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AnyForty Versus Exhibition 2014: Artist Unveil 5 of 25

Proud to continue the unveiling of our incredible lineup of 25 worldwide artists that we’ve pulled together for our AnyForty Versus Charity Exhibition taking place in London (venue to be announced) in July, with an incredible artist who is completely new to the AnyForty Family , ladies and gentleman give a warm family welcome to…

Justin Maller is a illustrator and art director from Melbourne, Australia who is now based in Brooklyn, NY, he’s a man we’ve known about for a long ass time now,  but have never had a chance to work with him yet, until now!  The art geeks in you will know Justin is the man behind the digital modern art collective Depthcore, and as a freelancer has cracked up a banging client list including the likes of Dolby, Verizon, Nike, and Coca-Cola. If your not familiar with his name, you’ll certainly of seen his work before, man is a absolute fucking monster in photoshop.

Super proud to have him involved in this project and can’t wait to see what he cooks up alongside the rest of the jaw dropping lineup.

So that’s 1/5th of the final line up revealed so far, joining Justin is Paulo Arraiano, Travis Price, Ben The Illustrator and Ben Brown. Who’s up next? Tune in on Wednesday to find out!

AnyForty Versus Exhibition 2014: Artist Unveil 4 of 25

Another day and another unveil from the incredible lineup of 25 worldwide artists we’ve pulled together 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 another sick artist, drumroll…

Hailing from Cascais in sunny Portugal comes the incredible artist and all round lovely fella Paulo Arraiano, AnyForty regulars will know his work from his brilliant collaboration as part of our Versus 4 collection we dropped in Summer 2011.

Paulo’s got a incredible back catalogue of work you can see here, doing print based designs for the likes of Volkswagen, Nike, Computer Arts and Don’t Panic, but in the last few years his work has really exploded into the 3 dimensional real world, painting his artwork on physical forms all over the globe, from naked bodies to boats to humungous walls Paulo’s work is really mind-blowing and can be spotted in city’s all over the world

Proud to have him involved in this project and whatever he cooks up you can be sure it’ll trap your attention with his intricate hand drawn details.

Stay tuned for artist number 5 to be unveiled next week, another of our guest artists, and another incredibly talented Australian.

AnyForty Presents Hallu – A Solo Exhibition By Ultrafry

26th October 2013 | Tags: , , , , ,

Proud to announce this incredible new solo show by exciting London based illustration talent Ultrafry. Opening night is Thursday 7th November at Translate Bar in Shoreditch. Free collectable poster print for the first 50 people on the night, along with some other surprises. You know us, we know how to put on a sick event! Mark the date in your diaries/phone/write it on your dogs back, you’re not gonna want to miss this!

AnyForty Out And About: D*Face at Stolen Space

So one of the plus points about no longer wearing any brick and mortar retail shackles is it frees up time for inspirational activities, and personally for us, not many come more inspirational than Mr D*Face.  We missed the opening of his  “New World Disorder” exhibition at his own Stolen Space Gallery on Brick Lane, so first chance we got, rounded up some troops including our man Tom Mac to pop down and soak it all in, and damn, what a show they’ve put on.

The show is split into 3 parts (from what we found anyway, might of been another room hiding somewhere!) Entering the building next door to Stolen Space you have to enter through the most ghetto, tagged up walkway and stairwell, entering the first exhibition space, showcasing some huge D*Face pieces, some stencils and a Ron English-esque half eaten Snoopy. Second part of the show, is a black dotted wall painted screen printing room, and the final and our favourite part of the show is in the main Stolen Space downstairs, and features a collection of hand painted Baseball bats and helmets. Absolutely amazing.

It’s open until the 23rd of June, so if you’ve not been yet, we strongly recommend it, it is after all the last ever show to take place in this iconic building which is due to be knocked down and destroyed once this show ends. Proper end of an era stuff. For those of you outside of London and not able to see it in person, get the kettle on and browse through these shots we snapped just for thee, and if you want to know more about the show, we’re not great with wanky words so check out the Huffington Posts roundup here.

Welcoming our very first AnyForty in house artist… Tom Mac!

9th January 2013 | Tags: , , ,

We’ve told you to expect big things in 2013 from AnyForty, and we’ve been secretly busy cooking up a whole lot of stick stuff for you these last few months. Well the first thing we have to announce is we’ve signed up the brilliant Tom Mac as the very first AnyForty in house artist!

What that means for you guys is that every range we drop in 2013, the collection will always contain a exclusive Tom Mac piece! Tom’s been one of the artists we’ve worked the most with in our  first 5 years, winning a competition we did with his buddy Jack Wells over 2 years ago, and collaborating with us on 4 projects so far, Tom was last seen creating our incredible Pride graphic and you guys always lap his work up. Making it a regular deal is a no question!

