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#AnyFortyFamily: Numskull “BUST!”

24th March 2014 | Tags: , , ,

AnyForty collaborator Numskull has taken up a month long residency at Vienna gallery Perfekt World and produced a exhibition of brand new works titled BUST! which see’s Numskull explore his fascination with the human obsession with beauty and appearance. Here’s a few sneak peeks of the show below, if your anywhere near Vienna we strongly suggest you pop along and check it out, or if your missus has been pestering you for a long romantic weekend away in Europe this spring, get on EasyJet and take her to Austraia and conveniently check it out too… Show opened on March 22nd and costs zero, zilch, fuck all!

 

BOOM! For Real 2

24th October 2013 | Tags: , ,

AnyForty Australian stockists Verb Syndicate are putting on a rad group show called BOOM! For Real 2. Taking place in the Project Contemporary Artspace  in Wollongong, just outside of Sydney, featuring a sick group of local, national and international street artists and photographers which kicks off tomorrow night, Friday October 25th. Features previous AnyForty collaborators Numskull and Beastman alongside many more incredible artists. If your anywhere near, it’s well worth a visit.

 

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 & Flyotw present… Numskull

Yes fam! Check out our first promo video in a series of collaborations with the brilliant Flyotw, showcasing AnyForty artists at work!

This first clip is spotlighting Numskull, who was over in London on a 2 week stay from Sydney and one of the stars of the current AnyForty & T-world The Australian Invasion Series with a instrumental soundtrack by our mate The Last Skeptik, taken from his upcoming album with Rewd Adams “How Not To Make A Living”

Check the video out below, and if your on Facebook click here to see a gallery of behind the scenes shots from the day!

Super Pop Magic Show!

Last night we popped down to Red Bull Studios, just off London Bridge, to check out our buddy Numskull’s art in the new Zero Cool Gallery show Super Pop Magic Show. Numskull had 2 sick bits on display, both available to buy for around £500, cracking for a original one off piece. If that’s a wee bit out of your budget though remember you can cop his AnyForty & T-world tee still, right here for a bargain £30!

The show’s pretty sick, and has some incredible artists displayed, i think our favourite pieces of the night were Ben Frost work on pharmaceutical and takeaway packaging, he absolutely killed it , and to be honest apart from another Aussie Bridge Stehli, all the other artists, we weren’t familiar with them at all, so we couldn’t match up there names to there work. There was meant to be a Insa piece there, but we either didn’t look properly or man’s has switched his style up and we couldn’t recognise it.

If your in London, i think the show’s open till Wednesday, so take a trip down, check out a great venue and see some cracking work. And if you’ve a spare 500 sheets, grab your self a one off piece of artings.

AnyForty & Flyotw Present… Numskull (Teaser trailer!)

On a Sunday morning in late May, we hooked up with our mate, the brilliant Numskull from Sydney, who is one of the 10 incredible artists that form our new AnyForty & T-world The Australian Invasion Series, and took him to Carlton’s Cafe in Hackney Wick, just metres away from the London Olympic Stadium, and let him work his magic on a blank wall. Gold medals all round yo!

This is the teaser for the full length promo created by James McKenzie-Blyth aka Flyotw, which will blow you away, and it’s coming sooner than you think… First in a series of video collaborations we’re doing with Flyotw, taking you behind the scenes of some of your favourite AnyForty artists at work.

Big up our mate Greg from VNA for giving us the heads up about the space to paint, and shout to the guys at Carlton Cafe for accommodating us for the afternoon.

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… NUMSKULL

Fresh from a recent trip to the UK, we’re proud to introduce artist number 7 for ‘The Australian Invasion Series’, Numskull.

Who is Numskull, to those who don’t know you? I am an Australian-based artist working both indoors and outdoors.

What do you think of the Australian illustration scene compared to the rest of the world? Australia has a thriving and super talented art scene, especially Melbourne. In terms of illegal art, it’s a lot stricter. In terms of worldwide recognition, it’s even harder because we are so isolated from the rest of the overall scene. The internet helps.

How would you describe your style? Constantly changing. I have a passion for exploring and creating weird figurative, collage-style paintings and font-based work. Outside, my paintings are big and bold with less detail.

What do you know about the UK in general? I’ve spent a lot of time travelling to and from the UK when I was younger because part of my family lives there. From my experience, the UK is; subcultures, grime, crime, creativity, graffiti, funny accents, CCTV, a Queen and one of the countries at the forefront of what I’m interested in.

Have you ever been to the UK and tell us about a memorable experience you had? I recently travelled around parts of Europe and the UK where I met up with Mr. Penfold and Sweet Toof along the way. We wandered the streets of East London and painted two spots in the same day – a shop on Hackney Road, and a train front on top of the Village Underground. That was a rad day.

www.funskull.com