30 Designs Straight Outta Pittsburgh

Steel City, represented in graphic design.

1. Pittsburgh is Art by GPAC

What is Pittsburgh?  According to the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, Pittsburgh is Art!

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2. First Night by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

This promo graphic for First Night features a sweet silhouette of the skyline and an exciting fireworks display in the background.

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3. Art All Night

This design is a call to arms for volunteers needed at Art All Night. The silhouette of the solider is a nice touch.

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4. Biennial Artist Talk

This poster promotes the Pittsburgh Filmmakers Center for the Arts, and it employs contrast between the bright orange and pastel purples.

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5. Tough Art

This graphic for the Tough Art program at the Children’s Museum Pittsburgh is fun and kid-friendly, yet maintains a street-side edginess.

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6. Armitage Gone! Dance

The poster for Armitage Gone! Dance takes a simple photo and breaks it up into a collage.  The geometric pattern becomes a playground for the eyes.

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7. Rust Melt by the Fe Arts Gallery

What says abstract better than abstract design?

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8. Three Rivers Art Festival by Pittsburgh Cultural Trust

Decidedly retro and fun, the Three Rivers Arts Festival poster shows us how to incorporate a sponsor logo without compromising the overall look.

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9. Yart Sale by Pittsburgh Center for the Arts

When it comes to making a statement and commanding attention, this screaming face for the Yart Sale can’t be beat!

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10. ArtUp.org

Grungy and attention-getting, this Art Up logo is easy to remember.

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11. Pecha Kucha Night

What the heck is it?  A walrus? A saber-toothed tiger? I guess we’ll have to go to Pecha Kucha Night and find out for ourselves.

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12. The Pittsburgh Citizen by Bearded Studio

This advertisement employs a newspaper layout to promote citizen journalism.

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13. Passports and Artica by Anne Bemis

This logo and letterhead utilizes white space to perfection, adding a splash of color in all the right places.

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14. My Health Network by Melissa Faye Shaner

When you have questions, this poster can lead you to the answers.

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15. Destination Travel Agency by Kaitlyn Kelly

When you’re ready to get out of Pittsburgh, you know who to call!

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16. Pittsburgh, PA by Ashley Bennett

It’s only two colors, but it captures the spirit of the city in beautiful grunge.

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17. Shape the Future by Chris Roberts

The bold colors and the abstract design combine with neon-sign-styled lettering to give off a super-futuristic vibe to this piece by Chris Roberts for a Pittsburgh high school program.3bjkfm30

 

18. Chimera 9 Soiree by Krystal McNaughton

3D shapes and subtle shades of color command attention for this awesome event poster.

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19. Welcome Mat by Stewart Creative

Building silhouettes are often used in city-based designs, and this welcome mat design takes advantage of that concept. 

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20. City of Champions

The only things that stand taller than the buildings in Pittsburgh are the sports victories and memories.

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21. Steelers Wallpaper

This wallpaper captures the true spirit of the Steelers with hard-edged graphics and a softer gridiron background.

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22. Steelers City Poster

I am definitely not a Steelers fan, but the moon logo is pretty sweet.

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23. Welcome to Pittsburgh

This realistic painting takes a good-natured jab at the city.

24. Bark and Bowl by Bazooka Digital

A fun and attention-getting design for a great cause.

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25. Welcome Pittsburgh by Stewart Creative

Stewart Creative was tasked with designing icons for important Pittsburgh landmarks. The result?  Simple, clean, and highly effective.

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26. Sidney Crosby by Caroline Blanchett

What Penguins fan wouldn’t love this smashing action portrait of Sidney Crosby?

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27. The Rug Cutter Guide by Trisha Swindell

This graphic treatment really gets into the swing of things!

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28. Beautiful in Pittsburgh by Electric Lime Studios

Details of beautiful faces draw attention for this Facebook banner.

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29. Evolution of the Pittsburgh Steelers by Hiram Henriquez

The Steelers have a long and storied history in Pittsburgh, for which this poster serves as the ultimate visual guide.

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30. 1 City, 3 Rivers, 446 Bridges by Anastasia Lanz

This poster sums up Pittsburgh with one really cool design.

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