 x 13″ and will feature all of our award winning design and photos in FULL COLOR at poster size. Its freaking huge and still absolutely FREE.

For this first issue, Randy Blythe of Lamb of God and Tony Foresta of Municipal Waste rep the city, talk local house shows, and paying their dues. Internationally respected illustrator STUNTKID and his lovely wife lizzellizzel share a little about their upcoming joint show at J. Fergeson Gallery. We get a slice of humble pie from prisoner artist, Kevin Greene. Talk past and future with Wil Loyal of Homemade Knives. Learn tolerance and understanding from the people at The Gentle Shepard, an openly gay Catholic church in the Fan. Sit down with one of the best tattoo artists in the country in Jesse Smith of Ghostprint Gallery and have the hard job of taste testing over 10 premium beers with Richmond’s Master Of Brew, An of Mekong.

All this plus, hip hop legend Fat Joe, Godfrey’s Drag Brunch, PLF’s Reef “The Chief” Clem, ISUPK, fashion, Slaugtherama and more.


by Nick Ghobashi

Also, there are 2 covers for the printed issue that hits the streets – Slaughterama by Nick Ghobashi and Blythe & Foresta by David Kenedy.

Last, we would like to thank our long time partners within the community for their continued belief in the project and making this issue happen. We would like to return the favor and only distribute our magazine through their businesses. So come Wednesday you will find RVA in the following.

Sticky Rice, Strange Matter, Weezies, Kulture, Momotaro, Need Supply Co., Cafe Gutenberg, Eurotrash, Ellwood Thompson, Capitol Mac, The Hat Factory, Racine’s, Moy Yat, The Camel, Play N Trade, J Fergeson Gallery, Mekong, Ghostprint Gallery, NY Deli, WRIR, Rumors, Exile, Katra Gala, and special thanks to the good folks at Zooom Printing for always looking out and helping us make it this far.

Always support local,
RVA

Any worthy cause has to have a reason for being and the dedication to make it happen. 5 years ago we decided to make a magazine that showed the world that Richmond, VA is more than crime ridden news clippings and conservative history. The city was becoming a place teeming with ideas, greatness and a unique identity that defied the size. RVA magazine was born to showcase and push the conversation.

Now 5 years later it is time to reintroduce ourselves, a bigger and badder version for the new decade. The new format for the quarterly RVA is 9.75 x 13″ and will feature all of our award winning design and photos in FULL COLOR at poster size. Its freaking huge and still absolutely FREE.

For this first issue, Randy Blythe of Lamb of God and Tony Foresta of Municipal Waste rep the city, talk local house shows, and paying their dues. Internationally respected illustrator STUNTKID and his lovely wife lizzellizzel share a little about their upcoming joint show at J. Fergeson Gallery. We get a slice of humble pie from prisoner artist, Kevin Greene. Talk past and future with Wil Loyal of Homemade Knives. Learn tolerance and understanding from the people at The Gentle Shepard, an openly gay Catholic church in the Fan. Sit down with one of the best tattoo artists in the country in Jesse Smith of Ghostprint Gallery and have the hard job of taste testing over 10 premium beers with Richmond’s Master Of Brew, An of Mekong.

All this plus, hip hop legend Fat Joe, Godfrey’s Drag Brunch, PLF’s Reef “The Chief” Clem, ISUPK, fashion, Slaugtherama and more.


by Nick Ghobashi

Also, there are 2 covers for the printed issue that hits the streets – Slaughterama by Nick Ghobashi and Blythe & Foresta by David Kenedy.

Last, we would like to thank our long time partners within the community for their continued belief in the project and making this issue happen. We would like to return the favor and only distribute our magazine through their businesses. So come Wednesday you will find RVA in the following.

Sticky Rice, Strange Matter, Weezies, Kulture, Momotaro, Need Supply Co., Cafe Gutenberg, Eurotrash, Ellwood Thompson, Capitol Mac, The Hat Factory, Racine’s, Moy Yat, The Camel, Play N Trade, J Fergeson Gallery, Mekong, Ghostprint Gallery, NY Deli, WRIR, Rumors, Exile, Katra Gala, and special thanks to the good folks at Zooom Printing for always looking out and helping us make it this far.

Always support local,
RVA

R. Anthony Harris

R. Anthony Harris

I created Richmond, Virginia’s culture publication RVA Magazine and brought the first Richmond Mural Project to town. Designed the first brand for the Richmond’s First Fridays Artwalk and promoted the citywide “RVA” brand before the city adopted it as the official moniker. I threw a bunch of parties. Printed a lot of magazines. Met so many fantastic people in the process. Professional work: www.majormajor.me




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