Sponsored by: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Charity: Dapper Dan Charity
Fossil Location: State Office Building, Blvd. of the Allies (2009) map ] [ directions to ]
Auction Price: $4600

TyposaurusAbout the Design
"Typosaurus" features headlines from Pittsburgh’s past, hand-stamped on the newspaper’s signature color, to create a must-read dinosaur. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette staff artist Emily Escalante used typography to bring history to life. Using a timeline of the city's events, the artist selected significant headlines to highlight. The style of lettering is a reference to the old hot-type technique of newspaper printing.

This dinosaur will appeal to everyone who cares Sold!about First Amendment protections…free exercise of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and the right of the people to assemble and to petition the government. "Typosaurus" is speaking to you.

About the Sponsor
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has recorded the story of Pittsburgh since 1786. It has captured its triumphs and tragedies, and has contributed to the very character of the city.