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Pirate Printers: These Guys Use Urban Utility Covers To Print Bags And Shirts
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Art, Product Design5 years ago

Pirate Printers: These Guys Use Urban Utility Covers To Print Bags And Shirts

Look around you. Art is everywhere if you want to find it.  Take these pirate printers for example. Not only do they see the common and often overlooked beauty in our surroundings – they also preserve them in awesome designs that they print onto bags and shirts.

The art-collective behind Berlin-based Raubdruckerin (which means “pirate printer”) uses manhole covers, grids, vents and other public utilities to make unique patterns on clothes and accessories. And as you can see, the result is surprisingly eye-catching. They work on location, applying ink directly to whatever template they like the look of before selling their creations through their online shop where you can find designs from various cities including Amsterdam, Lisbon and Paris. Like what you see? Then click here for some beautiful manhole covers from Japan that would also make brilliant t-shirt designs. Are you listening pirates?

More info: Raubdruckerin (h/t: colossal)

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Peter Jemstedt
Community Member
5 years ago

What an old fart's opinion about Pokemon Go. Since I've started playing the game, I've seen more of Stockholm, it's art and met more of it's people than I ever would have. Show some curiosity for your friends' interests and listen to them instead of judging them blindly.

BoredPanda Staff
5 years ago

No offense intended

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Zena Kitson
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5 years ago

It looks cool and all, but, other than the sewer drain, they are actually just stealing someone else's art. If I designed the man holes, I be pretty angry.

Carol Maltby
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5 years ago

I doubt that manhole covers have been copyrighted.

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Yvonne Bernal
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5 years ago

I LOVE IT! - Panda beat me to it... I was going to suggest the Japan covers. They're THE BEST

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Peter Jemstedt
Community Member
5 years ago

What an old fart's opinion about Pokemon Go. Since I've started playing the game, I've seen more of Stockholm, it's art and met more of it's people than I ever would have. Show some curiosity for your friends' interests and listen to them instead of judging them blindly.

BoredPanda Staff
5 years ago

No offense intended

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Zena Kitson
Community Member
5 years ago

It looks cool and all, but, other than the sewer drain, they are actually just stealing someone else's art. If I designed the man holes, I be pretty angry.

Carol Maltby
Community Member
5 years ago

I doubt that manhole covers have been copyrighted.

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Yvonne Bernal
Community Member
5 years ago

I LOVE IT! - Panda beat me to it... I was going to suggest the Japan covers. They're THE BEST

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