WORK: ManvsMachine’s eye-popping visuals for Nike Air Max Day

ManvsMachine has created some slick motion graphics work for Nike over the years. Its latest project is a colourful campaign promoting 30 years of Nike Air Max.

The campaign was launched to mark international Air Max Day on March 26 and was rolled out online and at Nike Town stores. ManvsMachine created animations and graphics using retro patterns and a custom font inspired by the bubble in Nike’s famous shoe. Films and graphics combine witty one liners with photography and illustrations that hint at the history of the Air Max.

The campaign is one of a series of projects commissioned by Nike to mark the 30th anniversary of Air Max. The company teamed up with Unit 9 to broadcast a short animation on to the facade of the Pompidou Centre in Paris last month and ran a series of creative workshops for young people in London. Workshops were held over three days and covered interactive design, photography and music production.

Nike also released a series of limited edition Air Max styles in the run-up to the event – from ‘remixes’ of classic styles to new designs.