Street Art
November 15, 2019 2:48 AM   Subscribe

Emma-France Raff prints onto clothing and bags by working in the street using ink, a roller and manhole covers as her printing press [last link includes video].
posted by carter (14 comments total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
And a youtube video.
posted by carter at 3:10 AM on November 15, 2019

That's cool. Our local municipal manhole covers could make a servicable T-shirt, I guess.
posted by Harald74 at 3:22 AM on November 15, 2019

posted by carter at 3:38 AM on November 15, 2019

Harald74: your link is b0rkened for me.

I would buy a t-shirt from a Roman maintenance-cover. Too much Asterix as a kid, maybe, but the 'SPQR' tickled me every time I saw it.
posted by pompomtom at 4:25 AM on November 15, 2019 [1 favorite]

Are these for sale anywhere? Her "shop" link leads to no shop.
posted by amtho at 4:49 AM on November 15, 2019

Here is a link to the shop.
posted by Captain Sunshine at 4:54 AM on November 15, 2019

Technology finds its own uses for the street.
posted by Nancy Lebovitz at 6:24 AM on November 15, 2019 [4 favorites]

These are really cool, and definitely a step above the usual tourist t-shirt. I wonder if it would be possible to do this with the tile sidewalks in Copa or Ipanema? It's easy enough to get those patterns printed on something, but not printed directly from the sidewalks themselves.
posted by jacquilynne at 6:31 AM on November 15, 2019

On the Hunt for Japan’s Elaborate, Colorful Manhole Covers, Atlas Obscura
Japanese Manhole Covers (28 pages), Japan Visitor
Manhole Covers – Japan (1,920 Photos), MRSY

However, when you get right down to it, I think this art genre is beneath me.
posted by cenoxo at 8:09 AM on November 15, 2019 [3 favorites]

Don't worry cenoxo, you'll come round to it.
posted by carter at 8:34 AM on November 15, 2019 [2 favorites]

I dunno – I try to avoid circular reasoning, but occasionally fall into it.
posted by cenoxo at 9:50 AM on November 15, 2019 [1 favorite]

I like this. It's kind of like the opposite of graffiti.
posted by doctor_negative at 11:46 AM on November 15, 2019

This is a really neat project and makes me wish that we had more interesting looking manhole covers here in Toronto.
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 3:19 PM on November 15, 2019

(My link works fine for me...)
posted by Harald74 at 12:08 AM on November 19, 2019

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