Street Artist Uses Sewer Plates for Screen-Printing

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A new idea and form of ​​street-art called “Raubdruckerin” is an experimental project that started in Berlin which uses various metal plates, more or less decorated, present in the streets (sewers, water, gas…). Once painted over with textile paint, the plate becomes the negative of a linocut created directly on the street.

A true imprint of a city, the t-shirt or tote bag made by this technique becomes a unique piece and is directly “silkscreened” in situ. The artistic project offers his creations for sale, and has went way outside Berlin in search of street plate inspiration, visiting also Paris, Madrid, Athens, Barcelona, Amsterdam and many others.

Check out some of its creations below.