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T-shirts Unfolding, Canterbury Museum, February – May 2015, Christchurch, New Zealand.

23rd March 2015 | Tags: , , ,

We are super honoured to have a selection of our AnyForty designs in the incredible exhibition that is T-shirts Unfolding curated by our down under pal, the T-shirt megalord Eddie Zammit of T-world  journal fame.

T-shirts Unfolding is staged as part of the  SPECTRUM street art festival, presented by Oi YOU! in partnership with the YMCA and Canterbury Museum in Christchurch, New Zealand

With two venues, eight exhibitions, nine big walls, 16 of the world’s best street artists, 22 Banksy’s and hundreds of T-shirts SPECTRUM promises to be even bigger and better than RISE which attracted 248,000 people to Canterbury Museum last summer, the most viewed exhibition in the Museum’s history.

T-shirts Unfolding showcases everything to do with T-shirt creation, from promotional stickers to swing tags, and books to the tees themselves. The show runs in Canterbury Museum until the 10th of May and is completely free to enter so you’d be a absolute fool not to check it out in the cotton!

Check out the brilliant animated promo for the event by the guys from Mass Motion and scroll down to see a selection of gorgeous photos of the exhibition by Melbourne based Holly Hawkins. Still blows our mind to see AnyForty alongside so many legendary world famous brands, thanks to Eddie Z for always having our back. Always appreciated our friend, and congratulations on another incredible show.

AnyForty, UK based, World-Wide Known!

TEES: Exploring Melbourne’s T-shirt culture

18th January 2013 | Tags: , , , ,

As always our mates at T-world Journal from Australia are keeping crazy busy, the latest project for Mr Zammit and gang is this sick exhibition called Tees. Showcasing Melbourne’s finest tee brands and culture. We can’t wait to see what Melbourne has to offer for the first time later this year!

Great lil vid, go watch it below and get inspired…

AnyForty hits Australia (again)

If you follow us on Instagram you’ll of seen we sneak peaked pics of a event we were invited to be part of in Sydney’s Lane Four exhibition in The Galleries called ‘I love T’s’, curated by founder of T-world journal, and AnyForty “Australian Invasion” collaborator Eddie Zammit and aMBUSH Gallery.  ‘I love T’s’ at Lane Four  features a personal portrait and interview by ten international designers and artists, including Auckland’s Nick Joblin (collective edition), Brisbane’s Jimmy Bligs (Grand Scheme), Chicago’s Ross Zietz (Threadless), London’s Alan Wardle (AnyForty, that’s us!), LA’s Mike Crivello and Brandy Flower (HIT+RUN), Melbourne’s Brendan Elliott (BURN), New York’s Greg Rivera (Mishka), San Francisco’s Joshy D (REBEL8), Sydney’s own Natalie Wood (Something Else) and Umea’s Peter Lundgren (T-post). ‘I love T’s’ will be exhibiting from 20 September – 26 November 2012.

Alongside the exhibition there was a opening night Hit+Run party that we created a brand new AnyForty London one off design for with the brilliant Mr Lister that was hand screened on the night. Stay tuned for a unveil on that soon.

If your in Sydney, take a trip across and see it, there’s even a giant globe made up out of tees hanging in the shopping centre, that the mad professor Eddie Zammit has had constructed. Stay tuned for some better pics coming soon, the below just a compilation of instagram pics we’ve teefed of the event! Much love to everyone in Australia who’s showing love for AnyForty too, there’s some more good news coming for you lot next year!

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!

Secret Walls Sydney launch with our man Dale Bigeni!

One of our good mates, fresh from the AnyForty & T-world The Australian Invasion Series, the legend in waiting, Dale Bigeni, just recently took part in the launch of  Secret Walls down under in Sydney, and he smashed it!

Check out the video below, and go follow the Dale Bigeni page on Facebook to keep up with his graftings, you’d be a fool not too, man is very, very talented.

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

Behind the scenes of our Australian Invasion Series production.

So a few months back, when the new range was being produced, we headed down to White Duck in our home of 9 years, Bath to film the new range for the Broken Antler promo video, took a load of photographs of the day and thought it kinda rude not to share as we know a lot of you guys like seeing the process behind the production. So below check out the Beastman design from the AnyForty & T-world The Australian Invasion Series being printed. Remember the range is available to buy now from the online store or direct from Urban Industry, Focus Scotland, The Chimp Store and our new stockists Mimm.

Big up Joshua, Bex and the whole White Duck team for incredible work as always!

Make Great Together presented by Threadless and T-world

7th June 2012 | Tags: , , , ,

Australian heads, your in for a treat, our ever busy buddies at T-world have linked up with Threadless and Ambush Gallery to present a exhibition of 200 Threadless tees curated by the founder of T-world Eddie Zammit, it all  happens tomorrow night. Friday June 8th, in Sydney.

Best part of the night for us though, a wall mural painted by the legend Ben Brown who created this immense tee from our new AnyForty & T-world The Australian Invasion series.

Click the event’s facebook page to rsvp, and hit up the online store to support Ben and cop his tee!

It’s Official, Nobody’s Sicker…

To celebrate the recently released AnyForty & T-world The Australian Invasion Series, we got our mate, and all round director/animation/design genius Broken Antler to cook us up some visual candy to help promote the new drop.

Filmed on location at White Duck Screen Print in Bath and at Broken Antler HQ just outside of London, with some lovely Rick Nunn shot images from our lookbook shoot thrown in the mix, it truly is a family affair!

Seeing as us, a UK brand, hooked up with some great Australian artists to make the range, there was only one choice for the soundtrack, when UK producer Beat Butcha remixed one of our favourite Australian mc’s Brad Strut‘s track “Official”, we needed it badly! We got the rights to use it a few months back and the whole promo was built around that head nodder.

Everything about this whole project screams official, we don’t fuck around, we hope you enjoy the promo and more importantly the tees!

On sale now, £30 for a limited run tee with artist specific 24 page mini T-world journal.

Go grab one from before it’s too late!

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.