Meet the Real Pirate Printers
Not many people realize that art is just about everywhere. But for Pirate Printers, a group of Berlin-based artists behind the Raubdruckerin t-shirt collections, who seem to find their art inspiration of their unique t-shirts right on the streets.
These artists have been using manhole covers, utility grates, vents to imprint the patterns on their tees for the last ten years and they’re absolutely on point. What makes their work even more amazing is that the imprints do not happen in some workshop, but right on the streets. So far, they’ve visited places such as Lisbon, Amsterdam, Paris and their own backyard, Berlin mainly in search of these street man holes.
Surprisingly, these manhole covers have interestingly intricate patterns and geometrical shapes that we never thought about and are just scattered on the streets waiting for creative artists to explore them.
Apart from the manhole cover designs, the group use organic cotton for their merchandise and unlike street art vandalism, the group first modifies the covers and produces their products in broad daylight for everyone to see and enjoy. This is exactly what cool urban art should look like.