Pittsburgh is home to a variety of visual artists that have given our city it’s unique aesthetic. Print makers, screenprinters, and embroiderers influence our city’s fashion and artistic climate by producing one-of-a-kind products for local businesses, individuals, and movie sets. We’ve highlighted 4 companies that have created their own unique brand and are taking their printing to the next level.
Hand drawn and hand printed, everything you find at Everyday Balloons is bound to make you squeal with glee whether it’s a set of bear coasters or a chipmunk on a greeting card. Chris Bencivenga and Becki Hollen, both Edinboro grads, sell everything from t-shirts to skateboards adorned with their original designs in their online store.
Music, art, and culture all play an important role at Daily Bread. The storefront acts as an urban art collective showcasing a lifestyle brand rooted in a new generation of graffiti, skateboarding, and hip hop. Since 2009, Daily Bread has been creating cottons, caps, activewear, cut & sew, and vintage fabrics inspired by city life.
Clockwise specializes in screenprinting, digital printing, and Embroidery. Operating out of Pittsburgh’s East End, the company processes designs from individuals and organizations all over the world. Their digital printing platform gives patrons the rare opportunity to request products as needed, which ship directly from the facility. Clockwise believes in making comfortable and wearable garments. Their water-based inks settle into the fibers of their shirts and result in a product that is soft and has a vintage appeal.
Dedicated to providing superior products and unbeatable customer service, Modesto Studios transcends the average print shop. Modesto is owned and operated by a husband and wfe who believe in reflecting their own artistic sensibilities in the work they produce. Their products include housewares, screenprinting, custom wall coverings, wheatpaste mural design, and interior design collaborations. They have even produced signage for television shows and motion pictures including the Cinemax series, Banshee.