AnyForty Blog

7 Year Secrets To Running A Successful Streetwear Brand.

12th May 2015 |

Proud to announce, in association with Newcastle store and event space Whosit & Whatsit we are hosting our very first workshop this summer.

Wednesday evenings from the 1st July, we will be running a 4 week course on how to run a successful clothing brand. Four sessions, from 6pm – 8pm covering a range of subjects including Manufacturing, Pricing, Distribution, Promotion, Sales, Social Media and lots more.

Whether you already run your own clothing brand, or want to set one up – this course is jam packed full of first hand experience and advice from one of the UK’s most well respected brands which for the last 7 years has been stocked alongside some of the biggest streetwear brands in the world.

The event is taking place at Whosit & Whatsit, 46 Sandhill, Newcastle Upon-Tyne.

Please ensure you can get into Newcastle on each Wednesday evening. Dates are listed below…

Week 1 – Wednesday 1st July, Week 2 – Wednesday 8th July, Week 3 – Wednesday 15th July, Week 4 – Wednesday 22nd July

20 tickets only to keep the class size small.

More info from Whosit & Whatsit here.
Any questions please feel free to hit us up at sup@AnyForty.com

AnyForty Seven Lookbook by Rick Nunn

25th March 2015 |

Check out our brand new Seven lookbook shot by the one and only Rick Nunn on location in central London this Sunday just gone. Seven artists, seven deadly sins, celebrating seven years of AnyForty!

The brand new collection featuring work by Ashley Willerton (Newcastle), JayPee (Leeds), Ohnoes (Melbourne), Kingsley Nebechi (London), Tom Mac (New York), Ben Brown (Sydney), Niark 1 (Paris) and Melbs (Bristol) drops this Friday, midday. Don’t sleep, it’s a killer collection and won’t hang around for long!

Just a reminder if you’re North East of England based and want to come to our private launch event on Saturday night featuring the musical talents of The Last Skeptik, Hobbit, Rewd Adams who are coming up especially from London to perform alongside hometown hero Flint & Steel then hit this link up to get on our guest list!

T-shirts Unfolding, Canterbury Museum, February – May 2015, Christchurch, New Zealand.

23rd March 2015 | Tags: , , ,

We are super honoured to have a selection of our AnyForty designs in the incredible exhibition that is T-shirts Unfolding curated by our down under pal, the T-shirt megalord Eddie Zammit of T-world  journal fame.

T-shirts Unfolding is staged as part of the  SPECTRUM street art festival, presented by Oi YOU! in partnership with the YMCA and Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand

With two venues, eight exhibitions, nine big walls, 16 of the world’s best street artists, 22 Banksy’s and hundreds of T-shirts SPECTRUM promises to be even bigger and better than RISE which attracted 248,000 people to Canterbury Museum last summer, the most viewed exhibition in the Museum’s history.

T-shirts Unfolding showcases everything to do with T-shirt creation, from promotional stickers to swing tags, and books to the tees themselves. The show runs in Canterbury Museum until the 10th of May and is completely free to enter so you’d be a absolute fool not to check it out in the cotton!

Check out the brilliant animated promo for the event by the guys from Mass Motion and scroll down to see a selection of gorgeous photos of the exhibition by Melbourne based Holly Hawkins. Still blows our mind to see AnyForty alongside so many legendary world famous brands, thanks to Eddie Z for always having our back. Always appreciated our friend, and congratulations on another incredible show.

AnyForty, UK based, World-Wide Known!

AnyForty Seven Launch Party at Whosit & Whatsit, Newcastle

11th March 2015 | Tags: , , , ,

Yes folks! It’s been a long time since we broke out the auld blog, for those of you who don’t know, we left London back in August last year, relocated back to the motherland, Newcastle Upon-Tyne and have spent the last few months busting our ball sacks on the graft tip.

Since the flip of the new year, we’ve been hard at work getting a incredible range of designs together to celebrate our Seventh Birthday, seven years?! Damn, where has the time gone eh.

It’s quite an achievement for a small independent UK brand to hit the seven year mark so we thought it was something to make a metric-fuck-tonne of noise about, so we’ve created a new range called, you guess it… Seven!

Seven artists from around the world tackling seven deadly sins. It’s an epic collection of wearable art and we can’t wait for you to see it, we’re so proud of it we’d like to invite you to a massive party we’re gonna throw with our friends at Whosit & Whatsit, down on Newcastle’s Quayside.

