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#AnyFortyFamily: Ken Taylor’s “Alice In Wonderland” Poster Print For Mondo’s Disney Exhibition

4th March 2014 | Tags: , , ,

This right here, is one of the occasional times we wish we were based in the States, check out this incredible show Mondo are putting on at there own gallery space to coincide with the start of the South By Southwest festival in Austin, Texas.

The “Nothing’s Impossible” show kicks off from March 7 to March 11, a full exhibition of brand new illustrated posters for Disney classics like Sleeping Beauty and Alice in Wonderland—as well as lesser-known films like the 1979 sci-fi flick The Black Hole.

Check out AnyForty collaborator Ken Taylor’s incredible Alice In Wonderland piece below alongside a full artist breakdown. Looks like a silly nice show, any US heads you’d be a fool not to check it out!


Free AnyForty & T-world The Australian Invasion Series iPhone wallpapers!

As a lil treat for a rainy Tuesday, we’ve just cooked up some free AnyForty & T-world The Australian Invasion Series wallpapers of the current range for you lucky pups.

At the moment, these wallpapers are just available for iPhones, so click the image below, to be taken to a zShare page and grab the full set of 10, now you can rep the likes of Beastman, Ben Bigeni, Dale Bigeni, Deb, Ben Brown, Meggs, Numskull, Purdi Petunia, Travis Price and Ken Taylor on your phones!

Grab em, share em around and let the world know about our current drop, still on sale for a bargain £30 with mini issue of T-world from here!

AnyForty & T-world mini issues. A closer look…

So for those of you who haven’t treated yourself to a new tee from our AnyForty & T-world collaboration yet, we thought we’d show you exactly what your missing out on.

So each tee comes with a mini 24 page artist specific issue of T-world, featuring all exclusive content, a showcase of the relevant artists work, alongside a exclusive interview and lot’s more goodness.

Take a look below and see what you get for your 30 gold coins with a few sample spreads of each issue, and remember tees and mini issue’s on sale for £30 a pack, direct from us at our AnyForty store or hit up any of our retailers, we’ve got Urban Industry in Eastbourne, Focus in Glasgow and Edinburgh, The Chimp Store in Leeds and Mimm in Nottingham.

Who else do you know that puts this much effort into a drop of tees? Matching swing tags, mini mags, the lot, we don’t fuck around! Cheers to our man Rick Nunn for the pack shots, White Duck for the brillant job on the tees and Ripe Digital for printing these mini mags and swing tags for us.

We’re so over the moon with the final collection but we need the word of AnyForty to keep spreading, our mission isn’t complete just yet.

So peoples, please do your bit, retweet and reblog this post, go forth and spread the good word of the big four ohh!

Beastman pack

Ben Bigeni pack

Dale Bigeni pack

Ben Brown pack

Deb pack

Meggs pack

Numskull pack

Purdi Petunia pack

Travis Price pack

Ken Taylor pack

AnyForty & T-world The Australian Invasion Series – Lookbook

So you all should be aware, tonight we’ve a worldwide launch party for the new AnyForty & T-world The Australian Invasion Series, it’s at Gallery Bar, New York City, with a exhibition of all the final artwork for the range.

Well we didn’t want you guys back home in the UK and Europe who’ve supported us since the start to miss out, so we’re unveiling the full range right now for you to see, shot for us by our man, the internet famous Rick Nunn!

Remember, the range goes on sale Monday 14th May 7pm GMT. £30 for a pack containing a tee and a artist specific 24 page mini T-world issue. Get those wallets ready peoples!

AnyForty & T-world presents… KEN TAYLOR

To say the devil’s in the details to an illustrator like Ken Taylor is an understatement. We’re proud to announce that Taylor is the very final artist in a line-up unrivalled by any previously released Australian T-shirt series.

Who is Ken Taylor, to those who don’t know you? I’m a designer and illustrator based in Melbourne. I’m well-known for creating screen-printed rock posters, but lately I’ve been doing a bunch of movie related art, as well as painting.

What do you think of the Australian illustration scene compared to the rest of the world? Whilst our ‘scene’ is so much smaller than say the UK or the US, the internet has brought everyone much closer together, and I think the further time rolls on the less important it is where you are based. Most of my favourite artists are still home grown.

How would you describe your style? My style is largely based around intricate linework often backlit with detailed, subtly coloured tonal work. I mostly work with screenprints, so my artwork is usually limited to no more than six colours. I try to always have a little bit of a story with every piece because I think concept is just as important as the execution.

What do you know about the UK in general? My family is all from the UK – I spent two years there growing up, but haven’t been back since I was a teenager. I remember my mind being blown in a big way – so much amazing history in the one place.

Have you ever been to the UK and tell us about a memorable experience you had? I just walked around with my jaw dropped to the floor. I had just started to really learn a lot more about art history and architecture when I was last there. Having parents from both Scotland and England meant we went all over the place and it was a massive culture shock for me.