StarMetro Toronto - - World - BLUE­PRINT by Jade Markus/metro Win­nipeg

Man­holes, drains, pave­ment and tracks. The oft-over­looked pieces of a city in­spire Emma-france Ra . She’s the founder of Ber­lin-based ex­per­i­men­tal print­mak­ing com­pany Raub­druck­erin, which makes

ur­ban struc­tures wear­able by trans­fer­ring im­ages onto cloth­ing like T-shirts, sweaters and totes.

Ra and her fel­low That could be a sur­face that you ind on the street, work to fes­ti­vals, and the that some peo­ple think the Raub­druck­erin print­mak­ers that says Barcelona, a piece and you say ‘nice pat­tern,’” con­cept ex­panded from pi­rate part of the name is travel across Europe, in­d­ing of side­walk with an im­print she said. there. provoca­tive, since it means small de­tails to turn into of a bike in Am­s­ter­dam, or The idea started out as The name Raub­druck­erin to copy some­thing. de­signs. tram tracks in Lis­bon. a col­lab­o­ra­tion be­tween means pi­rate printer. “It’s “Ac­tu­ally, it’s more about

“It’s nice to ind But some­times, Ra is Ra and her fa­ther, who is a fem­i­nis­tic state­ment, ap­pre­ci­at­ing and giv­ing some­thing that has a in­spired by any in­ter­est­ing a painter, when they lived be­cause most of the at­ten­tion to over­looked re­la­tion to the city,” Ra pat­tern or sur­face. in Por­tu­gal. Af­ter a few test [names] in Ger­many are ob­jects, and giv­ing them a said. “[It could be] old wood prints, they brought their mas­cu­line,” she said, adding new life.”

Find a cool sur­face: tiles, drains, even trash. Then clean it up.

Use a small ink roller to evenly spread an ecofriendly wa­ter­based tex­tile ink.

Lay the fab­ric (Ra rec­om­mends fair trade certi ied or­ganic cot­ton).

Care­fully lift the im­printed fab­ric from the sur­face.

When done, clean up us­ing a wa­ter­based eco­log­i­cal ink and scrub­bers to get into cracks.

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