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November 12th, 2020

Houseparty x Chuck Anderson

All of the [Frames] in Houseparty are original collections created by talented, independent artists. Every other week, we’ll drop a new collection by a new artist in the app. This next artist, @nopattern, is back with vibrant photography backgrounds, taking us on a journey from the city to the sea.

Chuck Anderson x Houseparty

Chuck Anderson is a Chicago-based artist, graphic designer, photographer, and creative director. He began his creative studio NoPattern at the age of 18, less than a year after graduating high school. Through the years, Chuck has collaborated with brands such as Nike, Apple, Target, Microsoft, the Chicago Bulls, ESPN and publications such as GQ, Nylon, Wall St. Journal, and TIME among others. At age 20, he was the youngest ever to judge in the Annual Art Directors Club Awards and in November 2010 at age 25 was named a Design Icon by Computer Arts Magazine. Chuck speaks at conferences and schools around the world, having grown to love mentoring and teaching young creatives about his work and life experiences.

Chuck Anderson

About the collection - “As someone who works in a variety of mediums: graphic design, photography, drawing, and collage among others as well as a seemingly endless subject matter, I was both excited and challenged when Houseparty asked me to work together on making work for [Frames] — 15 pieces no less. With a wide open brief and the decision mostly up to me regarding what to create, it’s exciting because, as an artist, it’s a dream to be given creative freedom. At the same time, as a multi-disciplinary artist who dabbles in a million different things, it’s a challenge because there are so many places I could start from. I went through several different explorations and completely different approaches before ultimately landing on a surreal photography approach. I wanted my Frames to be whimsical in tone and color contrasted by a more dramatic mood and subject matter, from dreamlike clouds to rainy windows and nighttime cityscapes to ethereal nature.” - Chuck Anderson

You can download all 15 of the wallpapers featured in the app HERE. Look out for more artists being introduced to the app every other week!

How to use [Frames] in Houseparty:

How To

  1. Start a group chat with your friends.
  2. Press the [Frames] icon in the bottom left corner of your screen.
  3. Select the frame you’d like to use and confirm.
  4. Strike a pose, you look glamorous.

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