New York-based Hush collaborated with Nike to bring diversity of style and imagery to the iconic brand with a series of large format images displayed in Niketown and NikeID stores throughout Europe and the US.
The dynamic imagery is delivered directly to the consumer through two core concepts. In Splash, a blank white shoe stomps into a puddle of paint. In Stitch, a shoe is frozen in time as new layers and colors are sewn onto it. Both of these displays are perfectly paired with an expansive wall filled with Nike shoes in an array of styles.
In years past NikeID was imaged via straight product photography showcasing some of the various shoe styles available. At the shops, buyers could go to a kiosk to create a customized shoe and that was the end of the consumer relationship with the process and brand.
This time around, Nike opted to revamp the entire process by building a 'customization statement that traverses through the entire consumer experience'.
"We were so psyched to work on this project. It was a great departure from the broadcast or commercial projects we've been working on recently, and allowed the entire studio to stretch their creative muscles," noted Hush director David Schwarz.
Nike approached Hush to make an iconic statement that visually explains the customization process of NikeID to the consumer. Since it's meant to be displayed in-store and with only still images, Hush was charged with the task of bringing an inanimate object to life through concept and design. Hush and Nike's creative directors were able to give birth to a defining set of artful iconic images.
Hush was able to evoke this concept through a single, dynamic frame. Hush's team of designers were also able to hint at the endless amount of options that the NikeID service provides.