Take a look around you. If you look hard enough, you can find art anywhere. Consider these illegal printers. They not only see the common and often overlooked beauty in our surroundings, but they also capture it in amazing designs that they print on bags and t-shirts.

Raubdruckerin (German for “pirate printer”), a Berlin-based art collective, creates unique patterns on clothing and accessories using manhole covers, grids, vents, and other public utilities. And, as you can see, the end result is quite appealing. They work on location, applying ink directly to whatever template they like the look of before selling their creations through their online shop, which features designs from cities such as Amsterdam, Lisbon, and Paris. Like what you see? Then click here for some lovely Japanese manhole covers that would also make excellent t-shirt designs. Are you listening, pirates?

More info: Raubdruckerin (h/t: colossal)

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