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AnyForty Versus Exhibition 2014: Artist Unveil 11 of 25

Back with the quickness, following yesterdays unveil of Mike Harrison, proud to hit you in the face with artist unveil number 11 of 25 of the incredible lineup of worldwide artists who’ve donated their time and skills for our AnyForty Versus Charity Exhibition taking place in London (venue to be announced real soon) in July, and again, in no particular order, proud to announce a previous collaborator to the AnyForty Family first seen in last Autumn/Winter’s Chapter 01 range, ladies and gentleman it’s one of our South West fam…

SPZero76 is a Bristol based illustrator and street artist who’s been making some serious noise these last 12 months, building up a impressive client list including work for the likes of Cubanisto, Posca, Rip Curl, Red Bull and Mambo and tearing up walls around Europe for fun on the solo tip or with his Lost Souls crew. One of the hardest working artists in the game, dude’s got such a sick style of creating characters, you can spot a SP character instantly. We are still absolutely in love with SP’s last piece for our Chapter 02 range and the original print from the preview party we did at Rokic takes pride of place in our studio, we can’t wait to see what he cooks up for our charity exhibition. Super honoured and proud to continue our relationship with a very humble and super talented artist!

Coming soon: AnyForty & (iL) Soigneur musette bags!

So, last year, we hit you up with our first-ever non tee products, with the AnyForty x J3Concepts leather embossed wallets, and our 3DA snapbacks. Continuing our experimentation with new products, here’s a sneak peek of something coming mid February.

Always been fond of Bristol; after spending 9 years living in spitting distance to it, love everything about it – the people, the culture, the artists… so when we found out through our original breadbin JamFactory that there was a Brizzol-based brand called (iL) Soigneur making sweet cycling musette bags we knew they needed to be hit up.

Now we’ve wanted to do a bag for time, even gone as far as having designs for backpacks ready to be manufactured; it’s the size and minimum quantities that always scupper our plans. Unfortunately, AnyForty not yet being huge means we’ve nowhere to stock 300 backpacks. So we’ve gone for an alternative and equally fresh approach.

If you’re one of our bike riding fans, you’ll be familiar with these bags – cyclists been using them for time. Think they originally started as a way for support teams to pass meals to cyclists on the Tour De France etc, but cyclists now using them for carrying spare inner tubes, maps, energy bars, phones, keys, tools etc.

However, we reckon these bags are pretty cool, and coincidently the perfect size for carrying iPads, books, magazines, tins of paint, all your everyday stuff, so we’re gonna try and bring these to the everyday man. For times when you don’t want to lug a backpack round, these will be perfect. Especially for us living in London, we’ve already had some teef unzip backpacks in busy streets and on the tube (luckily they didn’t find anything). Security wise, these are gonna be dope – when in crowded areas, spin it round and have it on your front. No sticky fingers will get into it there.

So anyway, we’re chatting too much. Take a quick look at some samples. Ignore the colours of the bag and the strap, we’re gonna drop one-colour bags with matching straps with contrasting buttons, with heat pressed vinyl AnyForty Hydro script on the front, and two-colour AnyForty icon on the back. Inside however is where the real magic starts; full colour, ripstop, printed fabric bursting with illustrative love. Business on the outside, party on the inside! Dropping two designs, one by Waste as seen in Versus 4 drop, the other by, ah well, you’ll have to wait for the other one…

Bag dimensione are 260mm x 330mm

Build quality of these is amazing, and these are being built completely from scratch for us to our designs. You’re gonna love the final ones. Will drop two designs, in limited numbers of only 20 each. 2 x 20 = 40. Our lucky number :)

Stay tuned for more info yo!

Blast from the past: Versus Exhibition

23rd November 2011 | Tags: , , ,

From June 2010 at Start The Bus gallery in Bristol. We held a charity exhibition featuring shit loads of new artwork from AnyForty favourites. All proceeds went to the Knowle West Media Centre charity. Was a sick opening night and great weekend.

If you weren’t able to make it to the event, check out your own private viewing below!