The Making Of Nike Music Shoe

April 28th, 2010

Remember the Nike Music Shoe ad from 2 weeks ago? Well, here’s the making of video. Seems like it was a very fun project.

Nike Music Shoe

April 14th, 2010

Nike Music Shoe is an awesome ad for the Nike Free Run+ shoe. In the video you can see Hifana doing a live performance by using the shoes as controllers. By bending the flexible sole of the Nike Free Run+, they can control different sounds. I’m actually pretty sure that it is real because I think that I spotted Daito Manabe in the video. And we all know what he’s capable of. I guess they’ve used some flexible sensors and hooked them up to MaxMSP. Great work!

UPDATE:
Indeed the shoes used in the video are the real sound controllers. Tomoaki Yanagisawa of 4nchor5 la6 was responsible for the hardware part. He added flexible and accelerometer sensors to the shoes. Daito Manabe of rhizomatiks did the sound programming with Max.
They were both commissioned by Wieden + Kennedy Tokyo for this project.

Nike Cardboard Packaging

August 20th, 2009

Zack Klauck and Emile Molin were asked by Nike to design packaging system that reflects their desire for lightness and sustainability during the Nike exhibition in Beijing last year. They decided to use a mesh wrap of recycled cardboard to make a packaging for a shirt and windbreaker together and one for a pair of shoes. I really like how they look and the fact that they wrote the sizes by hand. But I don’t really get why you would need a packaging for a shirt and windbreaker, except if there’re really limited gifts.

Nike Cardboard Packaging

Nike Cardboard Packaging

Nike Cardboard Packaging

Nike Cardboard Packaging

found at world famous design junkies

It’s my skills that are arrogant

July 30th, 2009

“Me? I’m just confident. It’s my skills that are arrogant.” This the making of, of one of the 5 key visuals developed by HORT for the Nike Refresh programm.

Me? I'm just confident. It's my skills that are arrogant.

STAGES

July 14th, 2009

STAGES is exhibition initiated by Lance Armstrong and Nike to raise funds and awareness for the fight against cancer. 20 renowned artists produced work inspired by Lance and his fight against cancer. Although I’m very sceptical about the whole cycling sport (or any professional sport for that matter), the cause and the artwork deserve some publicity. The exhibition opens this Friday July 17th at Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin in Paris, France.

Here are a few of the artworks:

Tom Sachs

Tom Sachs

José Parlá

José Parlá

Kaws

Kaws

Richard Prince

Richard Prince

Christopher Wool

Christopher Wool

Geoff McFetridge

Geoff McFetridge

Shepard Fairey

Shepard Fairey

Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places

July 10th, 2009

The next stop of the Europeam Nike IAM1 Journey is London. They asked INSA, the infamous London-based artist, to do an installation and exhibition with his trademark pieces. It’s quite nice to see how he can scale them and how they fit perfectly together. Just watch the video to see what I mean.
Next Friday is the opening of “Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places”  at 1948 in London.

Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places by INSA

Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places by INSA

Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places by INSA

Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places by INSA

Looking For Love In All The Wrong Places by INSA

Sneaker Jewelry By Sabrina Dehoff

July 7th, 2009

Sabrina Dehoff is one of the Berlin creatives involved in the Nike IAM1 Journey, she designed these sneaker jewelry for the Air Max 1 and Air Maxim.

Sneaker Jewelry By Sabrina Dehoff

Sneaker Jewelry By Sabrina Dehoff

Sneaker Jewelry By Sabrina Dehoff

Sneaker Jewelry By Sabrina Dehoff

found at highsnobiety

Nike The IAM1 Journey

July 7th, 2009

Nike is re-releasing the OG colorways of the the Air Max 1 sneaker, the ones still missing in my collection … But they also introduce a new version called the Air Maxim, based on the same silhouette but using the newly developed materials. The title of the European campaign is “The IAM1 Journey“. Nike will introduce you to 5 creative hotspots in Europe and Berlin is the first one. So which visual language did they chose? Exactly … a tilt-shift time lapse video. Once again very lush imagery.

The IAM1 Journey - Berlin

The IAM1 Journey - Berlin

The IAM1 Journey - Berlin

The IAM1 Journey - Berlin

The IAM1 Journey - Berlin

The IAM1 Journey - Berlin

The IAM1 Journey - Berlin

Nike MVPuppets “Three Rings”

May 15th, 2009

This is a very nice and funny commercial for Nike Basketball, starring LeBron James and Kobe Bryant as the Most Valuable Puppets. There is a second one called “Puppet Chalk“.

found at kottke

Nike City Knife II

February 11th, 2009

It has been a while since I saw something fresh from Nike. It seems that they only do crazy colorways or fake vintage these days … So here comes the Nike City Knife II: a foldable lightweight shoe. Kirsten Schambra who is responsible for the design, was inspired by origami structures. She taped a rough concept to a shoe last and developed it further from there. The concept is actually very simple, but I’m not sure if it will appeal to a wide audience. I like them, hey they are made of polygons!

Nike City Knife II

Nike City Knife II


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