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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!