“Pirate Printers” Transfer New Urban Designs on Clothing Using Manhole Covers

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Guerilla printing collective Raubdruckerin (“Pirate Printers”) has taken their urban printing technique on the road, embarking on a two-month tour around Europe. Based in Berlin, the group keeps an eye out for geometric patterns on city streets—printing t-shirts and tote bags with eco-friendly ink and a paint roller.

Their work reminds us of the graphic beauty that pervades our urban landscape, something that is often overlooked. Manhole cover designs and other street graphics transform into fashion under their clever watch. The group was recently in Scotland, leading an urban printing workshop as part of the Nuart Aberdeen festival. There they helped participants learn techniques for printing their own street inspired graphics.

With work from Berlin, Lisbon, Athens, and Amsterdam already available in their online shop, we're curious to see the collection from their latest voyage. The results will soon be revealed in Berlin at an exhibition in May 2017.

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