You may not instantly recognise the name Chuck Anderson or his studio name No Pattern, but I would imagine as soon as you see some of the examples of his work you will recognise his distinctive and surreal design style. Having worked for some of the biggest brands in the world from a very young age including, Absolut, Microsoft, Google, Honda, Nike, Puma, Reebok, Target and Vans, he is one of the design worlds most established names. His studio site www.nopattern.com has just had a big revamp and is now up and running showcasing all of Anderson’s previous work and a whole host of new work, primarily sport influenced designs for ESPN, so if you haven’t had the pleasure to see Anderson’s work in full before now, it is the perfect time to explore his online portfolio and be immersed in his all encompassing style.
Not only can you browse though his impressive collection of work Anderson has a dedicated shop section on his site where you can purchase t-shirts emblazoned with his designs and also prints of his beautiful dreamlike photography that he adds his own bit of magic to with splashes of colour and light. I can speak from personal experience when I say they look even more impressive in person than they do on screen, I have my very own copy of his print “Good Part’s of Bad Dreams” hanging in my own home and it gets lots of compliments!
What I love about this site overhaul is that it also gives us a little glimpse into the more constrained side of Anderson’s work, his branding of Madcap Coffee Co. shows his skill for producing simple, striking graphic elements without his usual use of light, paint splatters and glows. So go and have a look for yourself at his collection of surreal and awe-inspiring creations produced over the last 10 years, I’m excited to see what there is to come in the next 10 years, and I bet you will be very tempted to go and purchase your own copy of a Chuck Anderson print!