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Vans x VNA – Classic Manchester

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Over the last couple of weekends, VNA was invited to curate artwork for the Vans store and a small exhibition at TwentyTwentyTwo, Manchester. We hand picked some of our favourite artists to work with on the project, as well as some fresh new faces from up north.

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Will Barras and Cbloxx stepped up to take on the window of the Vans store in the Arndale Centre with this killer piece inspired by the classic Vans Sidestripe.

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Chazme x Cekas x Proembrion x Tone x Sepe 10 Storey Double Mural in Lodz, Poland

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Only couple of days before opening of a big group show of the best new contemporary urban talent Poland has to offer @ The Outsiders in Newcastle, some of these artists joined forces and completed this gigantic double piece in city of Lodz, Poland. Painting two facades of opposing 10 storey buildings, Chazme, Cekas, Proembrion, Tone and Sepe painted whats surely to become a landmark mural.

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Tag The Jewels

Tag the Jewels is a worldwide street art initiative for which over 30 artists across 6 continents were invited to remix the ‘Run The Jewels’ iconic album cover art – two opposing hands, one forming a gun, the other holding a chain.

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The artists were given a very simple brief and the freedom to express their own unique interpretations of Nicholas Gazin’s original artwork.

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Beyond The Pale Blue Dot – Cheba

‘Beyond the Pale Blue Dot’ presents Cheba’s first major show in 4 years, a series of mixed media works presenting the artist’s journey into abstraction and futuristic spray can expressionism. His recent work has evolved into vibrant and abstract fluid formations, a new and refreshing direction for the artist although influences of the bold character led work that he is well known for can still be found.

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The Noble Art – Jamie Hewlett

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This is a print that was inspired after Stuart Lowbridge and Jamie Hewlett’s good friend, Jon Brookes, was taken by brain cancer. Brookes, only 44, was the drummer of The Charlatans and a man that touched many by his music and also his magnetic personality. He had an incredible zeal for life and worked with and managed many young musicians throughout his career.
Jamie Hewlett is a renowned worldwide award winning artist known across the globe.

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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

Bonafide Mag Issue 09

Bonafide Magazine Issue 09 has just been published with two different covers featuring Madlib x Lord Quas, designed by Stones Throw Records’ art director. The new issue is a chunky affair and includes indepth interviews with the likes of Madlib and DOOM, Bernard Sumner of New Order, a typically outspoken and entertaining Theo Parrish and German street-art artist 1010.

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www.bonafidemag.com/bonafide-magazine-09

Get it hurrr:

www.bonafideshop.bigcartel.com

The Jaunt x Neils ‘Shoe’ Meulman

The Jaunt have just announced their tenth trip of the project. For this trip they have booked flights to Istanbul, Turkey, with Dutch legend Niels ‘Shoe’ Meulman and will be producing a brand new print along the way – selling them for 60 Euro’s, which is probably the most amazing deal around for a Shoe print.

The first Shoe tags appeared on the Amsterdam streets around 1979, and haven’t left since. From becoming a legend at 18, to running an advertising agency and now exhibiting worldwide, his work is affiliated with style wherever he goes. In 2007 he launched the ‘Calligraffiti’ movement, an art form that fuses calligraphy and graffiti.

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