Nike Lunarglide+ 3 City Pack – Beijing | Berlin | New York City | Chicago | San Francisco

By - September 21st, 2011

Do you run your city? Nike Running makes it almost impossible not to with its new Lunarglide+ 3 City Pack. Five international destinations with five vibrant running communities, Nike brought in a “creative ambassador” from each city to help concoct  a visual montage about their hometown.  The final products are renderings that are both whimsical and expressive, whether on t-shirts, posters, or Lunarglide+ 3 themselves.  The Nike Lunarglide+ 3 City Pack will be available in limited numbers at select Nike retail locations soon.

Nike Lunarglide+ 3 City Pack - Beijing by Nod Young

Nike Lunarglide+ 3 City Pack – Beijing by Nod Young
Nod Young is an artist and designer from Beijing, China. His work has been seen in over 10 countries including the U.S, the U.K, Spain, Germany, and China. Young specializes in merging Chinese culture and visual elements from the Orient into his modern art work. This localization of artistic expression and creative attitude is particularly prominent and rare in the “era of globalization”. Two years ago, Nod shut down his creative team after 8 years of operation to devote his time and energy into creating art independently. This is when Nike approached Nod allowing him to apply his pure expression of culture into commercial product concepts.

Nike Lunarglide+ 3 City Pack - Berlin by Mike Friedrich

Nike Lunarglide+ 3 City Pack – Berlin by Mike Friedrich

Describing his style as “death to cuteness,” Mike Friedrich’s work mixes strong contrasts with fantasy and urban elements. His career as an artist began when he sold some of his first illustrations to tattoo studios in his hometown of Berlin. Occasionally seen running in one of the city’s local parks, he credits the sport with helping clear his mind and sparking new ideas, like the freaky funky artwork he created for the city pack.