Manhole Covers

Regular price £25.00 GBP
They lie under your feet as a functional part of the paving, heavy and shiny. The Romans had them first, made of limestone at the time. When, from the 19th century onwards, sewer systems were installed in the cities that had grown rapidly in the course of industrialization, the cast-iron manhole cover – also known as gully cover – was born as an access opening into the urban underworld as we know it today. This volume provides an insight into the fascinating graphic design language of these objects from all over the world. They offer an infinite variety of design,… Read more