The Art of Raw

Digital experience
Lookbook

SS 2013

Role

- Art direction
- Digital creative concept
- UX & UI Design

The Art of Raw is the G-Star's campaign that showcases a series of explorations into the unlimited possibilities of denim.

Project    Denim Craftmanship
Client      G-Star RAW
Studio     Cartelle

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The digital experience

The digital experience goes more in depth in the process of denim creation. It captures the G-Star passion for denim, where it starts with the creation of the fabric, runs all the way through the design process, and ends with people from around the world styling it their own way.

It starts with the campaign's centerpiece, a fully CGI macro-level journey through the denim creation process with a musical collaboration from Skrillex. 

In addition, the site walks visitors through the denim-making process while highlighting their latest collection and lookbook.

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Contribution

As the art director on this project I was responsible for extending the television commercial into a concept that ticked all the boxes of a digital campaign.

 

Dissecting the TVC into different chapters, starting with showing the actual process of how G-Star makes their denim in four different videos, shot in the Milan factory.

Completing the journey with bloggers from around the world wearing the actual product, but styling it their own way. Using their fan base to create more awareness around the brand.

Ambilight video

"The Making of Denim" is a collection of four videos that provide a deeper look into G-Star's love for denim and thoughtful manufacturing process.

The videos within the campaign site offer a unique, enhanced experience; a real-time "Ambilight" effect that color matches the site background, giving the video an even more immersive feel.

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Intuitive navigation

With loads of sites out there leveraging vertical scroll, we tried to pay close attention to introducing unique features and details to ensure this site was a special one.

One of these features is the "snap" scrolling which intuitively guides the user through each page with either a simple tap, trackpad scroll or subtle scrollbar movement.

If a page extends the view of the window, we introduce hover-panning, a classic mechanic from the Flash days that allow users to browse tall pages and portrait photo's without a click, making for a buttery-smooth experience.

The unlimited possibilities of styling

G-Star has teamed up with bloggers from around the world to see how they style the G-Star Elwood. Watch this video to see how Street Etiquette from New York made it their own.

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Team

Creative Director            Alvin Chan
Design Director                Pascal Duval
Art Director
                     Vincent Venema
Copywriter                      Paul Carroll
Producer                          Teymoor Ghashghai
Studio                               Cartelle

Hero film                            Glassworks
Sound & music                  
Skrillex
Denim factory films        Marc van Fucht

Articles
FWA    Site of the day
Filmcraft    Bronze Lion
Awwwards    
Site of the day

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