German creative collective uses the urban landscape to create unique accessories and clothing

Showing city pride on apparel is nothing new, but this Berlin-based art collective is taking it to the next level by creating prints from the urban designs that already exist in cities around the globe: manhole covers.

Raubdruckerin, also known as Pirate Printer, has created special clothing and accessories in Berlin, Paris, Lisbon and Amsterdam. It does so by applying paint to already existing pieces of the city, including man hole covers, vents, sewer grates, and other public pieces. They press the shirts, tote bags, gym bags, and other items against the painted metal and creates an authentic and local logo.

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