Heinz by Taylor Callery in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Heinz ketchup, Andy Warhol, bridges, and gray skies are all major elements of the environment that shape me and my work.

Name:Taylor Callery

Place you live: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Place your postcard is designed for: Pittsburgh, PA

Occupation: Illustrator

Preoccupation: Skateboarding, music, movies, and above all, my family and friends.

A perfect day in Pittsburgh? A perfect day for me starts with sunshine in the morning, followed by a good project on the table, then an afternoon skate session for lunch, and then a nice evening hanging with my wife and dog. Too me, this is perfection.

For the visitor? Certainly one would need to visit The Warhol Museum and The Mattress Factory.  Both venues are chalk full of art and creativity from all aspects of the creative community.

A perfect meal in Pittsburgh? I always recommend Morton’s Steakhouse for a high end meal that is nothing short of outstanding, but a true local treasure is Thai Suan Thip. The Thai food served is the most traditional and natural I have ever tasted, which keeps me going back for more. Luckily, they are no more than 5 minutes from my house… awesome!

A little known fact about PittsburghBeyond all of the medical/ science contributions and blue collar attitude, Pittsburgh created the First U.S. Commercial Radio Station. Dr. Frank Conrad, assistant chief engineer of Westinghouse Electric, first constructed a transmitter and installed it in a garage near his home in Wilkinsburg in 1916. The station was licensed as 8XK. At 6 p.m. on Nov. 2, 1920, 8KX became KDKA Radio and began broadcasting at 100 watts from a make-shift shack atop one of the Westinghouse manufacturing buildings in East Pittsburgh.

Where is your favorite place in the world?  So far, I would have to say New York City. I have yet to have the opportunity to travel over seas, but in the States, New York is the best by far.