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Anyforty x CALM Charity Group Show 2014, Opening Night Video Roundup

4th August 2014 |

Much love to our mates and AnyForty stockists for putting together this quality lil video clip, capturing the opening night of our AnyForty Charity Group show. Remember, for the next 3 weeks you can buy all artwork direct from here!

AnyForty Charity Group Show at 5th Base Gallery, London…

28th July 2014 |

So we’ve just finished 4 incredible days down at 5th Base Gallery, just off Brick Lane, Shoreditch with our Charity Group Show supporting the UK charity CALM. A huge thank you to each and every person who came through and supported, 95% of everyone who stepped foot in the gallery bought something, which was completely mind blowing, but not really a surprise, with some of the worlds best artists work available at incredibly affordable prices, you’d of been a fool not to buy something (sorry to the 5% of you who didn’t!) If you didn’t make it down to the gallery, then here’s a lil private, just for you vip photo walk through of the gallery, not the best images ever taken, but best could get running round the gallery shooting in the rare gaps when there were no customers in the gallery. Massive thanks to James and Diana at 5th Base for kindly donating the venue for the show, great people, great space, we’ll certainly be down there whenever they’ve a show on to support! Just a reminder, we broke even at the show now, covered all production costs of t-shirts/prints, so everything we sell from now on via AnyForty.com is pure profit for CALM, which is excuse the french fucking tres incredible!  So don’t be shy, get over to the shop today and support, oh also stay tuned for a video coming real soon of the opening nights antics, currently being edited as we chat by our stockists and AnyForty Family Kushi.

This Thursday, 24th July: The AnyForty Charity Group Show for CALM opens!

20th July 2014 |

Unless you’ve been living in the wild with your mad uncle Billy Grylls for the last 3 months you’ll know all about this AnyForty Charity Group Show we’ve been planning, slowly unveiling and banging on about all over social media.

Well, time has evaporated faster than the respect we had for 80′s tv legends, and the show is due to open this Thursday, from 6pm till 9pm at 5th Base Gallery!

We’ve artwork on display from 27 worldwide artists (check out the flyer above), and check out a lil sneak peek at some of the artwork that will be on display below (from left to right) by Travis Price, Dmitri Aske aka The SickSystems, Add Fuel, Paulo Arraiano and Mister Lister.

A3 prints will be able to be purchased from the gallery on the night for a bargain £20.

Fear not if you’re out of the country or simply can’t make it down/across/up to London, for there will be a one week only pre sale of the poster prints going up on AnyForty.com from Monday 28th July at 7pm, you’ll have 7 days to purchase prints from the show, they will then be produced to demand, and delivered to you within the following couple of weeks.

There will also be 5 limited edition t-shirts produced for the show, strictly limited to 50 of each that we’ll be selling 25 of the 50 at the gallery over the 4 days, then 25 of them online from the 28th, alongside a very special AnyForty x StickerApp sticker pack, containing 6 die cut stickers. 100 of the packs will be sold at the gallery show for £10 and the remaining 50 of them will also go online on the 28th at 7pm. (GMT)

So there you have it, loads of great goodies to buy from some incredibly talented artists, with ALL PROFITS going to the UK charity CALM at the end of August once we’ve sold everything.  The show opens Thursday night with a very special launch party going on from 6pm till 9pm, features a drinks supplied by our good pals at Translate Bar Shoreditch which are available for a £1 minimum donation, live musical entertainment by our beatboxing bredrin Hobbit and friends, and a sick dj set by the incredible The Last Skeptik. If that’s not enough good stuff, then once the gallery closes at 9pm we’ll be taking the party over to Translate to really let our hair down and celebrate a great and succesfull event that we’ve worked incredibly hard on!

The show opens Thursday 24th July, 6-9pm and runs Friday 25th July, 12pm-6pm, Saturday 26th July, 12pm-6pm and closes Sunday 27th July, 12pm-6pm.

Online sale begins Monday 28th July, 7pm.

For those of you coming to the gallery here’s all the information you need on it below, stick the post code in your smartish phone and get following it’s instructions. See you on Thursday from 6, bring cash monies or your debit card (we can accept card payments thanks to PayPal supplying us with a PayPal Here device) and get ready to show some support for a great cause.

5th Base Gallery, 23 Heneage St, BRICK LANE, London, E1 5LJ

PS. If you’re on Facebook and would kindly like to share the event with your friends, then click here to go to the event page.

