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Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania
Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania is a crowd-sourced book of photographs documenting and celebrating the visual landscape of the region through its signs, past and present.
Jennifer Baron writes for Pop City and Western Pennsylvania History Magazine. She has played in several bands and is an avid crafter with Handmade Arcade.
Las Vegas native Greg Langel is Media and Marketing Manager at The Frick Pittsburgh. His interests include music and social history.
Elizabeth Perry is a writer, artist, and teacher with a passion for social media. She works at The Ellis School and blogs at www.elizabethperry.com.
Mark Stroup hails from western Pennsylvania and supposes that paying attention will set us free. He blogs at smallstreams.wordpress.com.
All four editors are fellows at Carnegie Mellon University's STUDIO for Creative Inquiry.
Text is minimal; the images speak for themselves . . . the photos reflect the region's broad cultural errain, as in a ten-year-old child's snapshot of a defunct Bedford restaurant sign and the image of the authentically restored Twin Highway Drive-In marquee on Steubenville Pike.
—Deborah Weisberg, Shady Ave Magazine
To purchase Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania edited by Jennifer Baron, Greg Langel, Elizabeth Perry, and Mark Stoup, please contact our distributor, University Press of New England toll free at 1-800-421-1561 or by fax at 1-603-448-9729. The book is also available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other fine retailers.
To request a copy for review, please contact the Carnegie Mellon University Press Editorial Offices at (412) 268-2861 or by email at CarnegieMellonUniversityPress@gmail.com.