Jun 28th 2016

Wendell August, Grove City-based premium metal giftware brand, announced today its latest partnership with Pittsburgh photographer, JP Diroll.  The brand will release 16 new Pittsburgh-themed ‘City of Bridges’ products featuring Diroll’s unique Pittsburgh photos, as well as a 5-year Ornament Series, showcasing the iconic bridges that span the city. JP HORIZ 077 FINAL 1 The New Pittsburgh City of Bridges Collection will include a number of classic Wendell August décor and serving pieces as well as new modern designs that complement the style of the photographs.  The majority of the products will feature Diroll’s “Black and Gold” and “Super Moon” photographs, hammered into aluminum and bronze.  In addition, the Roberto Clemente Bridge will be the first in the City of Bridges Ornament Series, with two ornaments showcasing different views of the bridge. JP Trays HORIZ086 1 “We are excited to expand our offering of products that showcase the charm of Pittsburgh.  We are always in search of artistic talent to combine with our metal craftsmanship, and Diroll’s photographs bring a new look to our Pittsburgh product line,” said Christian Werner, President of Wendell August.  “We are thrilled to introduce this collection in the year we celebrate the bicentennial of this great city.” JP 2 HORIZ BEST090 1 “It is my goal to assist in bringing recognition to Pittsburgh by crafting beautiful photographs of the skyline, exemplifying not only its beauty, but also its uniqueness.   I am excited to partner with Wendell August to bring further recognition to the city by showcasing my photography on their handcrafted metal giftware,” comments JP Diroll. JP 2 ORN Vert091 1 The JP Diroll Pittsburgh collection will be released today, June 30, 2016 and will be available at Wendell August retail locations and www.wendellaugust.com, as well as throughout retail stores in the Pittsburgh region.  Diroll will also be showcasing the product line with Wendell August at the Heinz History Center during the Pittsburgh Bicentennial Bash on July 9, where he will be on-site from 11am to 2pm for an exclusive product signing.