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Call them what you like. Lowest form of art. Ground art. Plain Janes…but they all point to the humble manhole covers. Most people take them for granted as part of the ground they walk on. But I find them to be fascinating in terms of how they could look when presented in a totally different way.
Here are three versions of some manhole covers – all made-over by VAL into Art-to-Wear originals, aptly named SIDEWALK SIRENS in Black and Blue and PAVEMENT PASTELS. Printed on 100% silk twill in 90×90 cm dimensions, complete with meticulously hand-rolled edges, the scarves’ vibrant colours appeal to everyone and dress up a plain outfit dramatically.
For the longest time, I felt like I was the only one obsessing about the patterns on manhole covers…until this I came across the following in the news:
Over in Japan, they have taken to turning manhole covers into art forms with the creative use of colour!
Next time you are out on the street or sidewalks, do pay attention to the world of creativity some simple manhole covers can offer.
Till the next post..have a great day.