Pittsburgh Signs Project on BoingBoing & Book Giveaway

The Pittsburgh Signs project photos and book are featured on the BoingBoing today – “Pittsburgh Signs Project: appreciation of the glorious signage of Pittsburgh.”

BoingBoing is a popular blog, that originally started as a zine in 1988, that covers interesting information from around the web.

The Pittsburgh Signs project started as a website and was turned into a book was founded by Pittsburghers – Jennifer Baron, Greg Langel, Elizabeth Perry and Mark Stroup and contains photos submitted by many others.  I just went way back to the IheartPGH archives and actually I think the Pittsburgh Signs Project was one of our first 15 posts back in September of 2005 you can check out that post here.

Here is a set of photos from Flickr tagged Pittsburgh Signs.

Check out the website at pittsburghsigns.org

The Pittsburgh Signs Project book is available for purchase from the Carnegie Mellon Bookstore here for $29.95. One of the comments on BoingBoing notes this book is listed on Amazon
for $125.  I just checked the CMU Bookstore site and they have the book in stock for $29.95).

Photographer: Shari Paglia, Spring 1999

One of our favorite signs was the Atari Sign along Penn Avenue.  The Atari repair sign was located near what is now Salt of the Earth.  Thankfully the Pittsburgh Signs Project has that documented.

Pittsburgh Signs Project Book Giveaway

Because we think this book is awesome – we are going to giveaway a copy.  To enter just leave a comment with a link to your favorite sign from the Pittsburgh Signs website or Flickr or upload a photo of your favorite sign to the comments below.

Next Wednesday, August 10, 2011. We will randomly select one entry to win a copy of the Pittsburgh Sign Project Book.  All comments must be posted by Midnight, Aug. 9, 2011 to enter.

Lindsay About Lindsay

Lindsay has been writing about Pittsburgh for as long as she has been blogging - but fortunately there are lots of great things about Pittsburgh to share. She likes pretzels from the Pretzel Shop on Carson St., used book stores, her rollerblades and she hopes to learn to skateboard someday soon. Lindsay is also working on BlogLocal which is building a map of blogs with local content.

Comments

  1. Charlene Bidula says:

    I love the Greater Pittsburgh Drive-In sign! Brings back a lot of memories of watching movies there as a kid!

  2. Katherine says:

    I love the Ritters Diner sign! Always went there after church on Sundays we great family and friends!

    Suggestion: Get a snap shot of Gus & Yiayia's "On the North Side Since Your Dad was a Lad" sign. Classic North Side!

  3. You can't get any more iconic than the ketchup bottle. It's to Pittsburgh like the Domino sugar sign is to Baltimore.

  4. "Delightfully different donuts." http://www.flickr.com/photos/mrubino/6009701288/i

    What a great idea and entry. Thanks!

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