We’re sure you guys will be stoked to see Tom becoming a regular contributor, very talented young fella, constantly working hard and pushing his skills forward, the future’s bright for this lad and we couldn’t be happier to continue working together for 2013. You can be sure we’re gonna cook up some sick-in-the-face shit this year.

Stay tuned for the first Tom Mac graphic of the year, dropping as part of our Blood, Sweat and 5 Years collection, in stores March 15th! Until then click the image below to go and have a good explore of his personal folio.

 

 

AnyForty Family: Alter Ego Exhibition

We’ve just got word of a sick new show opening up at Red Bull Studios in London involving our brothers Waste and RichT alongside 5 other sick artists.

With work from Cottonmouth (who’s actually the alter ego of our mate RichT) , Guy McKinley, Klingatron, Robert Ball, Smug, Waste and WJC exploring the idea of having a second identity, super hero styleeee. Alter Ego is a group exhibition that will transform the Red Bull Studios exhibition space into a comic inspired vault.

The opening evening is on the 10th May, and goes on until Wednesday 16th May at Red Bull Studios, 155-171 Tooley Street, London Bridge, London SE1 2JP.

Keep an eye on the show’s Facebook page for sneak peek sketches and news.

AnyForty & T-world presents… BEN BROWN

20th March 2012 | Tags: , , , ,

Our next artist in The Australian Invasion Series is Ben Brown; a man whose art Australians grew up seeing on everything – flyers, posters and now, of course, tees.

Who is Ben Brown, to those who don’t know you? A mild-mannered father of two young boys, who at full moon relishes biting the heads off seagulls, drinking their blood and indulging his passion for drawing skulls.

What do you think of the Australian illustration scene compared to the rest of the world? I view most of my favourite artists online and frequently have no idea where they reside. Having said that, there is definitely a community of illustrators and artists here with shared ideals and motivation.

How would you describe your style? I am influenced by the things I grew up with; skateboarding, surfing and super loud hardcore punk thrash death metal rock ‘n’ roll. I love ‘70s surf art, 80s skateboard art and rock posters. I guess my style is a mishmash of all those things.

What do you know about the UK in general? They have a fearsome Queen who will not die, and rules them with an iron fist.

Have you ever been to the UK and tell us about a memorable experience you had? When my wife was a long-haul hostess we spent Christmas in London while she was working. We crept through a big park and viewed the Palace of Dread where their mighty Queen resides, but she was away terrorising the poor people of Balmoral. So we went to the pub… I liked it.

www.benbrown.com.au

AnyForty & T-world presents… BEASTMAN

8th March 2012 | Tags: , , , ,

Here is the first of our 10 Australian artists being featured in The Australian Invasion Series… Beastman.

Who is Beastman, to those who don’t know you? I’m a painter, illustrator, photographer and designer, based in Sydney.

What do you think of Australian street art compared to the rest of the world? I think our isolation from the rest of the world has forced us to create a very strong local art scene. Some Australian artists such as Dabs Myla, Ben Frost, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, Kid Zoom, Anthony Lister, Meggs, Mark Whalen and YOK, have already branched out internationally and there are many more soon to follow.

How would you describe your style? The work I create is my interpretation of nature and its potential. It’s been developed through years of drawing characters and my love of design, symmetry, geometry, nature, life forms, graffiti, skateboarding culture, science fiction, the future and human behaviour.

What do you know about the UK in general? My father was born there. It’s cold in winter, it’s quite a small country with too many people in it. They have one of the best football leagues in the world.

When was the last time you were in the UK, and tell us about a memorable experience you had? I was in London in April 2011 with my wife. The best times we had were spent at the pub with our friends, and seeing an Arsenal game at Emirates Stadium. I went painting roller doors with Mr Penfold, which was fun too.

www.beastman.com.au

AnyForty presents MEGAMUNDEN. Out Now!

Incase you haven’t checked the store, you might not have seen after what feels like months of build up talk on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook the MEGAMUNDEN book is now out and available to buy. 100 pages, limited to 100 handnumbered copies, for a bargain £15.

Grab one here!

Opening Night: Paulo Arraiano & Diogo Machado Spaces Within show.

So last night we quickly hot tailed it on the 243 bus over to Shoreditch with our artist Purdi to meet up with our fam Tom and Sarah from Quintin UK to catch the opening night of the brilliant new exhibition by the incredible Paulo Arraiano aka Yup and a artist who we’re not gonna front,  was totally new to us, but as we found out equally as sick Diogo Machado aka Add Fuel To The Fire. Man is incredibly sick, produces these beautifull incredibly detailed tiles and from the Space Invader school of thought  goes and sticks them up randomly around cities, got word some will be going up around Shoreditch the next few days so keep your eyes peeled for them. Show is open until February 26th so make sure if you’re London based you take a trip over to the Pure Evil Gallery.