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123Klan x DC Shoe Co – Competition!

VNA and Fifth Wall TV took a little jaunt over to see 123Klan in Paris for their exhibition and latest capsule collab with DC at DC’s Hub – check out the exhibition there if you’re in town at 15 Rue Montorgueil 75001 Paris.

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DC and 123Klan have kindly given us a signed t-shirt and snapback for one lucky fan to take home. Simple head over to our instagram to check out the competition! @vnamagazine

Here’s some snaps by Sofia Nebiolo & Christophe Victoor of the how the night went down (at least, the bits we’re allowed to share anyway…) Watch out for interview and videos coming from Fifth Wall soon…

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JUSTKIDS x Bicicleta Sem Freio T-shirt

JUSTKIDS and Brazilian artist Bicicleta Sem Freio team-up on a limited edition t-shirt series. After producing numerous acclaimed and sold out Fine Arts prints JUSTKIDS will be unveiling a unique limited edition t-shirt in collaboration with famed Brazilian Artist Bicicleta Sem Freio. Produced by hand at the JUSTKIDS lab in Italy, these T-shirts are one of a kind and are sporting BSF’s iconic images from their last London solo show “Ratcat Dinner”.

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GCASFM – Book Fundraiser

GIVE CROHN’S A SLAP FROM ME (GCASFM) is a collaborative project founded by Matt
Strutt aka Cheffo31, to raise awareness of Crohn’s disease, with the help of some of the world’s most prolific graffiti artists, street artists and illustrators. Armed with a stack of 2000 USPS labels for artists to draw on, our aim is to turn these artistic interpretations of the title Give Crohn’s A Slap From Me, into a limited edition book
which will raise money for Crohn’s & Colitis UK. With new team members on board, designers Moose & Yeti, Andre Leitão and Joana Morgado, ex-VNA writer Ro Elfberg and media whizz Jack Shearring, the project is stronger than ever. Over 70 artists are now involved, we have a successful live art event under our belt and growing coverage of the project, we’re already slapping Crohn’s left, right and centre.. and we’ve only just begun.

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CLET – Street Interventions

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CLET (Brittany, 1966) is an Italian artist with Breton origins working in the urban context with installations over buildings and (always removable) modifications to road signs.
The artist’s main purpose is to actively claw back public spaces.

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Nicholas Ganz – Global Graffiti – The Globalisation of an Artform

Nicholas Ganz is the author of some of worlds definitive books on graffiti and street art culture. The German writer and photographer began spraying graffiti himself in the 90s, capturing his own work and that of other artists on camera. A self-taught photographer, he created the pseudonym Keinom in 1997, eventually going on to publish his seminal book ‘Graffiti World’ in 2004. In this essay, he explores the impact of graffiti globally and tracks the development and subsequent globalisation of the artform.

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Gaia – 2015 Walls Recap

American artist Gaia has had a busy year! In his own words, here’s a recap of some of his biggest murals from 2015…

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1 – What Are the Aesthetics of Reinvestment, Gainesville
Finished piece for @352walls in#Gainesville Florida. Entitled ‘What Are the Aesthetics of Reinvestment’ the mural seeks to develop a portrait of downtown Gainesville and locate the theoretical framework behind New Urbanism and its influence upon gentrification. The piece begins with a portrait of the one and only Jane Jacobs with an adjacent picture of a tenement typical of New York’s Lower East Side. It continues with an image of the newly constructed @ufcontinuum paired with a church from Porters, a historically black neighborhood on the south side of downtown. Finally the piece is concluded with an old photo of Union Academy, the second accredited all African American high school in Florida, and the school’s founder A Quinn Jones. Lastly there is a person on their laptop drinking coffee in the corner.

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