Everyday beauty is all around. Even under your feet.
This is proven by Raubdruckerin (Pirate Printer), a German artist who uses things like manhole covers to make beautifully intricate patterns to print on t-shirts and tote bags. Yet again, once you see this being done, it makes you wonder why you didn't do it yourself first.
She works out of Berlin, but has utilised the overlooked details of some of our other favourite cities: Paris (video below), Amsterdam and Lisbon are the cities with items for sale. The latter city is where the idea for this technique was invented, by Johannes Kohlrusch, ten years ago. But the German artist has also taken the technique all over Europe.
Producing and selling t-shirts and tote bags, the artist also holds workshops and invites the community and kids to take part in producing their own art from the tools they probably walk over everyday.
You can buy any items you like here and can check out our own artistic story of Lisbon below.
Lisboa is a hard copy and high quality, 20 page, A4, table top photo-documentary which tells the story of one 24 hour period in the Portuguese capital city of Lisbon. Following a timeline from the early morning of one weekday through to the early hours of the next, this project captures the changing face of a varied city.