Crewe artist expands prints range of hometown landmarks
By Alex Greensmith
4th Oct 2022 | Local 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.
"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.
"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.
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.
"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."
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.