Wall-to-Wall Studios just launched the integrated marketing and branding campaign designed for the URA / the City of Pittsburgh. When I saw all the elements of the campaign that was put together to promote our city, my first thought was how well it represented Pittsburgh. It shows our future, where we are going and all the potential that this place has. If I were to trust a company to brand us, it would be these guys! Very well done!
I follow GOOD magazine on twitter and it’s always great when you see an infographic pop up in one of their articles from the team at Deeplocal. I’m sure you might have come across a few of their designs but I decided to focus this post just on their infographics.
Yesterday I was digging around in my books and noticed that I had “45RPM. A Visual History of the Seven-Inch Record” on my fireplace. I picked this up in a bargain bin and absolutely love it! It’s a compilation of 45 RPM record sleeve designs and starts from the 50’s and goes into the ’90’s. I scanned a few of my favorites and these are in no order:
The Diabolical Diagram of Movie Monsters $30
The kid in me still remembers old school hip hop, watching wrestling, video games and being scared of monsters. Pop Chart Lab takes a few of my childhood memories and things I can appreciate as an adult such as good beer and puts it into well designed posters. Their story is pretty simple, a book editor and designer joined forces and brought us these wonderful charts. I got my hands on a couple prints but I want more!
Mark Nizinski is a designer living and working in Cleveland, OH. I came across Mark’s amazing work through twitter and have been hooked every since! It wasn’t until I was digging around on his site that I noticed he is actually from Pittsburgh and I should mention he’s Steeler fan!
I just came across these amazing maps created by These Are Things who are located in Columbus, Ohio. The colors they use are so bright and beautiful. The design of each of them are very simplistic which draws me in even more. I love what they are doing and want to collect them all! You should take a peek:
If you missed this month’s Penn Ave Unblurred then you missed out on this great interactive exhibit that was held at Assemble. Leah Bevilacqua and Stephanie Brunner are the two ladies behind this project. The reason for both of them putting this together was to explore adding color to blighted neighborhoods in our area. By starting this on a small scale they are trying to encourage community members to come together and participate in a movement that will improve the aesthetic of Pittsburgh. They drew their ideas on the wall of Assemble at the beginning of this month. It looked like so much work but amazing to see how the space was converted to an indoor city.
When James of Wall-to-Wall Studios invited me to tour the studio, I was elated.
Considering that they top my personal list of coolest agencies in the area, I couldn’t
wait to visit!
Since the snow has basically made it impossible to do much of anything,
I thought I would catch up on some art projects. I have been wanting to
create a series of posters / collages having to do with the different
neighborhoods in Pittsburgh. This piece is sort of introduction into the series.
I usually wouldn’t post my own work on here but since it has to do with
our lovely city I thought why not.
I love that Pittsburgh has a rich history and every neighborhood has
it’s own story. I’m excited to start the series, I’m really not sure which
neighborhood to do first?!