(New York City, New York--February 27, 2008) 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 the United States and Europe.
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 retail centers one 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 from a visual, experiential and services stand point. "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. Utilizing their unique skill set, 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.
"Nike is the kind of company that continually strives to reinvent its image and reach millions through its brand identification. We relish the chance to work with such a company, aligning ourselves with the same chameleon-like qualities. In the diverse advertising community, we pride ourselves on our ability to provide a wide range of high-caliber work no matter what the project medium," commented HUSH director Erik Karasyk.
Client: NikeID Splash/Stitch
Creative Director: Heather Amuny
Design Director(s): Manny Bernardez , Scott Denton-Cardew
Producer(s): Chuck Patton, Lori Severson
Concept and Design: HUSH, NY
Director(s): David Schwarz, Erik Karasyk
Designer/Art Director: Laura Alejo
Designer(s): Jonathan Cannon, Doug Lee
Producer: Jess Pierik
HUSH is a New York-based directorial collective led by co-founders/directors Erik Karasyk and David Schwarz. HUSH creates powerful brand-driven stories, award winning design, animation, and VFX for TV commercials, music videos, broadcast, and interactive media channels across all platforms. With over a decade of combined post and production experience at some of the most recognized companies on both coasts, the duo decided to create their own unique, agile full service creative studio.
The HUSH collective has extensive relationships with agencies, brands, record labels, and film/TV studios. HUSH seeks to utilize its directorial talents to create engaging content from concept to completion.