Tag results for: Phil Knight

R.I.P. – Geoff Hollister 1946 – 2012 | Nike Employee #3 + Father of Windrunner Jacket & Aqua Sock

Often called “Nike’s Employee #3″, Geoff Hollister passed away yesterday, just three days after his 66th birthday, after a long battle with cancer. The Oregon native was born on February 3rd, 1946 and was an Oregonian in every sense of the term. After graduating from South Eugene …

RE-Fresh: Nike Air Raid 2 (1993)

Produced by: Dan Hwang Written by: Jesse Carr Nike and Spike Lee have a longstanding partnership that most associate with Lee’s portrayal of Mars Blackmon, the loud-mouthed hype-man with fat frames and a Brooklyn-printed biker cap in the Air Jordan commercials. Decades later, Lee continues to be …

University of Oregon – Training Facility | Detailed Look

Autzen Stadium, home of the University of Oregon Ducks football team, has seen the team rise to be the most successful football program in the Pac-12 over the last 10 years. As part of a grand vision and commitment to have their athletics facilities at equal standing, …

Nike Better World – History featuring Phil Knight

Even a corporate giant such as Nike started out as a small company and its heritage and history is something of a backbone to the athletic brand. As they grew larger and widened their networks and supply chain, so too did their responsibilities and possibilities. But don’t …

Happy Birthday! Nike Swoosh!

A simple check mark established itself as a timeless symbol on this Saturday some 40 years ago. With all the submissions in place, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recognized the Nike Swoosh logo on June 18th, 1971. But what became the designer of this icon, who …

Philip Knight x Oprah – Nike LunarGlide+ 2

Herself a tireless promoter of all things positive, an avid believer of sound mind and body, Oprah Winfrey received a pleasant surprise from Philip Knight during his recent appearance when the Nike Co-Founder presented her with her very own Nike LunarGlide+ 2. Imprinted with Oprah’s signature on …

Freshness Week In Review: 5/02/2011 5/08/2011

There’s obviously one story that defines this week, but for a round up of the happenings the in worlds of streetwear, sneakers, gear, art, and culture, read on. First up was another welcome charity effort, this time by marquis European retailer Oki-ni, who stepped up with a …

Nike Co-Founder Philip Knight On Oprah

For a label known all over the world, Nike‘s Co-Found Philip Knight remains a mystery.  Now Chairman of the company he founded with his long time mentor, University of Oregon track coach Bill Bowerman, Knight have always shunned publicity and the attention of the media, till now.  …

Tinker Hatfield – New University of Oregon Matthew Knight Arena Floor Design

So much of Nike‘s history is intertwined with University of Oregon, it was little surprise that the company took an interest in building a new basketball arena for the Oregon Ducks. In place of the aging McArthur Court, circa 1927, will be the Matthew Knight Arena, a …