As per mentioned, the galactic sensation– Star Wars x adidas Originals Collection— just launched this past weekend in Taipei at the adidas Originals concept store in the ever trendy east district. Alongside the launch, Hong Kong artist Dorothy Tang has once again gotten aboard with adidas Originals to create a series of posters for a special exhibition in promotion for the collaboration. Dorothy Tang is known for her adaption of traditional Chinese art elements into contemporary confections, and had previously worked with clients such as Epson, Lomography and of course, adidas Originals. Her work with adidas Originals included a series of vintage French furniture covered in Chinese inspired blue and white prints of traditional motifs (clouds, waves, flowers and playful infants) which was put on display at the adidas Originals Beijing store opening. This time around, Tang drew inspiration from vintage Chinese film posters and adapted the posters’ rustic colors and penchant for drama into new fusion film creations, and dressed her iconic “Shopping Baby” up as various Star Wars characters– Darth Vader, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Master Yoda…just to name a couple. To put cherry on top of the icing, the posters come accompanied with slightly cheesy happy Chinese taglines that are also characteristic of vintage Chinese film posters. The exhibition is currently available for public viewing at adidas Originals Dunhua concept store and will be up all the way through to the end of February. If you can’t make it to the store and see the exhibition in person, check out the images here and get acquainted with the very talented Dorothy Tang.
Dorothy Tang Poster Exhibition for Star Wars x adidas Originals
adidas Originals Concept Store
No. 9, Lane 187, Section 1, Dunhua South Road | Map
Event Dates: January 8th (Friday) – February 28th (Saturday)