Richard’s Corner – Blue

I’ve made a few prints of this particular cover in Bucktown, a neighborhood in Chicago. I believe it’s an old coal hole cover dating back to the early 1900s and it reads “Richards & Kelly Co. Chicago, Illinois.” The small circles would have been glass inserts allowing the light to shine down into the basement …

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Rain Drain

“Drain” Seattle WA March 2017 It’s always great to get a message from an old friend when you happen to be a few blocks from each other. It had been a while since I saw Nick and after a quick phone call, we were standing on the corner of 2nd and Bell Streets deciding how …

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“KT Co.” September 2016 Founded in 1900 the Keystone Telephone Company was the first in the world to install a phone line system. They were bought out in 1945 by Bell System and these covers remain in the streets of Philly. Original Artwork made directly from a utility cover in Philadelphia, PA.

Flint Blue

Spending 7 years on a manhole cover hunt across the country, you start to appreciate our intricate, massive, and presumably indestructible infrastructure. Most of our pieces are created from sewer or water covers and many are over 100 years old. We can admire the beauty of their exterior designs but have no clue whats happening below. Like most American’s, I …

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Midwest Castings

September, 2017 Original Artwork made directly from a utility cover in Little Rock, AR.