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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 hits Australia (again)

If you follow us on Instagram you’ll of seen we sneak peaked pics of a event we were invited to be part of in Sydney’s Lane Four exhibition in The Galleries called ‘I love T’s’, curated by founder of T-world journal, and AnyForty “Australian Invasion” collaborator Eddie Zammit and aMBUSH Gallery.  ‘I love T’s’ at Lane Four  features a personal portrait and interview by ten international designers and artists, including Auckland’s Nick Joblin (collective edition), Brisbane’s Jimmy Bligs (Grand Scheme), Chicago’s Ross Zietz (Threadless), London’s Alan Wardle (AnyForty, that’s us!), LA’s Mike Crivello and Brandy Flower (HIT+RUN), Melbourne’s Brendan Elliott (BURN), New York’s Greg Rivera (Mishka), San Francisco’s Joshy D (REBEL8), Sydney’s own Natalie Wood (Something Else) and Umea’s Peter Lundgren (T-post). ‘I love T’s’ will be exhibiting from 20 September – 26 November 2012.

Alongside the exhibition there was a opening night Hit+Run party that we created a brand new AnyForty London one off design for with the brilliant Mr Lister that was hand screened on the night. Stay tuned for a unveil on that soon.

If your in Sydney, take a trip across and see it, there’s even a giant globe made up out of tees hanging in the shopping centre, that the mad professor Eddie Zammit has had constructed. Stay tuned for some better pics coming soon, the below just a compilation of instagram pics we’ve teefed of the event! Much love to everyone in Australia who’s showing love for AnyForty too, there’s some more good news coming for you lot next year!

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!

ANYFORTY X NEXT: THE FUTURE OF T-SHIRT GRAPHICS

7th November 2011 | Tags: , , , , ,

So you’ve seen a few blog posts below about this NEXT exhibition we’ve taken place in over at Sydney, Australia as part of the huge Outpost Project, well thanks to Eddie from T-world magazine who’s running the show and the brilliant photographer Nicole Reed we can now show you the event with some slick atmospheric photography taken over the weekend when it first opened to the Australian public, this event is huge, trust us. 10,000 people passed through in the first weekend alone. Open for about 6 full weeks too. Epic!

The NEXT exhibition is basically 3 exhibitions in one, a huge showcase of thousands of hanging tee’s painfully displayed in gradiated rows of colour, including some of our finest designs from the first few years hanging alongside legends like Rebel 8, The Hundreds, our homey Benny Gold, SSUR, Mishka. There’s also a exhibition of Nicole Reed’s portrait photography featuring exclusive quotes from world famous artists and brands on what the Future holds for T-shirt art alongside photography shot over the years for T-world mag, and finally a Future tee’s exhibition that showcases 20 exclusive new designs from brands and artists around the world. More on that later…

The exhibition also had a world exclusive viewing of a new french made T-shirt documentary called T-Stories, click the pic below to check out the trailer!

Back onto this Future tee’s exhibition, basically, I think 20 brands and artists from around the world were asked to produce a exclusive design for the show, with a T-shirt graphic on how they saw tee shirt art in the future, 2015 to be precise. These included guys like Alex Trochut, 123Klan, Mambo, Sixpack, Volcom, JeffStaple, Jeremyville, Threadless, loads of big fucking dogs, and um little old us repping the UK alongside our family Waste!

Our idea for the future of T-shirt art was basically that at the current moment in time, 2011 creeping into 2012, brands such as Only, Carhartt, Alife etc are smashing the market with such simplistic vector design work, nothing wrong with their art, in fact it’s pretty fucking sick, but being a brand that thrives on great illustration, we want to see more detailed artwork coming to the forefront, artwork that really let’s the artist show off what they can do, not just knowing how to trace things in illustrator, but really fucking knowing how illustrator works and creating artwork that makes the punters eye balls explode in their head, unable to take in all that detail. Artwork that really tests the screen printers by reproducing what looks amazing on screen onto a cotton canvas.
So to demonstrate that we linked up with up coming talent Tom Mac, who spent a silly amount of time on a absolutely bananas 8 colour drippy Panther. Check it out in the event below and to see it more in detail, minus reflections etc we’ve stuck up a exclusive desktop image of the design you can grab and stick on your computers, print out and stick on the wall, do whatever you want, just witness the sickness! Just click the image to open up a download link for it!
If you’re in Australia there’s really no excuse not to go see this event. It’s a honour to be involved and we salute all our new Australian mates, Eddie Zammit, Nicole Reed, Sarah Halfpenny, Ben and Dale Bigeni, Alex Lehours, keep your eyes peeled for more AnyForty Australian love in early 2012.

Proud to have our design sitting right next to the legends 123Klan and their Bandit-1$M range. Stoked!

And here’s that desktop you can download, click to open the download link!

NEXT full coverage is nearly here…

3rd November 2011 | Tags: , , , ,

Pics are starting to pop up on Australian blogs from last nights private opening of the NEXT exhibition on Cockatoo Island, Sydney. Looking forward to seeing more and as soon as we do we’ll show you em all!  We’ve some designs in the absolutely ridiculously huge T-shirt display that you can see hanging from the ceiling amongst brands like Benny Gold, Zoo York, Mishka and Rebel 8, but we’re especially excited to see how our contribution to the Future tee’s exhibition measures up against the big boys. Exclusive new artwork in display cases from world famous brands and artists including Alex Trochut, Sixpack France, Bandit-1$M, Taken, Mambo and lot’s more. We’re the only UK brand involved and the only other UK artist is our family Waste… BIG IN THE GAME!!!