A giant Little Simz stomps the streets of NYC in Vans 3D billboard ad
The rapper is the face of the skateboarding brand’s latest sneaker launch.
Vans tasked the production company Final Frontier and design studio Woodwork to create an eight-second animation that sees Little Simz kicking through Vans’ classic checkboard print in the newly released Knu Stack shoes.
Live on the corner of 7th and 3rd Street until the end of August, the giant 3D billboard is estimated to be seen by over 4.5 million people.
To beam Little Simz on to the billboard, the team used photogrammetry of the rapper to texture-map them on to her body parts and outfit, aligning with the campaign style. The scene was also lit to replicate natural lighting and enhance the 3D effect.
Vice-president of creative: Rob Teague
Creative director: Bruno Luglio
ACD/art director: David Happekotte
Director of production: Nate Rogers
Senior producer: Antonietta Croft
Senior producer: Max Rubins
Creative project manager: Chase Weikal
Director of music, partnerships, culture (global): Steve Balser
Manager, brand management, life + style: Marissa Smith
Director, digital media (Global and Americas): Elena Carroll
Senior manager, media and advertising (Americas): Katrina Hofmann
Manager, media and advertising (Americas): Amanda Randel
Senior manager, corporate communications: Charlie Cawte
Executive creative director: Claus Cibils
Executive producer: Julieta Zajaczkowski
Head of production: Mary Antonieta Lopez
Producer: Milagros Vilapreño
Art director: Roberto Andreu
Creative director: Marvin Koppejan
3D lead: Ernst Noort
3D motion designers: Lennard Goede, Pascal Amestegui Fuentes
2D motion designer: Hidde Maas
Producers: Sabine van Wechem, Nina Fabel, Gayle van Bochove