The art, design, photography & creative direction of Chuck Anderson.

NikeLab x Virgil Abloh Re-Creation Center

In June 2019, Nike Chicago built the NikeLab x Virgil Abloh ‘Re-Creation Center’, a temporary space next to Nike Michigan Avenue that acted not only as retail, but as a creative workshop as well as a classroom. In partnership with Nike and Abloh, Chuck was selected as one of five mentors to run workshops in the space for a group of students as well as the public. In addition to these student and public workshops, Chuck also ran a private workshop for Nike employees and conducted live interviews in the space with both Abloh and ALYX’s Matt Williams.

The workshop designed by Chuck was inspired by his experience working with magazines — a story of rapid deadlines and improvisation. He designed several simple magazines spreads with a simple headline on the left side of the page with ample room for artwork on the right half. Attendees were asked to sift through old magazines and newspapers to collage as well as utilizing as many of the art supplies provided by Nike. Attendees ranged from 7 to 60 years old and all walks of life, proving that creativity knows no bounds.