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ANYFORTY X NEXT: THE FUTURE OF T-SHIRT GRAPHICS

7th November 2011 | Tags: , , , , ,

So you’ve seen a few blog posts below about this NEXT exhibition we’ve taken place in over at Sydney, Australia as part of the huge Outpost Project, well thanks to Eddie from T-world magazine who’s running the show and the brilliant photographer Nicole Reed we can now show you the event with some slick atmospheric photography taken over the weekend when it first opened to the Australian public, this event is huge, trust us. 10,000 people passed through in the first weekend alone. Open for about 6 full weeks too. Epic!

The NEXT exhibition is basically 3 exhibitions in one, a huge showcase of thousands of hanging tee’s painfully displayed in gradiated rows of colour, including some of our finest designs from the first few years hanging alongside legends like Rebel 8, The Hundreds, our homey Benny Gold, SSUR, Mishka. There’s also¬†a exhibition of Nicole Reed’s portrait photography featuring exclusive quotes from world famous artists and brands on what the Future holds for T-shirt art alongside photography shot over the years for T-world mag, and finally a Future tee’s exhibition that showcases 20 exclusive new designs from brands and artists around the world. More on that later…

The exhibition also had a world exclusive viewing of a new french made T-shirt documentary called T-Stories, click the pic below to check out the trailer!

Back onto this Future tee’s exhibition, basically, I think 20 brands and artists from around the world were asked to produce a exclusive design for the show, with a T-shirt graphic on how they saw tee shirt art in the future, 2015 to be precise. These included guys like Alex Trochut, 123Klan, Mambo, Sixpack, Volcom, JeffStaple, Jeremyville, Threadless, loads of big fucking dogs, and um little old us repping the UK alongside our family Waste!

Our idea for the future of T-shirt art was basically that at the current moment in time, 2011 creeping into 2012, brands such as Only, Carhartt, Alife etc are smashing the market with such simplistic vector design work, nothing wrong with their art, in fact it’s pretty fucking sick, but being a brand that thrives on great illustration, we want to see more detailed artwork coming to the forefront, artwork that really let’s the artist show off what they can do, not just knowing how to trace things in illustrator, but really fucking knowing how illustrator works and creating artwork that makes the punters eye balls explode in their head, unable to take in all that detail. Artwork that really tests the screen printers by reproducing what looks amazing on screen onto a cotton canvas.
So to demonstrate that we linked up with up coming talent Tom Mac, who spent a silly amount of time on a absolutely bananas 8 colour drippy Panther. Check it out in the event below and to see it more in detail, minus reflections etc we’ve stuck up a exclusive desktop image of the design you can grab and stick on your computers, print out and stick on the wall, do whatever you want, just witness the sickness! Just click the image to open up a download link for it!
If you’re in Australia there’s really no excuse not to go see this event. It’s a honour to be involved and we salute all our new Australian mates, Eddie Zammit, Nicole Reed, Sarah Halfpenny, Ben and Dale Bigeni, Alex Lehours, keep your eyes peeled for more AnyForty Australian love in early 2012.

Proud to have our design sitting right next to the legends 123Klan and their Bandit-1$M range. Stoked!

And here’s that desktop you can download, click to open the download link!