So, we’ve hit the quarter century! The UK’s premier international street art and graffiti culture magazine, has hit a landmark 25 issues and we’re asking you to join us in celebrating how far we’ve come as an independent documentary of the scene.
Starting in 2006 as an independent black & white zine, VNA has grown to a full-colour institution. Receiving love and support the world over from artists, galleries and fans alike, this is our biggest, most jam-packed issue to date.
More jump off after the jump off…
Featuring work from the legendary cartoons of Kevin Lyons, the amazingly evocative work of Chloe Early, and incredible talent of Dan Kitchener. Their work sits alongside a couple of Antipodean artists, tattooist and painter, Sprinkles, and the skate-punk skull-thrasher, Ben Brown.
A photo feature from Nils Müller keeps all bases covered, as well as our regular city spotlights on street stickers, paste ups and spray-painted spots, this time amongst the bright lights of London, Hong Kong and Łódz.
VNA takes a detour through the awesomely autonomous Nelly Duff gallery in Shoreditch to hear how they keep things fresh and also checks out the unique talents of Erosie, has a look at Nick Sheehy’s illustrious illustrations and takes a peek at the girl-powered graffiti of Shiro.
The icing on the cake for this issue is, for us, undoubtedly Swoon. We are honoured to bring you a full interview, exclusive studio shots and an incredible insight into the projects she dedicates most of her time to. From helping rebuild Haiti, to putting a new roof on a church with her Braddock Tiles project, Swoon is one of the most amazing people we know.
As usual, no issue would be complete without an artist-designed, limited edition screen-printed cover, so be prepared to get down to the launch party in London to pick up your copy.
If you can’t make the London launch, don’t worry, we’ll have our usual online lottery for readers abroad too. We also have updated worldwide postage rates, keeping things as cheap as we can for everyone, so you can subscribe, or buy online to get the latest copy delivered straight to your door HERE!
Keep it global, Team VNA