Contact: Amy Jeffords


PITTSBURGH, PA (July 13, 2020) – Commonplace Coffee recently announced its partnership with artist Jim Pollock, who has been creating iconic art for the music industry and many brands and businesses for over 30 years. A limited edition T-shirt and tote bag featuring original artwork by Pollock are available for pre-order at through July 24. Pollock is new to Pittsburgh and wanted to build connections and offer support to local businesses during the pandemic.


“I recently relocated my studio from Chicago to Pittsburgh, and my partner Jeni relocated from New York. We haven’t gotten too acquainted with the city or its local businesses, but we did make sure to seek out the best cup of coffee – Commonplace,” said Pollock. “When the stay-at-home order went into effect and a lot of local businesses were forced to close or operate with a skeleton crew, we wanted to find a way to help. Jeni and I reached out to Commonplace to see if they might be interested in using my art for promotion. We’re all in this together, and we wanted to do our part; we wanted to make sure Commonplace was still available for us and everyone else to enjoy.”   


Pollock’s folk art imagery is synonymous with the band Phish, for whom he has created art since they attended Goddard College in Vermont together in the 1980s. He also designed for Ben & Jerry’s, Burton, Magic Hat, Celestial Seasonings, HeadCount, Primus, Disco Biscuits, Umphrey’s McGee, and many other bands.


“We’re so incredibly humbled that such a well-known artist would reach out and support what we’re doing. His association with such an amazing group of musicians, Phish, is incredibly helpful to Commonplace at this time,” said TJ Fairchild, Owner of Commonplace Coffee. “Jim is a fantastic person, and it’s been a blast getting to know him.”


Pre-orders of two or more items will receive $5 off. This deal only applies to the special edition merchandise and cannot be combined with other product orders through the Commonplace Coffee website.


About Commonplace Coffee 


Commonplace Coffee is headquartered in Pittsburgh with seven community-based coffeehouses in western Pennsylvania. Its flagship location and an additional hospital-based cafe are in Indiana, Pennsylvania, and the remaining five are in Pittsburgh. Its roastery is in Pittsburgh, and its bakery is in Indiana, Pennsylvania. Commonplace offers handcrafted coffee and pastries in an atmosphere that builds and fosters the neighborhoods it serves. It also provides wholesale coffee and baked goods in and around the Pittsburgh area. Commonplace exists to bring people from all walks of life together to genuinely share all aspects of their lives. Learn more by visiting or check them out on social media. 

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