Street Covers


I am fascinated by the diversity of street covers found throughout the world, and even within a single city. I find them all the more interesting for been largely overlooked. Most people take no notice of street covers at all. Covers are constrained in size and shape by their function, but their variety is testimony to impulse to design and to decorate. Their texture, used to prevent slipping, and their markings, to identify their function, afforded their designers room for embellishments and flourishes.


Form in function