“Straight outta Lockdown / The Freedom Prints” is a series of vintage Mode 2 prints (from the mid 2000s to the early 2010s), hand-painted or hand-sprayed in 2020, and re-numbered in very limited runs.
We inaugurate this summer with a series of print releases from the Berlin-based graffiti “legend” (he HATES that term!) Mode 2.
Published originally by Pictures on Walls, Lazarides, MHI or Sergeant Paper, most prints sold out quickly, some runs were never released, and the artist recently came across much of these print archives that had been stashed away years ago; some from his personal quota and the rest returned by the publishers.
The idea came to release them again, though not without hand-finishing each series; even the ones that had already been through this process. Each print has therefore been custom-painted by Mode 2, to embellish the works with matching Belton spray colors or acrylic paint. Those HPMs have been re-numbered to create a new edition, with added aesthetic value and a marked difference from the original release.
The first print of the series is called “Sofa Spank”, originally released in 2010
The first series of 3 HPM prints will be available on Thursday, July 9th, at 18:00 CET on the Urban Spree online shop and in the galerie in Berlin.
Urban Spree Prints releases the first screen print of the Croatian-born, Berlin-based visual artist Marina Mika.
Mika’s illustrations are always hand-drawn and her universe is a composite world inspired by art nouveau, anime & manga, lores and fantasy.
Titled “Animal Spirit“, the hand-pulled screen print comes in a limited edition of 35, all signed and numbered by the artist. The print has been manually produced at Urban Spree on a Somerset 310g/sm paper and bears 2 deckle edges (the left and right sides of the paper have been torn on purpose to reveal the white structure of the paper through the black ink.
The print will be released this coming Wednesday 24.06 at 18:00 C.E.T. on the Urban Spree webstore and in our Berlin shop.
10 years after its publication, we are happy to re-release the second edition of Mode2’s legendary book “Never Too Late…” in 2 different editions.
The book will be released exclusively on the Urban Spree webshop here on Friday April 3rd at 18:00 CET (Berlin time).
Originally published in 2008 in a 64-page hardcover version, the book sold out instantly. A second, revised softcover edition of 80 pages was commissioned in the wake but was never properly released.
Since it’s “Never Too Late…”, we are finally releasing the book for its 10th Anniversary Year.
To celebrate the return of the prodigal book, in addition to the regular trade edition, Mode2 has designed a Special Edition of 100 copies. Each of the 100 book covers has been spray-painted and each copy is signed and numbered.
Numbers 001-050 come with a screen-printed tee-shirt of the cover’s motive, printed in-house at Urban Spree (Earth Positive brand, organic, fair trade cotton) while numbers 051-100 will be only the signed and numbered edition of the book.
Published by Lazarides Gallery, London, in April 2010