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VNA 26 Bristol & London Launch – Photo Round-Up

Big ups to everyone that came down to our Bristol and London launches, apologies to those of you who couldn’t make the UK launches, hopefully we’ll be bringing a launch to somewhere near you in the not too distant future…

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Massive thanks to all of our partners and friends that made this happen, special thanks to Aaron and the Sixpoint crew, Alex and Ian at Laz, and Cheba and the Weapon Of Choice boys for being most excellent hosts.

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INSA January Giveaway Competition

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January is notoriously a bit of a duff month in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s cold, everyone’s broke and you have to get back to the grind after an epic season of getting drunk off your face and pulling your work colleagues 3 nights a week.

So, to celebrate, INSA is offering creative people to win What better way to beat the January blues than with a MEGA AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!

INSA has put together a massive stack of rare and exclusive goodies, including:

– INSA x EVISU jeans
– INSA x MAKERS dress
– Hyper rare silk scarf
– Unreleased gold keyring
– ’Only GOD and YOU can Judge Me’ t-shirt
– Sold Out Hong Kong print
– Sold Out Fluro Heel print
– INSA x Warsteiner beer bottle
– Stickers

To win, simply create something inspired by INSA’s work, this could be a drawing, some baked goods, a tattoo of INSA’s face somewhere intimate, or even a blue movie. It’s entirely up to you. The more permanent, ridiculous and embarrassing, the better. For the record, and our own amusement, those are mostly our suggestions, not INSA’s.

You have until the end of January to enter – entries can be emailed to info@insaland.com, or posted on Instagram with the #INSA_GRAM

Go check out his blog for more info:

www.insaland.com/blog/giveaway-time

Skel – Can you kick it?

Melissa ‘Skel’ Jaksic is a legend. She recently painted Oxford Art Factory alongside Shannon Crees, Alex Lehours, Anthony Lister and Sprinkles for the VNA launch in Sydney. Her creative projects include work for Absolut, Outpost, Paste Modernism and Secret Wars (now Secret Walls). She also helps run Ben Frost’s online print store, Stupid Krap, in her spare time. We caught her in between beers for a look at how she gets her kicks…

‘Skel’ means, basically, a bit of a lowlife, is that your persona as an artist, or your representation of what artists can be?

I got the nickname Skel from one of my crackhead friends back in my hometown. Because, at the time, I was a bit skinny and I guess they thought they were being crafty, seeing as I was Skeleton-like and it rhymed with Mel. It wasn’t until one of my friends linked me to the definition of Skel on Urban Dictionary that I saw it had all these alternate worldly meanings that, funnily enough, still applied to me as a person. I think everyone has the capacity to be a bit of a lowlife, and my work generally focuses on the darker side of people’s psyches, so I guess Skel is more a representation of what people can and sometimes want to be, but can’t because of societal pressures. The Dr. Jekyll to my Mr. Hyde I guess…

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