A brief history of IheartPGH the t-shirt, the blog & the PGH t-shirt show

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Thursday, April 23 is the 5th annual PGHTee, a celebration of Pittsburgh t-shirts. This event suits me to a T, well to a T-shirt.  Bad t-shirt puns aside, this blog is the direct result of a t-shirt.  Before I give you the not so brief history of why I love Pittsburgh t-shirts as much as I love Pittsburgh, here are the details on the Pittsburgh Tee Show: PGHTee 2015 - A Celebration of Pittsburgh T-Shirts The PghTee is a T-shirt show and sale. This is one of the many events for Pittsburgh … [Read more...]

The Found Magazine Tour Stops in Pgh on Sept. 5 – Win Tickets!

FOUND 10 and MY HEART IS AN IDIOT Tour Poster by Fred Chao

It's funny how things work out - I was sitting here at my desk bemoaning the end of summer fun - I know summer doesn't end for a few weeks but it seems like the summer fun stops at Labor Day.  Then I started reading some of the emails and tweets I ignored while I was celebrating a wedding and trying to squeeze the last few hours of summer fun out of labor day.  There is a ton of great things happening in Pittsburgh this fall.  As I was starting to make a list of all of the things I want to post … [Read more...]

Crafting and Storytelling – Pittsburgh Screening of "Handmade Nation"

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Image by tigerlillyshop via Flickr Handmade Nation is a documentary film about the rise of all things handmade and crafty by artist and filmmaker Faythe Levine.   I first learned about this film at the Craft Congress - a meeting of craft fair organizers - that was first held in Pittsburgh in 2007.  You can read more about the Craft Congress in this New York Times article from December 16, 2007.  Again my path crossed with this film at the Art Activist & Equity symposium which was held at … [Read more...]

Pittsburghers are Tasty – New York Times Looks at T-shirts and Cities

Today's New York Times has a nice little article about t-shirts and city pride. The article includes references to GLUE - Great Lakes Urban Exchange, Spreadshirt.com and the Pittsburghers are Tasty T-shirt. I have just added some more tasty t-shirts and tote bags to the shop. I enjoyed talking to the reporter for this article - t-shirts and Pittsburgh have been a theme a recurring theme. When I first started screen printing t-shirts 5 years ago, the first shirt we made was the IheartPGH … [Read more...]