Manhole covers

Many times, when we think to cities the colour that we associate to them is grey and all the things appear switched off!  Apart the buildings and the cement or the asphalt of the street there are other elements or objects situated in the streets that don’t appear very nice to our eyes….for example the manholes covers!!! But design can improve them and “switch on”!!!  In most cities you probably don’t notice the presence of manhole covers in the planty of visual things that surrounds you, these maybe are some exception: I discovered there are creative manhole covers all around the world.

 

 
 

 

 

Here there are examples of strangely legal urban street art from artistic Japanese manhole covers. In Japan they put great attention on urban furniture and to make more attractive their city; something wich is simple and ordinary can become something beautiful and creative. The manhole covers’ design are spread and all the cities is different from the others on floral motif or characters. 

 

Design can focus also on the form…

which manhole cover do you prefer???

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