Made in America
Broadway puzzle art
and The Winner Is
Pittsburgh Penguins tickets
Martin Luther King Jr.
For most Pittsburghers, the Immaculate Reception is the biggest scene in sports history. For James Mellett, it’s about the size of a postage stamp.
Jim, born and raised in the ‘Burgh, has shrunk thousands of cultural icons into White Mountain montage puzzles working as a freelance illustrator.
He’s also designed Pittsburgh Penguins tickets; drawn a head of lettuce for bags of salad; exhibited work at the Heinz History Center; and won sports art awards from Beckett Magazine, among other adventures.
His BFA from IUP and an Associate’s Degree from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh led him to be a founding member of the Pittsburgh Society of Illustrators, where he’s slaved as its secretary for over a decade.
A white, fluffy Pomechon named Lizzie often distracts him in his home office, as does his 19-year-old daughter, Kathryn, and loving wife, Jan.