The project started in 2007 with an admiration for a particular manhole cover in downtown Seattle and a spontaneous idea to make a relief print directly from the street. That sparked a new found love for graphic design, the history beneath our feet, and making art.
It has taken me on a quest to find the oldest, most symbolic, and ornate covers in cities across the world, and then preserve those relics through unique prints. It’s more than just manhole and hatch covers, sewer drains, and alleys. It’s the thrill of discovering these overlooked objects, preserving the past through art, and the people we’ve met along the way.
Each city’s design, infrastructure, and people are unique.