Everyone is born an athlete

Always a big fan of all the works created by powerhouse ad agency, Wieden & Kennedy, Portland. In particular, those kick ass Nike commercials they had ran over the last couple of years. They hold a dominant spot in my memory and I believe the same goes to all those who appreciates the level of creativity they implanted in all their videos. Now, they made a new high. Check out this commercial for the Olympics. The ad, ‘Unlimited You’, brings on a heightened brand message that illustrates how great athletes are born from birth, as they transformed from unprepared amateurs to world-class athletes. Very cool and extremely high budget production. Nice.

Work that mind

I have to admit Im a huge fan of the campaigns by W+K, Netherlands, and their recent campaign for Nike women does live up to my expectations. These short clips featured athletes with very strong determination. The negative thoughts running through their mind gets decimated almost immediately. And I believe the power of positivity is one of the main driving force for success. Remember, success don’t come easily, so do not let your negative thoughts push you over. Stay strong. Believe in yourself.

Merlot

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Love trainers. I always feel the need to dress down in order to dress up. That hip looking trainer from Nike SB, is another beautiful model of its Trainerendor. It now arrives in a fabulous red-wine “Merlot” palette. Check out the mesh accompanied by those really awesome nubuck uppers! Not bad at all! This is truly a beauty. I pretty much adore sneakers with nice white soles. They frame the base very nicely. At a very decent price of 90euros, one must not miss out this shoe at all Nike SB outlets.

Wolf Grey

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The Nike Air Max never fail as a staple in my wardrobe. Light and comfy, this pair of kicks is the way to go on casual fridays and saturday morning grocery shopping. Nike has released a new model for the Air Max, dubbed the “Wolf Grey”. It looks just as good as all the other iterations of Air Max. I actually love the geometric designs on the shoe. Personally, the idea of looking ‘cold’ is pretty cool. The blends on the shades of grey and blue is fantastic. Looking at it closely, you will realize the grey translucent ‘tape’ that straps nicely round the forefoot across the heel. Beautiful! I would want to grab a pair of these. Prices should start at $179 USD.

Winter Wonderland

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Let me guess – It is Nike and it is a piece of awesome work. The answer is none other than kick ass creative work from Wieden + Kennedy Portland. I’m always right on this one. Nike has been making truly wonderful works partnering their creative agency W+K. There is this one thing about christmas that gets us going – the festive joy that binds our elated spirits together. This whole emotional aspect of the season induces bonding and that leads to opportunities to create that message for most brands. They can leverage on this to compete and place them ahead of their competitors. So, let this case study be a good one to you if you are one of the guilty ones who haven’t been planning for your christmas marketing efforts. In this new installment of Nike’s strings of awesome commercials, W+K places emphasis on selecting Nike’s elite athletes and have them in action in winter, while they hum and sing along their own interpretation of “Walking in a Winter Wonderland.” This video, directed by Rupert Sanders places it’s focus on the athletes’ determination to achieve success regardless of any harsh situations. Enough talk, check out the video peeps.

Nike Air Force 1 Safari

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I haven’t blogged about fashion at all ever since I started Appleisblack.com, and I figured that I start somewhere. Today, I like to bring up some nice pair of sneakers I saw over the web. I love Nike sneakers and have been a fan of them since early age. With the proliferation of pirated sneakers, many have succumb to invest their dough on leather shoes or even alternative footwear on the market. However, sneaker collecting is still a culture so strong that sneaker collectors remain adamant towards anti-sneaker piracy. Here, we have the Nike Air Force 1, the “Safari” edition. Very cool indeed. Looking like the Foamposite version, the Air Force 1 features an upper dominated by the printed monograms of the Safari. I particularly love the the black Swoosh and the heel tab. One of its awesome design features is the bright orange sole and the icon printed on its tongue. I think it is definitely an iconic pair to rock when working or during weekends. What do you know? One of the incentives of being a creative is that you get to rock dope fashion in the office, during office hours.

Nike, you just did it again

I am getting increasingly jealous of the work that Widen + Kennedy is producing. They are not only amazing, they are beautiful and inspiring. Again, more virally impactful work from the agency. This time round, we have NIKE producing a viral video of how they engage athletes to produce their posters. We coordination, anticipation and enthusiasm in the process of how the movement posters were made. All in the factory where there were print presses and sports facilities. This is brilliant work at it’s benchmark again. Check it out.