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AnyForty Charity Group Show: Artist Unveil 27

What a incredible few months it’s been unveiling all the incredible artists and we’re quite sad because the announcements come to a end now. But without further a due, we’re incredibly excited to announce last but never, ever least artist number 27 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 raising funds for the great charity Calm, and again, ladies and gentleman it’s a name all AnyForty fans will know…

Melbourne raised, London based artist Purdi Petunia has been down with the good ship AnyForty since Summer 2010, making her debut with her incredible hand drawn Sailor Girl design that’s one of the fastest selling AnyForty designs in our 6 year history and came back with a swift kick to the nuts in Summer 2012 as part of our Australian Invasion Series with T-world Journal, with her collaboration with Australian photographer Nick Delaney, turning the lovely Emma Summer into a beautifully detailed winged angel. Since then Purdi’s been doing her thing painting murals all over London, including two giant pieces at Translate Bar in Shoreditch, a sick huge chalk piece at Vagabond Wine Bar in Central London and has some superb stuff in the pipeline including a mural at Instagram’s London HQ (How sick is that?!! ) that’s all alongside killing it in her “day job” as lead digital designer at Central London studio Galvanize. Grafter!!  AnyForty’s very own super girl has something very special up her sleeve for this group show and we can’t wait for you to see it! Remember folks, Thursday 24th July, from 6pm at 5th Base Gallery, the fun and festivities kick off. Come along, bring your wallets (we’ll be accepting cash and cards) and support a fucking brilliant cause. Profits from sales of the prints, t-shirts and all the other goodies from Purdi and the other 26 great artists we have for sale on the night will be going to the UK charity CALM. You’re getting incredible limited edition affordable art and supporting a superb charity. What’s not to like?!

AnyForty family tear up Good Rubber down under!

11th September 2012 | Tags: , , ,

Seems like a regular thing this, AnyForty and Australian related news, but this ones slightly different for us, two of our British based AnyForty family, Purdi Petunia and Drew Millward have both recently been involved in a great exhibition in Newcaslte (Not the Newcastle we originate from), Australia, creating one off rubber stamps for a sick show. Check out the video below and hit up Purdi’s blog to read more! Big up the Roost Creative lot, obviously got a good eye for talent ;)

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… PURDI PETUNIA

Our next artist in The Australian Invasion Series is a face familiar to AnyForty fans, Purdi Petunia; a Melbourne born artist who now resides in East London, and is the lady behind the brilliant sold out Sailor girl tee from our Versus 3 range. She’s worked with fellow Australian and London based photographer Nick Delaney on her new design.

Who is Purdi Petunia, to those who don’t know you? I’m a designer by day, and an illustrator by night. I’m a Melburnian living in London who has to have a coffee in the morning before I can talk to anyone – probably the typical brooding artist with a commercial edge.

What do you think of the Australian illustration scene compared to the rest of the world? What happens in Australia seems foreign to me now. When I lived there I felt quite restricted, hence the move. Now I have the best of both worlds, as I can share my own Australian-ism with the rest of the world.

How would you describe your style? Eclectic and quirky, but sometimes simple and sophisticated. Luckily, being creative runs in the family, and after all my schooling and subsequent work, I’ve got loads of skills that I can use across whatever style I feel like doing. I’m always told I should have one style, but that would make me feel like I’ve got my hands tied behind my back.

What do you know about the UK in general? I’m pretty well versed with what goes on in the UK, since I’ve lived here for 7 years. I literally threw myself in at the deep end over here, but luckily the British love the work ethic of Aussies, so I’ve had no trouble getting known. The Brits are also very up for networking online and with the popularity of Facebook , Twitter etc. over the last couple of years, finding out what’s happening in the art world is super easy here.

Tell us about your time in the UK and a memorable experience you have had? Living over here has been full of amazing opportunities, ups and downs, and has allowed me to make myself a better creative, and my own person! I’ve been able to work in studios, on projects and with people that would never have been possible if I’d stayed at home. The best experience for me is being able to visit people who’ve always inspired me. Last year, at the kid robot store in Covent Garden I got to meet Gary Basemen. He’s one of my favourite illustrators. I’ve always loved his work and style.