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#AnyFortyFamily: New Rule Collectives “Come Out To Play” exhibition…

Last night we left the comfort of working in our home studio in Hackney for the mayhem of Thursday night in Shoreditch, where every gallery seems to have a show launching, the whole area is constantly rammo with people on the hunt for free booze and good art. So much going on last night including the opening of the new Rone show “Wallflower” at Stolen Space Gallery and the private viewing of the latest instalment of the Secret 7″ show at Mother, London.  BUT, with 5 AnyForty artists creating new work for the New Rule Collective‘s Warriors inspired show “Come Out To Play” at 5th Base Gallery, just off the curry mafia end of Brick Lane, there was only one place we were gonna be!

So squeezing into a packed gallery, went in to check out exactly what AnyForty Family, Mr Penfold, Tom Mac, Robin Boyden, 45RPM and Mr Gauky had been up to. All 5 had cooked up some incredible work, Penfold’s was straight up trademark classic Mr P, the depth of Robin Boyden’s Hurricanes piece, you could stand at look at it for hours and 45′s stained glass inspired piece just jumped out from a mile away but extra props go to Gauky and Tom Mac, as a added bonus they both took their work off the canvas and into sculptural form, Gauky’s baseball fury bat weapons painted in livid lime green and lilac with sharp nails and cutting barbed wire pretruding with matching hand painted baseballs looked bloody incredible, and Tom Mac’s hand painted bull skull was surrounded all night long, I know it’s the first time we’ve seen a bull skull like that in the flesh/bone and the detailing on it was superb. Nice to see Tom do something totally unexpected and different from his standard digital stuff he’s becoming well known for. Always good to step out your comfort zone in whatever you do in life!

Check out some of our pics from the event below, show officially opens today (11th April) and runs until 17th April, also features great work from the likes of Shotopop, Tom J Newell, Boneface, and many more! So get your self along and check it out in the flesh (minus all the reflections off the glass frames we managed to catch on camera). Great job to Croz for putting on a sick show. Now to dig out The Warriors DVD and give it a rewatch…

#AnyFortyFamily: Mr Penfold, Tom Mac, Robin Boyden, 45RPM and Mr Gauky star in the New Rule Collectives “Come Out To Play” exhibition and book

Whole gang of AnyForty artists including Mr Penfold, Tom Mac, Robin Boyden, 45RPM and Mr Gauky are involved in this exhibition of brand new themed work put together by the New Rule Collective alongside a gang of other superb artists. In total 24 artists and illustrators have come together to create unique one off pieces of work inspired by the cult movie The Warriors. The pieces will be sold as prints at an exhibition that’s taking part at the 5th Base Gallery near Brick Lane in East London from April 11 to 17 2014 and every piece will also appear in an A5 book that’s currently being funded through a Kickstarter campaign, which has already hit and exceeded its target. Well done lads, looks rad! We’ll be there for the opening night on Thursday 10th April, so London heads see you all down there!

AnyForty Family: Mr. Penfold Solo Show…

17th July 2013 | Tags: , ,

Now this, this looks sick! AnyForty fam Mr. Penfold‘s debut London show opens in Camden on Thursday August 1st and showcases brand new work from him on 3 materials, wood, canvas and paper. We’re lucky enough to have seen a few sneak peeks and trust, it’s looking incredible, Mr P has really delved into the realms of abstract art and graffiti on this one. Oh, on the opening night you can also grab a exclusive limited edition screenprint of only 25 have been made, check it out below the event flyer. We’ll be there, if your in London make sure you come along too…

Ritchie Ruftone repping at the 2012 Reebok IDA’s, Poland.

10th December 2012 | Tags: , , ,

Check out UK DMC Champion Ritchie Ruftone repping the big AnyFour-Oh at the Reebok IDA’s in Poland sporting our AnyForty x Mr Penfold crewneck. Smashing the Technical Category with this set, Mr Ruftone was definitely the most talented and best dressed DJ in that comp and was robbed with his eventual 4th place. Keep your ears pricked for something special with us and Ritchie in the New Year!

4 Months in… Welcome to our new surroundings!

So, for those of you who are regular readers, you’ll know in late September last year, we packed up shop and left a short stay in Manchester for the bright lights of London, in our quest to pull up some of that gold they pave their streets with and spend it growing the brand. Haven’t seen any gold-paved streets yet, but after 4 months, the resounding report is, we love it down here!

London is such a creative place to be, always lots going on, and plenty of inspiration to soak in. For the last 4 months regularly walked past and around loads of brilliant street art in the East where we now call home, but never actually documented much of it, apart from on our Instagram.

So thought we’d take a trip out today with the camera and take some pics of our favourite bits. Had to dodge all the Sunday hipsters, and the camera battery died after 30 mins, but we still got some gems…

One artist who regularly seems to pop up everywhere is the first one we’ll show, a certain Mr Malarky. Dude’s artwork is bloody everywhere, on shutters, people’s doorways, to painted on the side of vans. Man’s got a nice style that brightens up grey winter streets. Good work fella!