The Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts offers an eclectic mix of theater, dance, music and visual arts handpicked from around the world. The Festival’s artists, in some way, redefine what is meant by “contemporary” in today’s culture, creating a unique platform to explore that question and engage Pittsburgh audiences in an active dialogue. This is a rare opportunity to experience performance and visual arts that will ignite a range of reactions and emotions.
Everyone remembers their first.
To launch the 2013 Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts a 40-foot rubber duck will float down the Allegheny River. The rubber duck has been spreading joy around the world while on display in Amsterdam, Belgium, Osaka, Sydney, Sao Paulo and Hong Kong, and arrives in the U.S. to conquer hearts for the first time at the Pittsburgh International Festival of Firsts.
Wall-to-Wall Studios created, Drive With Care, an integrated marketing campaign for Bike Pittsburgh, the non-profit advocacy organization that is transforming the streets and communities into vibrant, healthy places by making them safe and accessible for everyone to bike and walk. This advocacy campaign is a testament to the organization's success and impact since its founding in 2002, such that Pittsburgh has matured into a top cycling city in America and number of bicyclists on the streets has grown exponentially. By utilizing real people (that are also avid cyclists), the campaign helps humanize bicyclists. This integrated campaign is a continuation of the creative collaboration that began with W|W designing Bike Pgh's formative branding (logo, identity system) and the iconic Three Rivers Bike Racks seen throughout Pittsburgh. Check out the story and video as reported by Andy Sheehan of KDKA news.
Wall-to-Wall Studios created the name, identity & branding and designed & developed the website for www.LaunchPGH.com, an interactive environment designed to connect entrepreneurs with opportunities and serve as a “launchpad” for local and new businesses. The site, commissioned by the URA (Urban Redevelopment Authority of Pittsburgh), is a "one-stop shop" for entrepreneurs, investors, developers and job seekers with links to the best business and networking resources that can help them get their business off the ground, events for entrepreneurs and information about venture capitalists who might be interested in investing in their company.
The LaunchPGH website was developed using the WordPress custom content management system, and integrated the use of Responsive Design to optimize the user experience for desktop/laptop, mobile devices and iPad/tablet. The Responsive Design website approach responds to the user’s behavior and environment based on screen size, platform and orientation by using a mix of flexible grids and layouts, images and an intelligent use of CSS media queries. As the user switches from their laptop to iPad, the website automatically switches to accommodate for resolution, image size and scripting abilities. Read media coverage of the LaunchPGH.com story in Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's press release, Pittsburgh-Post Gazette article, POPCity article or the Pittsburgh Business Times article. View the LaunchPGH.com website or case study
Wall-to-Wall Studios designed & developed the new website for FreshGrass, a bluegrass-focused music festival that takes place September 20-22, 2013 in North Adams, MA. FreshGrass is co-produced by Manitou Media, is hosted by MASS MoCA (Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art) and features both traditional and cutting-edge bluegrass in a family friendly environment. The website is powered by the W|W CMS, a custom ruby on rails content management system. Unique features in the website include the social media aggregrator, the music player, the news module and FreshTracks, a custom GoogleMaps API web app that tracks FreshGrass band tour dates across the country.
Wall-to-Wall Studios salutes historic Gettysburg in commemoration of its 150th anniversary. W|W was honored to collaborate with the Gettysburg Foundation on the design & development the Gettysburg Visitor Center & Museum website.
The National ADDY Awards is the advertising industry's largest and most representative competition, attracting over 50,000 entries every year in local ADDY competitions. The mission of the ADDY competition is to recognize and reward creative excellence in the art of advertising. Wall-to-Wall Studios was honored at this year's 2013 ADDY Awards Show during ADMERICA! in Phoenix, Arizona last week with three Silver ADDYs:
Wall-to-Wall Studios was recently honored with multiple awards at the 2013 PGH365, AIGA Pittsburgh's Annual Design Competition and Exhibition. W|W won Judges Choice for the integrated branding and promotional design for the Silk Screen 2012 Film Festival and Best in Show for the integrated marketing campaign and design for Silk Scream 2012.
Congratulations to our client Breadshop, whose corporate identity system won a spot in this year's Brand New Awards. 714 entries were submitted and 75 winners were announced last week. Here's what the organizers themselves had to say about it:
"Just when you think judges can’t get any tougher, they do. And this crop of judges proved especially hard to please. Unimpressed by recycling of styles or great visuals that didn’t match the client, they all looked for something unexpected, surprising, and/or meaningful. Perhaps when we asked the judges to be tough we didn’t expect them to select the lowest amount of entries yet in our three-year run, despite there being almost 200 entries more than the first year when the judges at the time selected 90 entries. But one rule we have is that there is no minimum quota of projects we need to include. Whatever bubbles to the top makes it. Simple as that."
We're proud of our collaboration with Breadshop founder Christopher Sy, and apparently lots of other folks in Hawaii are fond of his work too.
If you had installed a Solar Water Heating system in Hawaii a year ago, by now you could have saved about 40% on your home's electric bill. What you do with that savings, of course, is up to you. Wall-to-Wall Studios has launched the new Solar Water Heating awareness campaign for Hawaii Energy to promote their limited time $1000 instant rebate plus additional federal and state tax credits. W|W developed the new campaign for TV, online, print and radio.
Wall-to-Wall Studios designed the integrated identity systems and branding campaigns for ReFuel and ReEnergize, two key programs of GTECH Strategies, a non-profit social venture that merges community development and principles of sustainability into a synthesized model for sustainable community development.