From The Desk Of Dean & Britta: Pittsburgh Signs Project

deanbritta120f1Dean Wareham and Britta Phillips are New York City’s most effortless mod couple, a duo whose sleek, icily romantic pop can serve as both sophisticated art-gallery soundtrack and lovey-dovey fireplace music. In the four years since the breakup of former band Luna, Wareham and Phillips have pursued boutique careers in the best possible sense: in literature, film, fashion and the music business. Fittingly, their latest project, 13 Most Beautiful … Songs For Andy Warhol’s Screen Tests, sets a series of Warhol’s short films to music. The couple will be guest editing all this week. Read our Q&A with Dean & Britta.


Dean: Jennifer Baron, Greg Langel, Mark Stroup and Elizabeth Perry just released Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs Of Western Pennsylvania, a beautiful and humorous picture book of the American landscape. It features photographs of signs in Western Pennsylvania in varying states of disrepair.

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  1. Tracy Certo
    Posted March 5, 2009 at 9:43 pm | Permalink

    Great book, I highly recommend!

  2. Posted March 6, 2009 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    Western PA is an amazing area to explore as evidenced by the content of this book. It is rare to find a city like Pittsburgh that has the lingering indicators of its past alongside a renewed cultural future. What I mean to say is – try to find these signs around the area and you are sure to have a wonderful time and stumble upon small stores, interesting antiques, and very odd but interesting people.