Vintage Nike Ads Are Making a Comeback as Puzzles Thanks To Recess Studios

Vintage Nike Ads Are Making a Comeback as Puzzles Thanks To Recess Studios

Recess Studios has collaborated with Nike to release 9 limited edition puzzles based on the brands vintage advertisements.

Marketing agency Recess Studios has designed 9 different limited edition puzzle sets that are based on vintage Nike advertisements with images of the puzzles officially revealed on July 1st. The late-70s to mid-80s were some of Nike’s most prolific years and have therefore inspired this collection of puzzles. The puzzle covers have featured iconic Air Max, Dunks, Jordan 1, Air Force 1 ads on them and all sets are going to be numbered. While 6 of them will have only 325 units produced, the remaining 3 will have 1225 units each.

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We have partnered with Nike to celebrate three of their most iconic silhouettes: the Dunk, Air Force 1, and Air Max. Enter for a chance to win one of the puzzles by posting your most unique, loved, and well-worn Dunks, AF1, or Air Max. Our staff will be choosing winners based on uniqueness, creativity, and overall impact of each image entered. Each winner will receive 1 (one) of three versions of a promo only Nike puzzle with a vintage image of the shoe. To enter, post an image to your Instagram account of your best “worn heat” Dunk, AF1, or Air Max (the shoe you post will be an entry for each respective puzzle). You can enter once a day for the 7-day period of the contest starting on Monday, June 29th until Sunday, July 5th. Use the hashtag #NikePuzzle and also include @thedarksideinitiative in your caption to submit an entry. Must be 18 to enter. Must have a California address to win. No purchase necessary to enter.

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But hold on, before you get all excited, there's a small catch! The puzzles are not for sale, but rather raffled off by various Nike Tier 1 retailers in a partnership with the sneaker brand. Different retailers employed different methods to give customers the chance to own the puzzles.

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In partnership with Nike, we’re excited to launch a collection of puzzles using iconic vintage Nike ads. The puzzle set is made in limited quantities and individually numbered. To kick off this launch, we tapped our friends at @archive.dna to create a quiz based off of the history around the three iconic Nike styles featured on each limited edition puzzle. In order to obtain yours, you will have to upload the quiz PDF (link in bio), fill out the scantron, and submit your filled out scantron to @undefeatedinc DIRECT MESSAGE INBOX in order to enter. Once you submit your quiz, WITH ALL THE ANSWERS CORRECT, within 48 hours, you will be eligible to be entered into a raffle to win a complete set of the limited edition puzzle. Again, you will have 48 hours to download, fill out, and submit your entries via @undefeatedinc DIRECT MESSAGE INBOX. Any entries after the 48 hours will not be considered.

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Undefeated along with Archive DNA organized a quiz and those who managed to get all the questions right would get a chance to participate in the raffle. Oneness, on the other hand, asked their audience to upload a picture in their favourite "BE TRUE TO SCHOOL" dunks and the best pictures would get the puzzles for free. RSVP Gallery, Bait Me, and The Dark Side Initiative are some of the other retailers that were conducting raffles.

However, all the raffles for the puzzles have concluded and the winners should be announced very soon. If you did participate, keep and eye out in the hopes of your name to be announced and if you did unfortunately miss out on the raffle and getting your hands on one of them, watch out for the chance to own one through resellers!

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