Artists locate unique patterns throughout a city and transfer them onto bags, shirts and hoodies in a project called Raubdruckerin

A new design project out of Berlin involves artists inking over patterns found throughout a city and printing them onto apparel. They call the project Raubdruckerin, which translates to “pirate printer.”

Once the artists locate a pattern they’d like to use—on a storm drain or manhole, for example—they cover the area with environmentally friendly paints and transfer the wet paint to the shirt or bag. They then sell the finished products online. The goal of the project is to have city residents recognize the beauty of their daily surroundings and know that they can find something wonderful about them if they take a hard enough look.

Raubdruckerin lists all of its available items on its website; however, stock runs out quickly as the items are produced in small quantities.

Raubdruckerin

A new design project out of Berlin involves artists inking over patterns found throughout a city and printing them onto apparel. They call the project Raubdruckerin, which translates to “pirate printer.”

Once the artists locate a pattern they’d like to use—on a storm drain or manhole, for example—they cover the area with environmentally friendly paints and transfer the wet paint to the shirt or bag. They then sell the finished products online. The goal of the project is to have city residents recognize the beauty of their daily surroundings and know that they can find something wonderful about them if they take a hard enough look.