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Christmas shopping….

Its that time of year… Time is running out and you haven’t even started your christmas shopping yet. But fear not… This is what the internets are for!

Here lies some awesomeness from some of our friends that can still be bought in time for the big day…

Rockwell Canvas Weekend bag from Concrete Hermit

Available HERE

“Mighty Mo Blue” screenprint from Picture on Walls

Available HERE

Sterling silver cufflinks by Emilie Thomas

Available HERE

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"Out of Sight – Urban Art/Abandoned Spaces" a book by RomanyWG…

Long time supporter of VNA and part of the original group of photographers who have been contributing amazing images to VNA for years… Mr RomanyWG has got a new book out.

He very kindly sent us a copy of Out of Sight – Urban Art/Abandoned Spaces and its pretty damn dope. This is no ordinary graffiti/street art book. This book is a documentary on the writers and street artists painting in abandoned spaces all over the world. As usual, RomanyWG’s photography stands out and with artists such as BC crew, Roa, Phlem and Aryz its an epic array of work that is hidden away in old factories and mental hospitals.

Graffiti, as a crime to outsiders has never made sense… Painting a wall for fun? Risking lengthy jail terms and risking your life for a photograph of a painted train? Committing serious crime and making no money out of it??? All writers have there own reason to paint, but the underlying reason is to get their name up and to be recognised. Painting in abandoned spaces is the opposite of that. “Not all art craves attention”  as the intro says and this is a great book to showcase some of that work that many people will never see in the flesh.

The book is out now over at Carpetbombingculture

Be sure to also check out RomanyWG’s Flickr page for more impressive photography.

VNA 15 launch event and Special edition details…

The VNA 15 launch party is tonight at Black Rat Gallery in Shoreditch, London from 6-9pm.

The regular VNA 15 magazine will be on sale for £5.00 (There is 32 extra pages now!)

There will also be available a “Special edition pack” on sale for £20.00 (Cash only)

The details of the pack are as follows…

Each pack contains a screenprinted limited edition VNA 15 by Shepard Fairey, A limited edition Obey sticker pack and a limited edition VNA x OBEY t-shirt (Sizes Small through to XLarge available first come first served)

Please note, due to technical difficulties, there will not be any postcards in the “Special Edition Packs”

The packs available tonight will be packaged in an (Exclusive to tonight) screenprinted Obey envelope.

The screenprinted magazine is an edition of 200. Of which 80 are available tonight at the launch party. 20 will be available through our lottery system as described below. (Please email ltd@verynearlyalmost.com to enter)

50 of this edition will be sent out into distribution to be sent out into shops and galleries around the world (happy hunting)

The 50 remaining  are in the hands of  Obey Giant (Some of which might be available online at a later date)

The t-shirts are exclusive to the 100 avilable tonight and the lottery winners. There will be a small amount available through Obey Clothing UK at some point too.

PLEASE NOTE… THE “SPECIAL EDITION PACK” WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS. ONLY ONE PER PERSON. (NO EXCEPTIONS IM AFRAID)

PLEASE RESPECT OUR STAFF AND THE STAFF AT BLACK RAT GALLERY AND FORM AN ORDERLY QUEUE. WE WILL DO EVERYTHING WE CAN DO MAKE THIS A SMOOTH EVENT.

Thank you for your support.

"Martha Cooper: Remix" at Carmichael Gallery…

Having had the chance to hang out with the Carmichael’s and the awesome Martha Cooper this weekend in LA, we were so gutted to be leaving LA and missing this group show. From the sound of it, its gonna be amazing…

Original photographs by Martha Cooper and remixed artwork byt the likes of Burning Candy, Flying Fortress, Futura, Barry Mcgee, Neckface…. WTF!

More info over here… www.carmichaelgallery.com

Extra Extra… Free Sweet Toof print (Sort of)

News from East London based street artist Sweet Toof…

Today, 11th January, the infamous street artist Sweet Toof is customising an undisclosed number of ‘Metro’ newspapers in London and redistributing them to the public on the very same day, Today!  Metro is the free newspaper given out at underground tube stations, so get riding the trains and go hunting for your free Sweet Toof issue.  The front and back pages and the centrefold have all been given the Sweet Toof treatment.

This media intervention has been done to coincide with the launch night (Tonight, 11th January) of Sweet Toof’s new gallery exhibition in London to which the whole world is invited.  The exhibition is at Arch 402 Gallery, Cremer Street, London E2 and runs from 12th January to 3rd February.

Go find em…

DOTS a BC movie in the making…

London based BC crew have been hitting London and Bristol hard for years as well as travelling the world and causing spray can mayhem wherever they go. Now it seems they are documenting these travels and making a movie! Peep the promo…

DOTS short promo from Dots Films on Vimeo.

So good so far… Now its a case of finding the money to fund the rest of the film. So if you have the cash spare, go grab a lovely box set of prints by the whole of BC…

And at the same time become part producer of the film! Nice.

More info can be found at the DOTS site.