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AnyForty Charity Group Show: Artist Unveil 17 of 25

Another day, another unveil, and this rolling ball is really gaining momentum now, for this summer sunday proud to hit you off with artist unveil number 17 of 25 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 again, in no particular order, proud to announce another of our guest artists, and the first and only studio to be involved, girls and guys it’s…

Now it’s no secret we’re from originally from Newcastle, and have our distribution centre based just over the bridge in Gateshead, but the real shame is in our 6 years of business, we’ve never worked with any hometown heroes, but that’s all set to change with the introduction of Dirty Hands Co to the AnyForty Family. Dirty Hands Co is 3 artists, Marc Ross, Ryan Quickfall and Jonny Seal. These guys have been on our radar for a good few years now, unfortunately not familiar with Jonny’s work (yet) but first noticed Marc about 4 years ago seeing his superb work with Prefab77 and at the time AnyForty stockists Elektic Sheep and have followed him on social media ever since, dude has the cutest dog (apart from our Monni of course!) on instagram, Buddy. We’ve also known about Ryan for a while now seeing his slick work for fellow indy clothing brands like Dudes Factory in Berlin and Soiree in Los Angeles. These guys teamed up to form the mixed media design studio Dirty Hands Co, specialising in all manor of beautiful artwork over many platforms, illustration, branding, fashion, editorial, the lot, however the stuff that’s really caught our attention of late is the incredible interior makeovers they are taking over Newcastle with. We were in Dat Bar in Newcastle over Easter and were completely blown away by what the guys have done there, they’ve had their dirty fingers involved in every aspect of the resteraunts launch, ranging from huge murals, a incredible wood cut, illuminated hand drawn typographical sign, branding, printed collateral, the lot, they’ve fucking smashed it. No interior is untouchable either, alongside restaurants/bars/coffee shops, they’ve also dabbled in retail,  blessing the likes of Newcastle based sneaker boutique Soleheaven with a incredible mural that really needs to be seen up close. Super excited to welcome the lads to the AnyForty Family, and can’t wait to see what they cook up for us!