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AnyForty Charity Group Show: Artist Unveil 19 of 25

What a few months it’s been unveiling this jaw dropping lineup of artists and it’s not over yet folks, onto the last 6 announcements for our 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 in support of the UK charity CALM, and again, in no particular order, proud to announce another AnyForty regular…

The AnyForty die hards will recognise Robin Boyden‘s name from last years brilliant take on the Powell Peralta Bones Brigade tee featuring AnyForty pup Monni. For those of you new to AnyForty since then, well you’re in for a treat, Robin is hands down one of the most talented illustrators this lil island has to offer, highly in demand in the editorial/book world,  Robin’s beautifully crafted illustrations are normally found  on the pages of magazines like Wired and newspapers like The Guardian, as well as regularly popping up in group shows like the recent New Rule Collectives “Come Out To Play” show. There’s such a incredible aesthetic to his character based work, feels like such a story behind each and every character he draws. Never one to scrimp on details in his work, you’re going to be absolutely blown away by what he’s created for this charity group show. Had the artwork in for a week now and haven’t been able to stop staring into it, spotting details didn’t notice first time around. Cheers for getting on board the good ship AnyForty again mate, super proud to have you involved!

#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!

#AnyFortyFamily: Robin Boyden’s “A-Z Of Vintage Cars″

19th February 2014 | Tags: , ,

Continuing the AnyForty family blog posts we brought back yesterday, keeping you guys up to date with some inspirational goodness from AnyForty artists, check out this beauty of a personal project from Robin Boyden created of our “Monni Bones” tee (which is currently only a bargain £10), he’s working on a complete A-Z of Vintage Cars. Check out the ones he’ds  one so far below, and keep an eye on his website for more. Really is a incredible illustrator. Get that site bookmarked!

AnyForty x Robin Boyden “Monni Bones” Out Now!

27th July 2013 | Tags: , , ,


We are extremely proud to present a highly exclusive collectable mid season drop and an exclusive to the AnyForty webstore. A sick back print illustration of AnyForty pup Monni created by the incredible British artist Robin Boyden in our very own homage to the cult Powell Perelta Bones Brigade design.

Only 100 of these have been made, never to be remade again. Hit up the store now to grab one for a bargain £25!

AnyForty x Robin Boyden: Monni Monster

So we don’t drop our brand new monster collection until September 28th, and we thought, what better way to keep you guys in banging AnyForty garms over the summer than dropping a couple of brand new mid season one off designs. First up we’re dropping a brand new design featuring our very own and much loved Monni Monster. Design is by the incredible illustrator Robin Boyden,  Watch this space for a full unveil. On sale Monday, July 29th. 8pm!