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Areas of Concentrated Residence of Foreign Born in Allegheny County in 1940

26 Nov


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Found on a cool Facebook page called The Odd, Mysterious & Fascinating History of Pittsburgh.


Mario Zucca’s Pittsburgh Map Illustration

26 Nov


Wow! So great. Go and Pre-order a print now!

While you’re over there, go and check out a bunch of his other illustrations. Lots of Pittsburgh content.

Fantasy Map of Pittsburgh

16 Oct



Inspired by the maps in epic fantasy novels like J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings, this map shows Pittsburgh as a fantasy land of castles and dragons.

You can purchase a print of this map for $10.

Pittsburgh Hand-Drawn Mapping Project

4 Dec


These are a few of my favorite things (Pittsburgh) from the Pittsburgh Hand-Drawn Mapping Project

I just came across this cool new tumblr that’s collecting Pittsburgh Hand-Drawn Maps.

Directions scribbled on backs on napkins, turn-by-turn Post-It notes, a sketch of the best sushi restaurants in the city — these reflect how we truly see Pittsburgh.

At the Pittsburgh Hand-Drawn Mapping Project, we’re collecting your drawings to build a living atlas to the city.

Exactly.  Pretty excited what comes of this project. Be sure to check out the smell map of someone’s bike commute, called Commutearoma. Brilliant.

Check out the Pittsburgh Hand-Drawn Mapping Project and submit a map!

Pictorial map Frick Park, 1938

28 Oct


Frick Park was a gift from Henry Clay Frick to the people of Pittsburgh. In 1938, landscape architect and cartographer Ezra C. Stiles (1891-1974) created this vividly detailed pictorial map of the park.

You can actually purchase a print of this map from the Frick Museum Shop for $7.50.

Diptych drawing

17 Feb

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A diptych (play /ˈdɪptɪk/; from the Greek δίπτυχον,[1] di “two” + ptychē “fold”) is any object with two flat plates attached at a hinge.

This awesome drawing/print is a limited edition available on etsy

Some modern artists have used the term in the title of works consisting of two paintings never actually connected, but intended to be hung close together as a pair, such as Pittsburgher Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Diptych (1962)- a modern pop culture icon.

Handdrawn Print Found at Wild Card, Lawrenceville

17 Feb

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Found at Wild Card, Lawrenceville.

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