SHOTOPOP x JOHNNIE WALKER
Wednesday July 2, 2014 / Share
Shotopop was enlisted by LOVE Creative to tackle Johnnie Walker's Mid-Autumn Festival campaign for the Chinese market. Per the brief, the visuals were to be loosely focused around an immortal tree growing on the moon, part of the country's folklore. A character called Wu Gang tries repeatedly to chop it down, but the bay laurel continues to grow back.
Johnnie Walker's Striding Man figure assumes Wu Gang's post, but scales the tree instead. "As he ascended, he realized that it was taller than the universe itself," explained Shotopop's Casper Franken. "He found its branches heavy with infinite blossoms of gigantic fruit. When he bit into the tree's treasure, he tasted the intense flavors of Johnnie Walker Black Label: smoky peat, deep chocolate, sweet vanilla, rich fig, and zesty orange."
"When the Striding Man reached the top of the tree, he understood that just like the immortal tree never stops growing, his own journey knows no end," the story continues. "Wherever he adventures, his message to us all will always be the same: Keep walking."
Franken and his team made special-edition packaging for the Black and Gold Label bottles, a special-edition Blue bottle design, and a set of key visuals – the latter "a bit more intricate, as we decided to build a set to depict the scene, instead of simply reusing the illustrations," he said. "We recreated the tree design, taste-notes, and character in 3D. It was all 3D-printed, painted, assembled, and carefully transported to the studio to be shot by photographer Sam Hofman." Watch the process in the behind-the-scenes video.
Shotopop受邀LOVE Creative为Johnnie Walker设计中秋特别系列。这个工作包括产品外包装和瓶身的图案设计，3D打印的艺术设置，平面广告和动态短片。在接到初步的创意想法后，Shotopop提供了这样一整套的艺术方案和相关的样板参考，得到确认后开始了为期三个半月紧张有序的工作。这期间陆续交出的作品都让人惊艳。让我们来看最后阶段的拍摄工作短片。