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Take It To The Streets

adidas Originals



We developed an out-of-home (OOH) campaign to support adidas Originals’ ZX Family “Take It To The Streets” campaign. The campaign leveraged guerrilla-style executions of wheatpaste street art posters throughout Beijing and Shanghai.

The posters were 1-to-1 full body-sized photography portraits of street-fashion models styled in adidas Originals’ looks wearing different ZX footwear. The posters were given a raw, selective desaturated treatment in which the models were made a muted black-and-white, while the ZX footwear were made bright and bold. The model poses in the posters were pre-designed to fit a variety of unexpected and interactive urban environments. The concept integrates different ZX footwear with street fashion and culture in an authentic, creative way.

We created a short documentary to capture the whole effort, from model photography and styling in our studio, to the graphic design and poster production, through to our street art teams in Beijing and Shanghai executing the artwork in the cover of night.

我们为配合adidas Originals ZX Family系列的“Take it to the Streets”宣传活动展开了一场游击式街头艺术活动,该活动在北京和上海两座城市以wheatpaste的街头海报形式呈现。



ZX750 Guerrilla Street Art Project

adidas Originals



To celebrate adidas Originals bringing back its iconic late-1980s ZX750 runners to China in a limited edition ‘bluebird dark slate’ colorway, we executed an epic guerrilla street-art campaign. The campaign engaged street artist crews in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Chengdu to bomb their hometowns with interpretations of the shoes in varied art styles.

Before hitting the streets, we pre-designed a stop-motion animation with hundreds of frames. Each frame of the animation featured the shoes in different positions. The frames were assigned to different artists around the country who had the freedom to recreate them in their own art stye. When the artists executed their artwork on the city walls, our photography team captured hi-res photos of each artwork. These photos were reassembled as the frames in this stop-motion video.

The animation tells the story of the ZX750s going on a nationwide journey while coming alive on city walls across China. The shoes’ urban adventure has them walking, jogging, jumping, spinning, dancing, etc., while the street-art styles and techniques morph from wheatpaste, to stencil, spray paint, marker, and stickers. The animation also links up a few select storefront treatments we incorporated into the campaign.

我们为adidas Originals复刻其八十年代末的ZX750经典鞋款进行了大规模的游击式街头艺术活动,此次旨在宣传ZX750暗灰蓝配色款在中国市场的推广。该活动集结了北京、上海、广州和成都的街头艺术家分别在各自城市中以多样化的街头艺术形式展现这双经典鞋款。