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VNA 29 – Out Now!

VNA 29 – Same, same, but different…

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Buy your copy here: www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-29

As the art world continues to grow and develop, we’re trying to age gracefully too, with a move towards the broader culture that surrounds street art and graffiti.

This issue we go all out with a cover featuring the work of LA-based Cleon Peterson, whose violently bacchanalian work echoes the brutality he sees in society at large.

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‘Kingbrown’ Issue 10 Launch Party

The newest issue of ‘Kingbrown’ is co-curated by legends Sean Morris and Tom Groves from Black Canyon Projects, with support from their friends at Form WA. Features brown bag art by Future Colors of America, cover by Brendan Monroe, foldout neon poster by Malarko, diecut vinyl sticker by Sheryo, and a glow in the dark patch by Stevie Gee. There’s interviews with all these artists, plus features on Saner, Neck Face, Hellen Jo, Lugosis and many more.

To celebrate, ‘Kingbrown’ are having a launch party this Friday, with artwork from all around the world on denim vests and brown paper, free booze, and music (to quote co-curator Tom, ‘all the good shit’). Get on down and check it out: ‘Spares Store’ Melbourne, Friday 23 January 2015 from 6pm.

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Lister in Miami

We caught up with Aussie artist Anthony Lister back in Miami ahead of his show at Lazarides Rathbone, entitled Hurt People, Hurt People. Love or hate this loose cannon of creativity, he always has some interesting things to say about society at large. We chat about his arrest in Brisbane, freedom of visual speech and the World’s Longest Suicide Attempt.

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Escif – Elsewhere – Book Kickstarter

Escif has been working on a new book for the last two years, which he wants to publish himself. He has released a crowd funding campaign to raise the money to produce it.

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So far, the first part of Escif’s crowd funding campaign has been a huge success and he has managed to raise enough money to produce the book and send it to those who supported it. The campaign will continue for a little longer and now the aim is to raise €21,000 to be able to:

– Build an online platform to sell and distribute the publication

– Ameliorate the final art of the book (in Rastamouse terms, ‘mek a bad ting good’)

– Buy whiskey and cigarettes (the key part to actually getting the book done)

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VNA 28 Limited Edition Mike Giant ON SALE!

The long awaited Limited Edition issue 28 box set is now up for sale on our web store, with worldwide shipping… Get yours before they disappear!

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www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/mike-giant-ltd-edition-vna-28

Nick Walker – Solo Show NYC & New Collabs!

Nick Walker’s first solo show in years, ‘All I Ever Wanted Was My Name On Fire’, is a continuation of the Vandal storyline. If you look at each ‘Morning After’ painting as a cover for a novel, then this show is the pages within the book.

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The show opens on Thursday 16th October – the venue is 345 Broome Street at Bowery, NYC 10013 and runs for one week. Please rsvp@jb-pr.com for guestlist.

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Nicks latest collabs with Royal Doulton and his latest book will be available soon and a ltd edition print, ‘Gotham Vandal’ is available to purchase at the show.

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And to whet your appetite a little more, here’s Nick modeling our new VNA x Nick Walker collab scarf, available to buy on our website soon…

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www.theartofnickwalker.com

Over The Desk – A VNA Book Review

Not something we usually do, and probably won’t get around to doing again for quite some time, but we thought we’d review some of the books that we’ve had spread over the desk acting as upmarket coasters for the past month.

It’s also probably the only time you’ll see publications about animal porn next to books that include the Vatican’s ltd edition record releases. Unless perhaps that sort of thing goes on at the Vatican when their librarian’s car isn’t being used to smuggle hundreds of kilos of illicit drugs. Who knows…

T-post 96 – Alife – T-post

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Now-retired Alife head honcho, Tony Arcabascio has stepped down from the pioneering clothing brand to concentrate on publishing. His latest focus is Swedish-born heavy-hitting monthly t-shirt zine, T-Post; a wearable magazine, with each ‘issue’ focusing on a different story or brand.

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