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AIA Build Pittsburgh 2014

In our sixth campaign for Build Pittsburgh, this concept will speak to those of us who use an iterative method to try and come up with something really good... little by little... and it happens.

WYEP 91.3 fm Year in Review 2013

Our fifth year collaborating with WYEP on their book of top album picks for the year features a wraparound spread of their number one: Tedeschi Trucks Band.

Parks Conservancy field guides

After we started a series of field guides with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, we finally knew the name of our archenemy in the backyard: mugwort. Community Guide to Volunteer Workdays and Invasive Plants of Pittsburgh are two in a developing series of useful pocket guides to help us take care of Pittsburgh's green spaces.

Frick Park

From the quiet, winding walking paths to the noisy fun at the Blue Silde Playground, Frick Park is a favorite. Learning more about the history of this gem was a real perk when we designed this booklet with the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.

Pittsburgh Art in Public Places

It was wonderful to work with the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council’s Office of Public Art to redesign the third edition of this guide to works of art in three Pittsburgh neighborhoods. The pocket-sized, 186-page guide features beautiful photos by Renee Rosensteel; details about each artist, history, and materials; and custom fold-out maps wrapped in a rich charcoal cover with white-gloss foil titling. It is particularly good to see our ´hood, the Northside, included in the guide for the first time. Don't have a copy of the book yet? You can download one or all of the tours on the Office of Public Art's website.

WYEP 91.3fm Year in Review 2012

It’s only rock ‘n’ roll, but we like it. We’ve helped WYEP run down their top 50 albums of the year for the past five years. Talk about a very cool annual report. 

Sports & Exhibition Authority

The David L. Lawrence Convention Center’s 20,000 square foot green roof, which includes several southwestern Pennsylvania native species, can gobble up 680 pounds of pollution each year, keep roof temperatures 50 degrees cooler, and capture rainfall to reduce the load on the city’s drainage system. We worked with the LEED Platinum building’s sustainability coordinator to develop signage illustrating how the green roof works its magic. 

AIA Design Pittsburgh, Build Pittsburgh

After working on both Build Pittsburgh and Design Pittsburgh for five years straight, we’ve worked a lot of different types of imagery into our concepts. From oversized raindrops to a team on a trapeze, we’ve helped AIA to redefine their communication to members about these events. 

Creative Nonfiction redesign

We're so proud of our collaboration with CNF in the journey to take their 15-year-old literary publication from a journal to a magazine. The weighty, two-color journal was text cover to cover—there were no images. We knew that redeveloping the journal into an 88-page magazine wouldn’t be easy. To keep costs down we retained the two-color limitation inside, which changes from issue to issue. Of course, we don't think the striking result looks like its had any limitations at all.

PAEYC's Play! Conference

Little Kelpie has received its share of tough creative briefs. How about devising a poster for a play about a Finnish miller who howls like a wolf? That was a tough one… But this project was not. PAEYC commissioned us to design the campaign materials for their 2012 annual conference with a theme of “play.” Yeah, seriously, play. We pinched ourselves, and when we awoke this concept was done. Our dreamy, in-motion illustrations of a child on a swing and another playing with a truck were the signature scene-setting images for the campaign, supported by clean line drawings of classic toys and tools.

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