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Braddock Tiles – NEW PRINTS!

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New York-based artist, Swoon, also has a project called Braddock Tiles. Braddock will be a community based artisanal micro-factory located in a formerly abandoned church in North Braddock Pennsylvania whose first venture will be to hand produce the 20,000 beautifully colored ceramic tiles needed to give its landmark structure a new roof.

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To help raise money for the project, they also release super affordable prints. This latest killer set includes work from Shepard Fairey, Molly Crabapple, Ricky Powell, Pablo Power, Shelter Serra, Kenzo Minami, Vexta and Swoon herself.

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For more information and to purchase prints, visit the web store:

www.braddocktiles.org

Or check out their instagram @braddocktiles

Surfers Healing – The Bowery Project – 2014

2014 will mark the 7th Healing Foundation. Up for auction will be a number of unique and one-of-a-kind surfboards by acclaimed artists, fashion designers and world-renowned surfers.

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This year marks a significant shift in the event. In addition to the exhibition and auction held in conjunction with The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, a second exhibition will be presented at the Patagonia Surf Shop on The Bowery in New York City. This unique collection is known as “The Bowery Project”.

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Jameson Works x Wild Beasts

The Jameson Works is about sharing the stories behind modern craft, and spreading the knowledge of how great craftsmen work today. For our first project, Wild Beasts get together with Parisian illustrator and animator Mattis Dovier to create a GIF-novel.

Mattis worked on the visuals for the GIF-novel, which will be accompanied by two unreleased Wild Beasts tracks. This is the story behind their making – creating GIFs and remixing the tracks ‘Soft Future’ and ‘Blood Knowledge’, which Wild Beasts have taken apart and reformed into a soundtrack. The guys will show that it’s not just what you make, it’s how you make it.

Head to www.thejamesonworks.com to find out how you can get involved or join the conversation – @Jameson_UK #thejamesonworks

The London Police – Miami Basel

Amsterdam based duo, The London Police have just launched a new pop up, supported by Opera Gallery, at the Villa Bagatelle for Miami Art Basel.

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This monumental wall will be the first street art mural to appear on South Beach, and will be visible by art lovers and amateurs traveling to Miami in the occasion of the biggest international contemporary art fair in the world.

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Zio Ziegler Interview

Zio Ziegler is a young Californian artist with an old soul. Very much a poetic painter, he recently visited London for the Uncommon Thread tour, where we caught up with him while he painted a wall for a commercial project. However much he may embrace the powers that be for funding to enable him to live his life, he remains altruistic and enlightened.

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VNA: So tell us a little bit more about your work, where are you from and what kind of influences do you have in your work?

Zio Ziegler: I live in San Francisco right now, I’d say the influences in my work are early Aegean and Egyptian, hieroglyphs and work that is really linear in its creation. Art that exists for art’s sake rather than to have a dialogue with art history. It’s stuff that is to convey allegory and meaning and it comes from the subconscious. I studied painting at school, like classical painting, and there was always a really negative perception towards things without concept, it had to be concept first and then imagery afterwards. I was like “This is terrible because we all have cell phones, we’re sharing aesthetic things and you have to have some sort of aesthetic bite.” You can’t just lay a few bricks into the ground, you can’t just do that anymore as things need a sort of aesthetic punch, in order to get people interested and grab them. And then you can conceptually hold them down and deliver a message. I guess my ethos behind my work was always intuitivism. Following my intuition and my subconscious and letting the image build itself and then sitting back and observing the meaning afterwards.

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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

Urban Xchange – Penang – Malaysia

Urban Xchange: Crossing Over – an event presented by Urban Nation and Hin Bus Depot featuring new public murals and a group show Rone, Elle, Vexta, Ernest Zacharevic, Adisson Karl, Tank Petrol, Don John, Mr. Toll and some local artists. Our man Henrik Haven sent us these progress shots of their work…

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Urban Nation Berlin – PM6 Photo Roundup

Our main man Henrik ‘Lamar’ Haven was out in Berlin for the latest installation of Urban Nation’s ‘Project M’ series, curated by Jonathan LeVine. Featuring work from DAN WITZ, DALEAST, JEFF SOTO, NYCHOS, OLEK, SANER, ONUR, WES21, ALO, SOKAR UNO, CANVAZ.

www.jonathanlevinegallery.com

www.urban-nation.net

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Kai & Sunny – Lots of Bits of Star – Jonathan LeVine Gallery

Kai & Sunny (born 1975 and 1977, respectively) are a London-based artist duo. They both graduated from the Epsom School of Art in Surrey, United Kingdom with degrees in Art and Design. They have collaborated with Alexander McQueen, Shepard Fairey and have won numerous accolades, including a 2012 D&AD Design Award. Works by Kai & Sunny have been exhibited internationally at institutions such as Haunch of Venison, and are included in the Victoria & Albert Museum Print Archive Collection.

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Jonathan LeVine Gallery, NY, is pleased to present Lots of Bits of Star, a series of new works by the London-based artist duo Kai & Sunny in what will be their first solo exhibition in New York. In conjunction with the exhibition, the artists will release a new print edition, available for purchase at the opening reception.

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