AnyForty Charity Group Show: Artist Unveil 27

What a incredible few months it’s been unveiling all the incredible artists and we’re quite sad because the announcements come to a end now. But without further a due, we’re incredibly excited to announce last but never, ever least artist number 27 of the incredible lineup of worldwide artists who’ve donated their time and skills for our AnyForty Charity Group show taking place at 5th Base Gallery, London from July 24th until July 27th and raising funds for the great charity Calm, and again, ladies and gentleman it’s a name all AnyForty fans will know…

Melbourne raised, London based artist Purdi Petunia has been down with the good ship AnyForty since Summer 2010, making her debut with her incredible hand drawn Sailor Girl design that’s one of the fastest selling AnyForty designs in our 6 year history and came back with a swift kick to the nuts in Summer 2012 as part of our Australian Invasion Series with T-world Journal, with her collaboration with Australian photographer Nick Delaney, turning the lovely Emma Summer into a beautifully detailed winged angel. Since then Purdi’s been doing her thing painting murals all over London, including two giant pieces at Translate Bar in Shoreditch, a sick huge chalk piece at Vagabond Wine Bar in Central London and has some superb stuff in the pipeline including a mural at Instagram’s London HQ (How sick is that?!! ) that’s all alongside killing it in her “day job” as lead digital designer at Central London studio Galvanize. Grafter!!  AnyForty’s very own super girl has something very special up her sleeve for this group show and we can’t wait for you to see it! Remember folks, Thursday 24th July, from 6pm at 5th Base Gallery, the fun and festivities kick off. Come along, bring your wallets (we’ll be accepting cash and cards) and support a fucking brilliant cause. Profits from sales of the prints, t-shirts and all the other goodies from Purdi and the other 26 great artists we have for sale on the night will be going to the UK charity CALM. You’re getting incredible limited edition affordable art and supporting a superb charity. What’s not to like?!

AnyForty Charity Group Show: Artist Unveil 26

Nearly at the finish line for the artist unveils folks, 25 artists unveiled , 2 left to announce and 18 sleeps to go till the show opens. So, without further a due, here’s artist number 26 of the incredible lineup of worldwide artists who’ve donated their time and skills for our AnyForty Charity Group show taking place at 5th Base Gallery, London from July 24th until July 27th and raising funds for the great charity Calm, and again, in no particular order, proud to announce another brand new collaborator, ladies and gentleman it’s…

So Simon Freeborough is a London based printmaker and artist who’s part of the West London Art Factory collective, long story short, I actually started my professional design career as a Junior designer in a studio in Peterborough working alongside Simon way back in 2001. Fast forward 13 years and via a move to Bath, then Manchester, then London, lost touch with him completely. That was until September last year when Simon stumbled across a blog post by our longest serving stockist Urban Industry about our latest collection, and found out the person behind AnyForty was the kid he worked with back in the days and got back in touch. Anyway, got chatting a bit about what we’d been up to and checked out his prints and absolutely fell in love with them, his art looks at the disposable frills of society and transforms them into beautiful hand screen printed pieces of collectable limited edition artwork. Time was short but felt asthetically his work offered a extra dimension to our lineup so had to squeeze him in with a exclusive AnyForty colour way of one of his previous pieces. I’m sure you guys will love the striking simplicity of his work as much as I do. Welcome to the AnyForty Family Si!

AnyForty Charity Group Show: Artist Unveil 25

23 days to go till the show kicks off, and still unveiling artists, better get a crack on! So folks get ready for the unveiling of artist number 25 of the incredible lineup of worldwide artists who’ve donated their time and skills for our AnyForty Charity Group show taking place at 5th Base Gallery, London from July 24th until July 27th, and again, in no particular order, proud to announce another artist AnyForty regulars will be more than aware of, ladies and gentleman it’s…

Sprinkles is a incredibly sick artist we first stumbled across in 2012 via his good mate and AnyForty Family Dale Bigeni, and as soon as we saw his work, knew we had to collaborate with him, and collaborate we did, Sprinkles blessing us with a incredible design as part of our Chapter 01 range. Sprinkles is a self taught contemporary artist and tattooer based in Sydney, who’s canvas is skin, paper, walls, basically whatever dude can draw on he will. Deadly with a needle, pen, paint brush or paint can. No stopping our man from creating art! Super stoked to have him on board the good train AnyForty for this Charity Group Show, such a sick trademark style, you’re gonna love what he’s created. Much love fella look forward to making it to Sydney some day and getting a permanent collaboration from you!

AnyForty Charity Group Show: Artist Unveil 24

Sunday ain’t a day of rest in the AnyForty towers, so buckle up and get ready for the unveiling of artist number 24 of the incredible lineup of worldwide artists who’ve donated their time and skills for our AnyForty Charity Group show taking place at 5th Base Gallery, London from July 24th until July 27th, and again, in no particular order, proud to announce another artist AnyForty regulars will be more than aware of, ladies and gentleman it’s…

Philadelphia based Chris B Murray doesn’t need any introduction to the AnyForty die hards, he only came on board the good ship AnyForty in our first Chapter collection, with his incredible space horror tee after we stumbled across his artwork in the underground east coast hip hop scene, dude’s done some incredible stuff for one of our favourite ever mc’s Connecticut artist Apathy and has hooked any one who’s stumbled across his work ever since. Such a incredible style of illustration, always packed with sick little details, but for us, what really blows our mind is the way dude colours his work up, really brings his work alive. We’ve loads of stuff in the pipeline with Chris for the future, he’s already created the cover art for our AnyForty Six book which is dropping in November this year and contains all artwork from 6 full years of artist collaborations, we’re also working on another few top secret bits that will blow your minds. Great artist, great fella and to top it off a complete hip hop geek just like us, we spend most our time chatting about hip hop rather than artwork. Anyway, super stoked to have Chris involved in this great event for a great cause, with Chris and all the other incredible artists really bringing there “A” games, we’re gonna make a truckload full of cash for Calm!