We’re taking over the whole of their new first floor event space, and we’ve an evening of free musical entertainment on the cards – we’re bringing up our good bredrins from London, bearded musical maestro The Last Skeptik fresh off the success of his latest EP “I Don’t Even Like you” to get your heads bopping, the globe trotting, magical mouth making music machine Hobbit to get your jaws dropping and the ridiculous Rewd Adams who’s going to be performing tracks of his brand new “Hunger Pains 2″ album to get you lively! So excited by the fact we are getting these guys all up from London to perform for a new North East audience, and any AnyForty family who’ve made it to any of our events in London since 2011 will know how ridiculous these guys are. Rounding up our musical entertainment we’ve our good pal, and local DJ royalty Flint & Steel opening up and closing the nights festivities on the wheels of steel. We’ve also got our mates back from our South West days, the delicious boozy Brothers Cider to hook you guys up with a load of different flavoured ciders to set the night off on a merry tip!

It’s going to be a incredible event, the team at Whosit & Whatsit are working on a really exciting visual event space environment, something silly nice to do with the Seven theme, you’ll have to wait till the night to find out more though! Due to venue size, we’ve got to limit this to strictly no more than 60 people in at any one time, so it’s going to be first come first served on the guest list tip, if you’re not on the list, you can’t come in. So please, if you’re not local and are traveling up for this, make sure you put your name and email on the guest list here otherwise you’re just gonna hear the goodness from outside. Don’t worry, we won’t spam you or sell your email address to any Nigerian princes.

So yeah, check out the flyer below, sign up to the guest list and we shall see you on the night for all the above and much, much more!!

Additional note: We’re also extremely proud to announce our friends from Brewdog are going to be running a pop-up bar in the event space, which will be selling cans of there beautiful ale’s, Punk IPA and Dead Pony Pale Ale from 7pm until 11pm. This event is gonna be the one. You do not want to sleep on it!

AnyForty Chapter 03 – Rick Nunn Lookbook

The last AnyForty collection of our 6th year of business, what better way to visualise it than by taking it back to where the name originates from, so yesterday (yeah we don’t mess around) we got our man Rick Nunn to come up to the North East, the Newcastle Quay Side to be precise from Lincoln for the day to shoot us a beautiful new shiny lookbook, showing off our new Chapter 03 collection that drops tomorrow, Monday 29th, September at 7pm, GMT.

Features 14 garments in total, 7 brand new artist collaboration tees from Captain Kris, Philth, Ohnoes, 45RPM, Mr Lister, Friks 84 and Richt. Alongside a selection of brand new Richt refix logo tees/crewnecks and hoody and for the first time on pullover hoods, our slick AnyForty Family graphics by Andre Beato.

Our Chapter 03 collection is available from our stockists Urban Industry,  Kushi, Recreo, Capology, Soi77, Montana Nottingham and Blackbook in Melbourne. Support your local stores folks and if you’re not close to any of those stores then make sure you grab direct from us at AnyForty.com from tomorrow 7pm!

AnyForty Versus Exhibition 2014: Artist Unveil 3 of 25

Proud to continue the unveiling of the 25 artists (in no particular order) for our AnyForty Versus Charity Exhibition taking place in London (venue to be announced) in July. So ladies and gentleman, let us reintroduce you guys to, drumroll…

AnyForty die hards will be familiar with Travis Price‘s name from our AnyForty & T-worldThe Australian Invasion” collection we dropped 2 summers ago where he cooked up a mental 5 eyed emu, but if your not, you need to get familiar real quick, Travis is genuine t-shirt design royalty, running his own sick brand over in Melbourne Jimmy Royale, creating designs for the likes of Johnny Cupcakes, Nike, Mambo and local Australian brands like Third Chapter and kids brand Mista Mista alongside a portfolio containing a whole other load of non-t-shirt art, if you’ve a spare half a hour go and trawl through it here, massively inspirational folio! We can’t wait to see what Travis cooks up for this show, whatever it is is sure to deliver a knockout blow!

AnyForty & Tom Mac: Pride, Home, Away & Third Shirts Available Now!

25th April 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

After a few weeks shouting about it, you can now purchase these super limited run Pride garments… We’ll let our longest serving wholesale account Urban Industry explain what they’re all about.

“UK streetwear veterans AnyForty have once again joined forces with acclaimed illustrator Tom Mac to rework their classic Pride artwork for the forthcoming World Cup 2014 in Brazil. The AnyForty & Tom Mac Pride Home, Away and Third pack cleverly uses the patriotic Pride print that first debuted during the London 2012 Olympics and applies it to three t-shirts that mimic the England team’s home, away and third kits.”

