Crewe artist expands prints range of hometown landmarks

By Alex Greensmith

4th Oct 2022 | Local News

Crewe-raised illustrator Adam Schofield (41) has expanded his range of prints themed around his hometown. (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Crewe Nub News)
Crewe-raised illustrator Adam Schofield (41) has expanded his range of prints themed around his hometown. (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Crewe Nub News)

An artist with a Crewe-themed range of merchandise has expanded his range of products.

Adam Schofield (41), who grew up near Edleston Road, launched a series of Crewe themed prints and coasters in July 2022.

But they have done so well, that he has expanded the amount of prints he is selling themed to buildings in our town.

The prints feature local landmarks old and new like The Limelight Club or Crewe Market Hall.

Would you put these up in your home? (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Crewe Nub News)

"I love Crewe, I spent half of my life here", he said.

"I started off just with a scene of Crewe with lots of local landmarks, and now I've made individual more detailed pieces of each building you can buy separately.

"I got lost of people asking if they could buy a print with just the one on it, so here we are.

"Since last time, I've had to update the Crewe Market Hall piece to have the great new glass frontage.

Crewe Municipal Buildings took Adam close to a full workday to complete. (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Crewe Nub News)
"One of my favourites and best-sellers is the Queen's Park Clock Tower. Not an obvious feature of the park, but it is one of my favourite things about Crewe.

"Christmas is always the busiest time for illustrators like me. I will be pushing out lots of social media adverts in Crewe as people are looking for gifts.

"I love to highlight the architectural beauty of buildings, and sometimes a building doesn't have to be beautiful to be special, which is why I have old or demolished landmarks on there too.

"The old 'Big Bill' clock tower for example, was a fabric of Crewe, and it is a shame to have seen it gone."

Other Crewe landmarks and signifiers which feature in Adam's artwork include: a Duchess of Sutherland train [of Crewe works], the Bentley factory, Crewe Municipal Buildings, the Lyceum Theatre, the former public swimming baths (which Adam hopes will be turned into a community space), Crewe War Memorial, Christ Church [of Prince Albert Street], the old Police Training Centre [that is now apartments], Rail House, and Crewe Hall.

Adam, who now lives in Macclesfield, is a former pupil of St. Thomas Moore High School and Dane Bank College. Adam's work is hand-drawn in his studio, and then finished up on his computer. (Image - Alexander Greensmith / Crewe Nub News)

The prints start at £9.50, and are of various sizes, which you can buy from this link or this link.

You can buy them in A2, A3 and A4, of varying prices.

"A4 is perfect for a gift," he added.

"If you buy three prints or more - of any Cheshire town - you can save 15% on my website.

This piece of artwork costs £12.50 GBP for an A4. (Image - Adam Francis)

"The Municipal Buildings took me the longest to do. It is a lot more detailed and I spent upwards of six hours on it.

"It is great to have lovely comments recognising that somebody is actually doing art of Crewe.

"It is a special town with lovely buildings, you just have to look a bit harder in some places."

Crewe: You can click here for more information. He also has a range of Crewe coasters.

Please click here to browse all of Adam's work, including from other Cheshire towns like Nantwich and Sandbach.

Adam would love for businesses in Crewe to stock his work, please contact him through social media.

You can follow him on Facebook and Instagram, where he has also just announced a slew of Macclesfield-themed Christmas cards for charity.

See Also: Crewe artist's prints and coasters are toast of the town

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