 

AnyForty Charity Group Show: Artist Unveil 23

Onto the final 4 unveils from the incredible lineup of worldwide artists who’ve donated their time and skills for our AnyForty Charity Group show taking place at 5th Base Gallery, London from July 24th until July 27th, and again, in no particular order, proud to announce another of our very special guest artists, ladies and gentle fellows it’s…

So unbelievably stoked to have Liverpool born Adrian Johnson involved in this charity group show, been a big fan of his striking, character based work for a long ass time and have been lucky enough to have worked with him in previous non-AnyForty jobs before. It’s great to continue seeing him going from strength to strength, his bold, considered graphic art is constantly evolving, guess in the streetwear world Adrian is most known for the series of tees he released with streetwear giants Stussy in 2012, check this video interview out here, and most recently his Tour De France posters for Transport For London have blown up with well deserved social media hype. Couple that with a client list containing the likes of Paul Smith, Adidas, Stüssy, Monocle, The New York Times, Volkswagen and Unicef, you know Adrian is a exciting addition to our show. Give Adrian a warm welcome to the AnyForty Family folks! We can’t wait to see what he cooks up!  Remember peoples, Thursday, 24th July is the opening night at 5th Base Gallery, get down and grab some of these affordable limited edition prints from great artists for a great cause, remember all profits will be going to the uk based charity CALM so make sure you’re down to spend and support!

AnyForty Charity Group Show: Artist Unveil 22

Onto the final week of artist unveils, and onto number 22 of the incredible lineup of worldwide artists who’ve donated their time and skills for our AnyForty Charity Group show taking place at 5th Base Gallery, London from July 24th until July 27th, and again, in no particular order, proud to announce another of the AnyForty Family, lasses and fellas it’s…

Yes folks! After all the work we’ve done with Tom Mac these last few years, you’d be a fool if you didn’t expect to see his name pop up at some stage in the artist unveils for this exhibition! For the AnyForty regulars, Tom really doesn’t need any introductions, for those of you who’ve just escaped the bermuda triangle, been released from a 5 year stretch or one of those unlucky people who’ve just stumbled across the good ship AnyForty, then homegrown talent Mr Mac is the young man behind our world famous Pride graphic, as well as many more incredible designs like our Hospital Records link up and our panther initially created for the NEXT exhibition in Sydney amongst other now long gone sold out gems. We can only say how excited and happy we are to continue our working relationship with him, when AnyForty & Tom Mac link up, there’s never any disappointments, always sick stuff, trust!  Big up’s Tom!!! People make sure you’re at 5th Base Gallery on Thursday 24th July 6pm, ready to grab Tom’s latest piece of art alongside the other amazing 26 artists. One month tomorrow, we can’t bloody wait!!!

AnyForty Charity Group Show: Artist Unveil 21

No rest on weekends, and we’re back quick smart with unveil number 21 of the incredible lineup of worldwide artists who’ve donated their time and skills for our AnyForty Charity Group show taking place at 5th Base Gallery, London from July 24th until July 27th, and again, in no particular order, proud to announce another of our brand new guest artists, ladies and gents it’s…

Now you know those people who regularly chat about being a  jack of all trades, master of none? Well Radim Malinic aka Brand Nu, without blowing copious amounts of smoke up his bum, is jack of all trades, master of em all! Very rarely you’ll come across a artist these days that is so bloody good in the 3 main elements of the commercial design game, i.e typography, graphic design and illustration, you’ll regularly find incredible illustrators who’ve no idea how to lay out body copy, and you’ll find graphic designers who haven’t got a clue how to create even the simplest vector traced illustration, well one quick look at Brand Nu’s impressive online folio and you’ll soon release how much of a one man studio this Czech born fella is, projects bounce around with ease yet contain that trademark Brand Nu doused in colour look, everything from custom typographical creations for magazine covers and exhibitions , to packaging for iced coffee and alcohol, back to jaw dropping album covers then sliding over to custom credit card designs, then leaping over to slick websites, dropping into lavish photoshop illustrations and bouncing over to crisp clean branding for businesses, artists and events. Dude can honestly do it all, oh and to really top it all off, he somehow finds time to run the brilliant online magazine Colourspaces which interviews creatives from all over the world in all disciples, dj’s, illustrators, photographers, desingers the lot. Well worth a bookmark. We finally met up with Radim at The Meat event we both spoke at up in Aberdeen 3 weekends ago, and instantly clicked, we had to work together, this is the first of two projects you’ll see from us. Watch this space. Welcome to the AnyForty Family Radim pal, honoured to have you involved sir!