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GCASFM – Book Fundraiser

GIVE CROHN’S A SLAP FROM ME (GCASFM) is a collaborative project founded by Matt
Strutt aka Cheffo31, to raise awareness of Crohn’s disease, with the help of some of the world’s most prolific graffiti artists, street artists and illustrators. Armed with a stack of 2000 USPS labels for artists to draw on, our aim is to turn these artistic interpretations of the title Give Crohn’s A Slap From Me, into a limited edition book
which will raise money for Crohn’s & Colitis UK. With new team members on board, designers Moose & Yeti, Andre Leitão and Joana Morgado, ex-VNA writer Ro Elfberg and media whizz Jack Shearring, the project is stronger than ever. Over 70 artists are now involved, we have a successful live art event under our belt and growing coverage of the project, we’re already slapping Crohn’s left, right and centre.. and we’ve only just begun.

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NEW VNA x DeeDeeKid x Dephect Tee

Some of our lucky subscribers recently received a rad new t-shirt in the post with their subscription package, designed by German illustrator and issue 20 featured artist DeeDeeKid.

This was produced with the help of our good friends over at Dephect Clothing and we are now very happy to release it in our online shop, in limited numbers from sizes small to extra-large.

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Grab yours here.

DeeDeeKid

We caught up with VNA issue 20 featured artist DeeDeeKid in his bedroom to find out a little bit more about the young artist.

At only 22 Niklas Coskan aka DeeDeeKid is still at an early stage of his career. Born in Herne, which is located in Germany’s former coal mining area the Ruhrpot, it is no wonder that one of his main topics is morbidity. His fresh, high quality output and the tremendous quantity at which he has delivered it in the last six years can only be explained by his young age – living his dream and having a lot of fun with it. A year ago DeeDeeKid moved to Berlin to study at the Berlin University of Arts and to work as a freelance illustrator and artist in this creative metropole.

You can read more from him in VNA issue 20.

Filmed by Editude Pictures.

VNA x DeeDeeKid from editude pictures on Vimeo.

VNA Issue 20 – Everything you need to know..

Very Nearly Almost is proud to release its twentieth issue. After six years and hundreds of artists featured, issue 20 is brought to you with an extra 32 pages, bigger and better than ever. This 164-page beast is brimming with features and beautiful images from some of the most talented artists in the world and the cover is graced by a living legend; the one and only Retna.

Producing some of the most visually stunning street art in recent history, Retna explains his signature style and the intricate processes behind his work. Not content with featuring one of the most exciting artists from across the pond we’ve also got interviews with the USA’s master of eco-surrealism painting Josh Keyes, the infamous skateboarding graffiti artist Neckface and the master of mystical worlds Greg Simkins.

No issue would be complete without an Australian artist and this time round we caught up with the man behind some of the most controversial pop-art and mash-up paintings, Ben Frost. But as usual we’ve also packed in some talented Brits in the forms of Guy Mckinley, with his anime-inspired characters and photographer Will Robson-Scott. Alongside them are chats with graffiti king Smash137 of Switzerland, street artists Ozmo and Above and German newcomer DeeDeeKid.

Alternative Covers & Limited Editions

To celebrate the release of this milestone issue, VNA 20 will be available with two alternative covers; one, gold, is exclusive to our web store and subscribers, while the other, black and white, will be available through our network of stockists. Pre-orders of the online copy will be available to buy from 11th October and will be sent out on 12th October.

As always there is a screen-printed edition of the magazine, with artwork designed by Retna, 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 screen printed magazines will be sent out at random to those purchasing copies of VNA 20 through our website.

To register your interest in the online lottery please send an email to LTD@verynearlyalmost.com – images of the limited edition coming soon.

Please join us at Moniker Art Fair at Village Underground on Friday 12th to celebrate the release of this issue.

Check out some of what VNA 20 has to offer..

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