AnyForty Versus Exhibition 2014: Raising Money And Awareness For Calm

8th April 2014 | Tags: , , , ,

Way back in July 2010, we took over Bristol’s Start The Bus gallery, to throw our very first charity exhibition, raising money for local Bristol Youth Charity Knowle West Media Centre, raising enough money to fund their entire summer program that gave local kids a 2 week program to take part in a load of media and arts activities.

Now fast forward 4 years to July 2014 and AnyForty is so much bigger than we were back when we called the South West home, and we’ve got the itch to do something to help another worthwhile charity, this time one that’s close to our hearts and being based in London now, got a real opportunity to do something really special, pulling in a lot of people to view and support it and hopefully raising a lot more monies!

It’s no secret than a lot of creative people experience vast highs and lows, especially with modern day pressures to try and keep up with our peers/work colleages/mates, heck even random people you follow on social media.

We’d never heard of Calm (Campaign Against Living Miserably) before, was something brought to our attention last year when running our Boxpark pop-up shop, AnyForty Family 45RPM and RichT popped in, freezing cold on a unusually cold and windy March day, covered in paint and shivering and mentioned they were doing this Tom, Dick and Harry campaign for Calm on Old Street.

Spent the last year keeping a eye on what Calm have done and are doing and decided they would be a great charity to (at this moment, unofficially) raise money and awareness for. The subject of young male suicide is something that is close to home for us personally, good friend of ours and old work colleague back in Bath, Dave Williams passed away in April 2011 while we were based briefly in Manchester and it left a hole in our heart, something that’s still empty 3 years later. We’ve wanted to do something in his memory for a long time since, he supported AnyForty from the very start, and know he’d be proud of what we’ve achieved so far.

The scary thing is, out of the 25 artists we hand picked and invited to take part in this new exhibition, at least 1/3rd of them have said they have their own personal experiences of losing young male friends/family/colleagues to suicide.

The facts, and you can read them for yourselves here are Young Male Suicide claims more lives than illness like HIV/AIDS, transport accidents, knife crime and assault.  And in 2011 when our friend Dave passed 76% of all suicides in England and Wales were young males. Truly terrible, but you know what men are like, talking about your feelings is seen as being weak, fuck that, we need to make people aware than talking to people like Calm about your problems is being strong.

So yeah, stay tuned for more info on this event coming up over the next few weeks, including full artist lineup breakdown, venue information, opening night launch party and lots more surprise stuff, you know how we do!

Let’s raise a shit load of money and awareness for Calm and get you some incredible exclusive artwork in exchange for supporting, life is precious, we can’t let the modern day stresses and worries keep on taking young people away from us.

If you wanna whet your whistle, here’s a lil virtual gallery of our last Charity exhibition below and if you wanna make a donation right now to Calm, go here!

Versus Exhibition Virtual Gallery from AnyForty on Vimeo.

Introducing… AnyForty & Tom Mac “Pride” Home, Away and Third T-shirts!

3rd April 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Releasing on Thursday 24th April at 7pm, these AnyForty & Tom Mac “Pride” shirts pictured below mark the first time since the launch of the London Olympics when the AnyForty Family can purchase a original GB colour way of our long gone sold out Pride graphic.

Not one to ever just reprint stuff for the sake of it, we wanted to do something a lil different, so we’re celebrating national Pride going into the Brazilian 2014 World Cup in June, by releasing these football inspired Pride shirts, White home tee, Red away tee and Navy Third tee. Tee’s have AnyForty Hydro Script right chest print, Pride lion chest print on the left and a full back screen printed number with 45RPM refix logo detail inside of them.

All released in limited quantities on Thursday 24th April at 7pm and retailing at a bargain un-nike like £25!

AnyForty Versus Volumes: Chapter 02 Lookbook By Rick Nunn

28th February 2014 |

Check out the lookbook we shot for our Chapter 02 collection with Rick Nunn less than 36 hours ago, on a secret location rooftop in East London. Remember, the new range is on sale now. Go here to grab it! Much love as always to Rick for venturing down from Lincoln to do another amazing shoot for us, and thanks for everyone who came along to wear the garments on a freezing cold and windy February night, 18 stories up in the London sky pretending it’s a mild Summer evening, ha, AnyForty Family for life!!!