Raubdruckerin Print Manhole Cover Designs on Paper and Textiles

By: Joey Haar - Jul 26, 2016
References: raubdruckerin.de & boingboing.net
People pass over manhole covers in their cities every day without giving them a second thought, and yet these pieces of the urban landscape are often intricate, interesting and unique, so German art collective Raubdruckerin is bringing them off the streets and into fashion. The process isn't complicated: Raubdruckerin paints ink onto actual manhole covers, prints that ink onto textiles, and turns those textiles into clothing, thus making very literal streetwear.

Raubdruckerin currently offers manhole cover designs from four cities: Berlin, Paris, Lisbon, and Amsterdam. Each of these cities have several different manholes depending on the district, and Raubdruckerin has done its best to include as many as possible. They offer several different items on their online store, including t-shirts, tote bags, and gym bags.