Friday, December 5, 2008

Pittsburgh Signs Project - Book Release!

We've got some swell signs all up and down Liberty Ave., from Armand's grand claim to having the "Best Fish Sandwich" to Donatelli's fancy cursive font, to the red, green, and white parking meter posts lining both sides of the street, and of course, the memories of the old "Welcome to Bloomfield" sign formerly on the side of the BBT.

The Pittsburgh Signs Project has been collecting photographs of all of the wonderful, colorful, and historic signs of the area for over five years. Whether they're for motels, mechanics, diners, or dry cleaners, if the sign had some sort of appeal or meaningfulness, whether aesthetic or historic, they'd find their way on the website. Naturally, some of our neighborhood's - including the Bloomfield Sandwich Shop's cheery red and white lettering - have been featured. Now, they're about to release a book collecting some of the best - Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania.

This Saturday, the book will be featured at the History Center Holiday Book Fair:
Meet local authors & shop for unique holiday gifts!
Saturday, December 6, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Senator John Heinz History Center
212 Smallman Street, Strip District
Pgh, PA 15222
(412) 454-6411


whaat? said...

go steelers!

Valerie said...

Whoa - Just found this blog... I have this picture of Dan Cercone my father just passed to me - and actually lived in Mary & Dan Cercone's house as a little girl...and still have the best memories of my childhood were there and in Grandma's house on Pearl Street. Nice blog!