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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!

#AnyFortyFamily: New Rule Collectives “Come Out To Play” exhibition…

Last night we left the comfort of working in our home studio in Hackney for the mayhem of Thursday night in Shoreditch, where every gallery seems to have a show launching, the whole area is constantly rammo with people on the hunt for free booze and good art. So much going on last night including the opening of the new Rone show “Wallflower” at Stolen Space Gallery and the private viewing of the latest instalment of the Secret 7″ show at Mother, London.  BUT, with 5 AnyForty artists creating new work for the New Rule Collective‘s Warriors inspired show “Come Out To Play” at 5th Base Gallery, just off the curry mafia end of Brick Lane, there was only one place we were gonna be!

So squeezing into a packed gallery, went in to check out exactly what AnyForty Family, Mr Penfold, Tom Mac, Robin Boyden, 45RPM and Mr Gauky had been up to. All 5 had cooked up some incredible work, Penfold’s was straight up trademark classic Mr P, the depth of Robin Boyden’s Hurricanes piece, you could stand at look at it for hours and 45′s stained glass inspired piece just jumped out from a mile away but extra props go to Gauky and Tom Mac, as a added bonus they both took their work off the canvas and into sculptural form, Gauky’s baseball fury bat weapons painted in livid lime green and lilac with sharp nails and cutting barbed wire pretruding with matching hand painted baseballs looked bloody incredible, and Tom Mac’s hand painted bull skull was surrounded all night long, I know it’s the first time we’ve seen a bull skull like that in the flesh/bone and the detailing on it was superb. Nice to see Tom do something totally unexpected and different from his standard digital stuff he’s becoming well known for. Always good to step out your comfort zone in whatever you do in life!

Check out some of our pics from the event below, show officially opens today (11th April) and runs until 17th April, also features great work from the likes of Shotopop, Tom J Newell, Boneface, and many more! So get your self along and check it out in the flesh (minus all the reflections off the glass frames we managed to catch on camera). Great job to Croz for putting on a sick show. Now to dig out The Warriors DVD and give it a rewatch…

#AnyFortyFamily: Mr Penfold, Tom Mac, Robin Boyden, 45RPM and Mr Gauky star in the New Rule Collectives “Come Out To Play” exhibition and book

Whole gang of AnyForty artists including Mr Penfold, Tom Mac, Robin Boyden, 45RPM and Mr Gauky are involved in this exhibition of brand new themed work put together by the New Rule Collective alongside a gang of other superb artists. In total 24 artists and illustrators have come together to create unique one off pieces of work inspired by the cult movie The Warriors. The pieces will be sold as prints at an exhibition that’s taking part at the 5th Base Gallery near Brick Lane in East London from April 11 to 17 2014 and every piece will also appear in an A5 book that’s currently being funded through a Kickstarter campaign, which has already hit and exceeded its target. Well done lads, looks rad! We’ll be there for the opening night on Thursday 10th April, so London heads see you all down there!

#AnyFortyFamily: JamFactory’s “BÖIKZMÖIND – A Fixed Gear Bicycle Documentary”

20th February 2014 | Tags: , , , , , ,

Continuing our new daily blog updates, proud to point you guys in the direction of AnyForty Family Gavin Strange aka JamFactory who in 2011 alongside Makinov and Rex Martin created the brilliant Bristol based Fixed Gear documentary BÖIKZMÖIND which was originally only available as a digital download or physical hard copy DVD.

3 years later Gavin and the lads have kindly put the whole 30 minute film up for free release, you can stream it below, so get the kettle on, or crack a can and put your feet up and enjoy this visual delight. You don’t even have to be into bikes to enjoy it, beautiful looking and well scored documentaaaay.  Keep your eyes peeled for cameo’s from fellow AnyForty collaborators 45RPM and RichT too.

Oh, if you enjoy the movie, and you will, you can still grab a dvd from hurrrrrrrrr. Enjoy!

BÖIKZMÖIND – A Fixed Gear Bicycle Documentary from BÖIKZMÖIND on Vimeo.