Overlooked ‘street jewellery’
Nov 15, 2019
Manhole covers. Overlooked by so many, but so often their intricate patterns and history deserve a second life. And here they’re given one by a young artist Emma France for her tshirt and bag designs in this article.
Emma’s bag design. Image © The Guardian
Emma at work. Image © Emma France
Of course many other people have popularised these designs, notably and recently by Pentagram’s Marina Willer in her A1 book showcasing the designs of London’s manhole covers. And London based designer Christian Küsters also has a range of badges and prints along a similar vein. In fact, a book on this subject was published as early as 1869. More history and facts in this article about the ‘street jewellery’ on the FT.