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AnyForty Charity Group Show: Artist Unveil 22

Onto the final week of artist unveils, and onto number 22 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 again, in no particular order, proud to announce another of the AnyForty Family, lasses and fellas it’s…

Yes folks! After all the work we’ve done with Tom Mac these last few years, you’d be a fool if you didn’t expect to see his name pop up at some stage in the artist unveils for this exhibition! For the AnyForty regulars, Tom really doesn’t need any introductions, for those of you who’ve just escaped the bermuda triangle, been released from a 5 year stretch or one of those unlucky people who’ve just stumbled across the good ship AnyForty, then homegrown talent Mr Mac is the young man behind our world famous Pride graphic, as well as many more incredible designs like our Hospital Records link up and our panther initially created for the NEXT exhibition in Sydney amongst other now long gone sold out gems. We can only say how excited and happy we are to continue our working relationship with him, when AnyForty & Tom Mac link up, there’s never any disappointments, always sick stuff, trust!  Big up’s Tom!!! People make sure you’re at 5th Base Gallery on Thursday 24th July 6pm, ready to grab Tom’s latest piece of art alongside the other amazing 26 artists. One month tomorrow, we can’t bloody wait!!!

AnyForty & Tom Mac: Pride, Home, Away & Third Shirts Available Now!

25th April 2014 | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

After a few weeks shouting about it, you can now purchase these super limited run Pride garments… We’ll let our longest serving wholesale account Urban Industry explain what they’re all about.

“UK streetwear veterans AnyForty have once again joined forces with acclaimed illustrator Tom Mac to rework their classic Pride artwork for the forthcoming World Cup 2014 in Brazil. The AnyForty & Tom Mac Pride Home, Away and Third pack cleverly uses the patriotic Pride print that first debuted during the London 2012 Olympics and applies it to three t-shirts that mimic the England team’s home, away and third kits.”

#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…

Introducing… AnyForty & Tom Mac “Pride” Home, Away and Third T-shirts!

3rd April 2014 | Tags: , , ,

Releasing on Thursday 24th April at 7pm, these AnyForty & Tom Mac “Pride” shirts pictured below mark the first time since the launch of the London Olympics when the AnyForty Family can purchase a original GB colour way of our long gone sold out Pride graphic.

Not one to ever just reprint stuff for the sake of it, we wanted to do something a lil different, so we’re celebrating national Pride going into the Brazilian 2014 World Cup in June, by releasing these football inspired Pride shirts, White home tee, Red away tee and Navy Third tee. Tee’s have AnyForty Hydro Script right chest print, Pride lion chest print on the left and a full back screen printed number with 45RPM refix logo detail inside of them.

All released in limited quantities on Thursday 24th April at 7pm and retailing at a bargain un-nike like £25!

#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 & Tom Mac “Duo De La Muerte” Soon Come!

3rd October 2013 | Tags: , ,

Out Now: AnyForty & Tom Mac x Hospital Records

7th June 2013 | Tags: , ,

So we’ve been talking about it for a few weeks, the incredible Queen Bee Co-Lab with our artist Tom Mac and the incredible UK Drum N Bass powerhouse Hospital Records, and now you guys can grab our Black Exclusive colourway from our Boxpark pop up store or direct from our website here ! Also remember you can pop into the Hospital Boxpark store next door to us at Boxpark and grab the white colourway, both aren’t gonna hang around so don’t sleep!

Full Unveil: AnyForty & Tom Mac x Hospital Records

31st May 2013 | Tags: , ,

So we showed you a teaser on Tuesday for our upcoming AnyForty & Tom Mac x Hospital Records collaboration and we promised you we’d do the full unveil today. Not one to disappoint, here we go, introducing to you, the Queen Bee Co-Lab!

A gnarly New Zealand queen bee dripping in medicinal manuka honey created by the silly talented hands of our man Tom Mac.

The collaboration is released on Thursday 6th June, the white colourway exclusive to Hospital Records in Box29 at Boxpark and the black colourway exclusive to us AnyForty,  Box28 at Boxpark. The tees are released from 6pm – 8pm then available in store and online till they sell out!

Teaser: AnyForty & Tom Mac x Hospital Records

28th May 2013 | Tags: , ,

Just under 2 weeks of our Boxpark pop up store remain and we’ve left the last in store event to blow the fucking doors off!

Releasing Thursday 6th June, Simultaneously launching in the AnyForty Boxpark store and next door in the Hospital Records Boxpark store (as well as online) is our very first collaboration with the incredible Hospital Records. As you can tell from the teaser image we’ve teamed up again with in house artist Tom Mac to really blow your minds.

Stay tuned for the full reveal on Friday 31st May. Trust us, it’s a bloody good un!!!!!

AnyForty Spring/Summer 13 “Blood, Sweat & 5 Years” Lookbook…

On Sunday just gone, gathered a bunch of the AnyForty family and we shot our new lookbook with the ever brilliant Rick Nunn in the building site that was our Boxpark store, big part of our year so made sense to combine the two!

Thanks to everyone who braved the cold to stand around in tees pretending it was actually Spring/Summer weather instead of minus degrees, enjoy the pics below and remember the new collection is on sale on Friday from the online store, the Boxpark store and all our lovely wholesale family, if your near a wholesale account, get along to em and support your local stores!

This Blood, Sweat & 5 Years collections been a long time in the making, hope you guys love it, lil something for everyone in there… new designs, some classics revisited for those who missed em first time round and some premium cut and sew hoodies and crewnecks.

Oh if you’ve a blog, or you’d just like to see the lookbook full screen, click the title slide below to be taken to a link to download the full pdf from and have a closer look! Ta ra then.