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DUBL TRUBL: Ich bin in Berlin

The DUBL TRUBL Collective are excited and proud to announce their first exhibition, taking place at Urban Spree in Berlin. Entitled DUBL TRUBL: Ich bin in Berlin, the collective have paired together artists from all over the globe, resulting in an incomparable assemblage of collaborative works. Styles will get clashed and egos smashed as these distinguished art deadbeats inspire and repel each other in equal measure.

Curated by Dscreet and featuring art, film, installation, music and more from: Aeon, Alex CF, Alex Fakso, Andrew Gillman, Anthony Lister, Base 23, Billy, Birdseed, BO 130, Break, BRK 192, Chips, Chips For The Poor, Christiaan Nagel, Chris Stead, CIRO, Cityzen Kane, Civil Civic, Cone, Conor Harrington, Crack, Creeps, Crilly Smalls, Cyclops, Dabs and Myla, Dan Speight, Darren John, Dave the Chimp, Deus, Dmote, Drax, Dscreet, Ebot, EMA, Eoin, François Jenssard, Fred Fowler, Gemma White, Ghostpatrol, Girl In The Cartoon, Kasio, Kid Acne, Kid Crowe, Kirpy, Ludvig, Lush, Malarky, Mark McClure, Matt Sewell, Merda, Microbo, Miss Van, Nychos, Olivia Skalkos, Onio, Party, Paul Insect, Phlegm, PMH, Pure Evil, Rainman, Rask, Reka, Revenge Is Sweet, Richt, Rone, Rowdy, Run, Rylsee, Sickboy, Sinic, Skewville, Skip WD, Space, Sumo, Thierry Noir, Timba Smits, Tizer, Trico, TwoOne, Vents 137, Vinnie Nylon, Xeme, Word To Mother, Ziggy Grudzinskas, 44 Flavours, 45RPM and 616.

Opens September 18th, 6:30pm
Urban Spree
Revaler Str. 99
RAW Gelände
10245 Berlin.

twitter: @dubltrublluv
web: www.dubltrubllove.tumblr.com / www.urbanspree.com

“Sound Clash” A photographic book by Alex Fakso

This is the second exhibition of Fakso’s to be held at Studio74 and it will occur in conjunction with the Notting Hill Carnival allowing attendees to really grasp the raw nature of the book.

In his own words:
“These photos were taken during the Caribbean Carnival in Notting Hill (between 2009 and 2012), a place where carnival culture is very heartfelt and music is the central protagonist; Caribbean rhythms, ska, reggae and dub are just a few of the genres that are strongly influential in the British music scene.
Every year the streets of west London are filled with millions of people and the music takes over due to the many sound systems that are erected, some of which have been playing here for over 30 years.
My personal idea was to get very graphic images of the event, composed by parallelepipeds that I personally find very interesting for who they portray the context.
I took the first photos before said sound systems began pumping the music: the calm before the storm.
A couple of hours later the atmosphere would have totally changed and thousands of people would have been gathered beneath these sound totems which symbolise the street culture connected to the carnival.
Even though they are static and distant from my style, I find these photographs up-to-date because they portray the subject of street culture from which I take continuous inspiration.”
Since 1965, during the last weekend of August and in the area of Notting Hill, London plays host to the biggest Caribbean carnival in the world after the one in Rio de Janeiro. Millions of people from all over the world pour into Notting Hill to bare witness to the parade of incredibly coloured costumes. The festival was created by Caribbean immigrants (particularly from Jamaica) who settled in London, and it soon became a world-renowned carnival in its own right. Traditional dishes and drinks are prepared in the hundreds of stalls that line the streets. Every road has its own ‘sound system’ that pumps music at an extremely high level. The Notting Hill carnival isn’t only an event to witness, it is a huge party to which everyone is invited. The British don’t seem to particularly enjoy this event, just like they don’t love carnivals in general, a symbol of a warmer and more Mediterranean-Caribbean culture.”

Opening Wednesday 28th August 6pm – 9pm
Exhibition to continue from Thursday 29th August till Sunday 1st September between the hours of 10am – 6pm

For any additional information/images please contact:
CAMILLA MULLINS – info@studio74london.co.uk, 02073287555










VNA x Dephect x Alex Fakso

The next VNA x Dephect collaboration t-shirt to be sent out free to subscribers is this powerful photo tee by prolific photographer Alex Fakso.

These are available FREE to those purchasing subscription packages from our online shop between 20/3 – 13/6. Anyone purchasing a subscription after 13/6 will receive their free tee, designed by a different artist/photographer, with issue 24.

Heres a sneaky peek…


VNA Issue 21 – What to Expect…

By now you might have picked up on the fact we’ve got the legend that is Miss Van gracing the cover of issue 21, but we’ve also got interviews with a whole host of other incredible artists including Rone, Johnny Crap, Inkie, Mad-C, Dal & Faith47, NoseGo, Joe Fenton, Alex Fakso, Wurstbande, Amanda Marie, Olek and Nicolas le Borgne. Here’s a little taster of what you can expect inside your magazine.




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VNA Issue 21

VNA issue 21 is here and it’s pretty special being the first to feature a female cover artist; and who better to take this highly coveted position than the queen of street art herself Miss Van.

Her beautiful hand-painted “poupees” and vivid sexual creatures have been capturing the hearts of art lovers and for years and after a brief hiatus from working on the streets, she’s back in full force. We caught up with her to delve a little deeper into the mind of a lady who has blazed a trail through this macho graffiti world.

This issue is bursting with interviews – from the Ever-Fresh crew member Rone, monochromatic illustrative master Joe Fenton and street art new-comer NoseGo. We also have pearls of wisdom from those who have been on the scene since its inception, like Inkie, photographer Alex Fakso and Canadian artist Johnny Crap who also took the time to design our latest subscriber t-shirt . We caught up with a few other influential ladies including graffiti artist Mad-C and stencilist Amanda Marie, as well as illustrative duo Wurstbande from Berlin. There’s also something a bit different from another duo, husband and wife Dal & Faith47 who chose to interview each other. If this wasn’t enough you can also find interviews with queen of crochet, Olek, and the brilliant Nicolas le Borgne, a.k.a Odö – as well as a look at what’s been going on in the streets of London, Detroit and Japan.

VNA 21 will be available with two alternative covers; one is exclusive to our web store and subscribers, while the other will be available through our network of stockists.

As always there is a screen-printed edition of the magazine, with artwork designed by Miss Van, 100 of which will be available at our London launch party alongside a screen-printed envelope and limited edition postcards. 20 of these limited packs will be up for grabs through an online lottery, and 30 will be sent out at random to those purchasing copies of VNA 21 through our website. Keep an eye out on Instragram, FB & Twitter for a sneak peak of these.

To register your interest for our online lottery please email LTD@verynearlyalmost.com before 6pm on 31 January.

Pre-orders are now available and will be posted out on 31 January.

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