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Pokras Lampas Is Releasing a New Screenprint Edition

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We just received info about the new print release coming via Unframed Editions – Russian calligraphy artist Pokras Lampas will be releasing his new screenprint edition on Wednesday, June 8th at 5PM London time (12PM New York time).

Pokras currently resides in St. Petersburg, working on the self-developed style Calligrafuturism. Strongly inspired by Niels “Shoe” Meulman’s Calligraffiti he turned his focus from graffiti to street calligraphy, and became an official Calligraffiti Ambassador. The new edition is based on original artwork showcased at Calligraffiti Ambassadors exhibition in 2015, and it’s dedicated to the balance between the calligraphy and dark space around. Through wide urban strokes, done by flat broom and clean thin lines using white and gold, the image represents artistic vision of the future of letters, based on Cyrillic, Latin, Arabian and Asian alphabet with unique rules and letter forms. The new 3-colour hand-pulled screen print on Pur cotton 350gsm black paper will be released in low edition of 50 pieces measuring 63 x 63 cm, each signed & numbered by the artist.

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VNA 33 – Out Now!

VNA 33 is here and available to buy online – verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-33

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For the cover of this issue, we bring you Seb Lester, a typographer and calligrapher living in the heart of Sussex, UK, who’s literally exploded into the public eye. He’s killing it across social media as well as in that funny old thing they call real life.

Always willing to keep broadening our horizons and testing our readers’ own boundaries and tastes, we have some fresh new talent alongside some of the more established names.

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Preview of Sowat’s “Ars Longa Vita Brevis” solo show in Geneve

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Opening tonight (April 23rd) in Geneva, Sowat will be having a solo show with Richard & Le Feuvre Gallery in Switzerland. For this exhibition French-American graffiti artist prepared new body of work that is based on calligraphy and typography, visual languages he fell in love during his stays in California years ago.

Known as a part of the infamous Da Mental Vaporz crew, Sowat has exhibited and painted both legal or illegal all around France and Europe, including working at the Palais de Tokyo. For this particular show he created works on canvas an paper, using various techniques from bamboo stick to acrylic and spray can, as well as an exclusive limited edition lithograph release. Whether understandable or abstract, the works are carrying obvious energy that was put into their creation, juxtaposing the rawness and quickness of graffiti tags with the precision and patience of traditional calligraphy techniques, as seen from these studio preview photos we received.

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“Paper Party 2” @ Richard & Le Feuvre Gallery

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Richard & Le Feuvre is a new gallery opening in Geneve, Switzerland with a big group show titled Paper Party 2. Exhibiting around 50 original works on paper by 11 artists from all over the globe, the idea of this show is to present the diversity of urban and graffiti related art to the local art lovers.

With most of the featured artists having strong roots in graffiti movement, this exhibition shows the variety of styles and directions that it can lead to.  The strong lineup consisting of known names that never exhibited before, is the proven recipe for a successful exhibit.

From the abstract graffiti of Mist, the surrealistic comic like works of Alexöne Dizac, Jeff Soto‘s low brow inspired works, steampunk imagery of Pixel Pancho, Sowat‘s abstract calligraphy style, the pop explosions of Andrew McAttee, the wide range of styles and works guarantee an interesting install and show.

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Jun Inoue – KUH at Backwoods

Jun Inoue was raised in regional Kanagawa, Japan, where he studied Shodō (traditional Japanese calligraphy). His grandfather, a Zen Monk, became a major influence on his philosophy and aesthetic vision. Upon moving to Tokyo, the energy of the city’s underground – jungle, hip-hop and most importantly, graffiti – played a major role in further shaping his aesthetic development.

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