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Cross Words

Steve Cross is a multi-talented artist, working across many mediums, including spraypaint, pencil and tattoos. Originally from Perth, Wild Western Australia, he now resides in Melbourne, where he co-runs Korpus Tattoo Studio. We caught up with the all-round b-boy for a chat about his murky past and inky fingers.

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Tell us about your studio, Korpus…

Korpus was founded in 2007, in Brunswick, Melbourne. My good friend, Brian Graydon, and I came up with the concept of an art studio that would also run as a tattoo studio. We figured that if we exposed new images, ideas and concepts to people, we’d break away from that clichéd idea of what a tattoo and a tattoo studio should be. We hoped customers would respond with more of an open mind, which, in turn, would expand the possibilities of what they would want, and what we could illustrate on them. To start with, it was tough, as, initially, we learnt how to tattoo for 12 years, but now we were thrown into the business side of things. Five years on, we have great artists working with us, and we’ve had some amazing people come through. All the people who work, or have worked, at Korpus have been artists that Brian and I have looked up to and wanted to either nurture or learn from.

More jump off after the jump off!
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Step into the VNA DeLorean

Over the past few years we’ve been lucky enough to travel round the world and meet some incredible artists and contributors to the scene, sometimes we even capture them on video. In a post reminiscent of a throw-back Thursday, but on a Friday, because we know that procrastinating is the name of the end-of-the-week game, we wanted to share with you some of our favourite videos of the last few years. A big thanks to Makesometea, The Baron, Joao Retorta & Charlie Inman for these.

Invader x VNA from Make Some Tea on Vimeo.

Retna VNA from The Baron on Vimeo.

Many more after the drop..
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See No Evil Book

If you missed out on this year’s See No Evil in Bristol, never fear, the photo book is here! If you did have the pleasure of attending, well now you can relive it all.

Thousands of images of one week, a huge number of artists and a derelict area of Bristol have now been edited down and assembled into a beautifully printed 192-page four-colour book published by EPM & Tangent Books. The book features photos from some of the top street art photographers including Ian Cox, Mark Chilvers & Charlie Skelton of a whole host of internationally recognised artists painting at See No Evil, such as Chu, Flying Fortress, Conor Harrington, Mr Jago, M-City, Nychos, Pixel Pancho, Roa & Sickboy amongst many others.

Available here for £20 this will no doubt make a great xmas gift for yourself or your street art loving buddy.

A few more images from the book
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Win Screen-Printed & Signed Back Issues of VNA

You’ve seen the special edition magazines we produce with each issue, you’ve yearned after them, you may even own some. But today we have created this one-off opportunity for you to get your hands on them again.

We’ve gathered together special editions from VNA issue 10, through to our most recent issue 18; which feature covers from D*FACE, INSA, ROA, EINE, SICKBOY, SHEPARD FAIREY, INVADER, THE LONDON POLICE & CONOR HARRINGTON. Oh and did we mention that they are all signed with the exception of D*Face & Roa?

There is even a super rare signed Shepard Fairey copy, which only a tiny handful of people who were given printers proofs own!

These nine screen-printed copies will be sent out at random to the next 90 people making purchases through our website. So that’s a 1 in 10 chance of receiving one in the post with your order! Madness we know. Please note this only applies to orders of £5 or over before p+p charges have been added. Good luck – once they’re gone, they’re gone, so make sure you act fast to be considered amongst that 90.

VNA 15 special edition, signed by Shepard Fairey.

Conor Harrington – behind the scenes with Viktor Vauthier

Check out a few behind the scenes snaps, of VNA18 cover artist, Conor Harrington’s latest amazing body of work.
Behind the scenes shots by the talented Viktor Vauthier. Check his site out for more nice pics…

Conor’s show ‘DEAD MEAT’ at Laz runs till the 14th of April. Check it out if you haven’t already…

And check out our shop for the latest issue with an in depth interview and Conor gracing the cover.

5 Golden Tickets

By now most of you will have had a chance to salivate over the beauty of VNA 18’s 5 colour screen print limited edition, designed by Conor Harrington. 80 of you will have been lucky enough to get your hands on one at our London launch, others may have won one through the online lottery, and some of you may even have stumbled upon one of the 50 that have been distributed to stockists.

There are now 5 of these badboys left and they have been placed at random amongst 100 regular copies in our office. Which means that 5 people out of our next 100 orders will be sent a limited edition instead of the standard issue.. which in turn means you’ve got a 1 in 20 chance of ripping open that envelope and jumping with joy around your house.

This only applies to orders which include a VNA 18. These screen printed and signed copies will not come with the postcards or envelope included in the original limited edition packs.

Good luck.

Willy Wonka and the rest of the VNA crew.

VNA 18 Special Edition by Conor Harrington

VNA 18 is fronted by the one and only Conor Harrington, and in true VNA style, as well as the regular copies of the magazine, there will also be a Special Edition of 150 with a screen printed cover and limited edition postcards.

It’s a five-colour screen-print based on Conor’s small paintings, known as ‘Studies’ or, as he likes to call them, ‘Morning Glories’. This edition will be signed by Conor Harrington….

As usual, 80 of these will be available exclusively at the London launch, 20 in our online lottery and 50 will be sent out surreptitiously to stockists around the world.

If you would like to enter the online lottery and be in with a chance of getting your hands on one of these, please email ltd@verynearlyalmost.com to register your interest. Any emails sent after 6pm on 15th March will not be counted.

Alternatively if you are in London then why not head down to our launch party at Lazarides Rathbone Place Gallery on 15th March; doors open at 6pm but arrive early to avoid disappointment.