Marcus Reed – adidas U.S. Cities & Island Series Prints.


Remember those prints we showed you the other week?  Yes, you do.  The ones based on the adidas City Series (Europe) trainers, by that talented sod Marcus Reed?  

Course you do ’cause they were A1 adi aceness weren’t they?

Well, we’ve got a bit of a treat for you.  Marcus is about to release another couple of series of prints inspired by adidas shoes of yore, and he’s given us an exclusive look at them here first.  Lucky buggers that we are.

First up he’s continued the same principle as the first set: using the colour-way of the trainer to produce  a stylised image of that geographical location. This time though he’s cast his eyes further afield, left Europe behind (like a better shod and well jacketed Farage) and turned his attentions to cities in the good ole’ U.S. of A. and to the Islands that inspired some of adi’s greatest releases (in my humble but overtly forthright opinion.)

If you struggle making decisions, and can’t decide which print or prints to spend your hard earned (or robbed) money on, both series have a  print that includes the whole collection; so you can save that choice making till you’re next sent out shopping.

Each print is A2 size (420mm x 594mm) and produced on Hahnemühle 310gsm German Etching paper (the best art print archive paper about apparently, so there!)  All are signed, embossed and dated by the artist and cost £40 + P&P to any location worldwide.

The prints are released this Saturday 8/11/14 and as a spezial (*winks to camera*) treat to us ‘Proper People’ Marcus will give the first 10 customers a signed A3 (297mm x 420mm) print of their choice, but shhhhsh, no one else knows about this. Right?

Anyways, cast your Mince Pies over this these, as a little taster for Saturday:




Marcus Reed Prints.

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  1. Danny Fraser

    Hawaii one is my favourite. Less is more. Great work fella

  2. Christian Hilton

    Yeah, there’s some dead good stuff on there. It’s a really effective idea Marcus has come up with. We love the fact these feel very ‘adi’ with that early 70’s minimal design aesthetic.

  3. These are all ace (I especially like the Bahamas one) – it’s not easy making something this minimal look so effective. I’ve just had a root around Marcus’ website & it’s all dead nice work, so ta for sharing these.

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