Illustrating Pittsburgh, One House at a Time
A new project pays homage to our city's diverse aesthetic with beautiful, custom illustrations of real homes.
Illustrations by Mundania Horvath
Ask any out-of-towner or transplant (including Evgeni Malkin) about their favorite aspect of Pittsburgh, and you’ll often hear about the jaw-dropping view of the city skyline that appears, as if by magic, upon exiting the Fort Pitt Tunnel. But I’ve always been fond of a simpler scene — the view of the steepled rooftops of Bloomfield’s modest homes, which seem to crest and fall like waves far below the Bloomfield Bridge.
Our skyline gets tons of national love, but Pittsburgh’s neighborhoods are its heartbeat. Now one local artist is trying to capture the beauty and vibrancy of Pittsburgh’s unique aesthetic by illustrating it … one house at a time.
PGH / DIGS is an amazing new project by Pittsburgh graphic designer and illustrator Mundania Horvath, founder of design blog Steeltown Anthem and owner of design studio Reconstructing Ideas.
You can even contact Horvath directly if you’re interest in custom house or building illustrations. Visit PGH / DIGS for more illustrations, or follow Horvath on Twitter.
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