The Hepatitis C Trust’s Art on a Postcard is back for its second year at Moniker with postcards and customised car bonnets. The Postcard Lottery was a huge hit at last year’s Moniker Art Fair and sold out before the end. The lottery gives visitors the chance to own an original artwork by one of the many world renowned artists involved. By purchasing a £50 lottery ticket you are guaranteed to win a postcard size work of art from the likes of Paul Insect, Pure Evil, Eelus, Harland Miller, Peter Blake, Ally McIntyre, Brad Downey, Zsofia Schweger, and Rugman.
as part of the Late Shows programming which channels over 10,000 people around the cities cultures traps, galleries, and museums. It’s this engine upon which we build ‘The Saint’. A dedicated body of work within the iconic landmark that is St Nicholas’ Cathedral here in the centre of Newcastle. We are presenting a hand full of our favourite artists, original work, selected pieces from our archive and commissioned photography. With specifically constructed scaffolding we will rig the work with bespoke lighting to great affect. Accompanying the beautiful works on display will be a line-up of specifically curated local music makers, live acoustic sets, and angelic additions.
The space is truly magical, so many break off areas, nooks, and crannies.
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As we’re recovering from necking Sailor Jerry’s til stupid o’clock this morning, we’d just like to say a massive thanks to everyone for turning out to the launch last night.
Special shouts to Faile for their hard work and support, as well as all the people that came through.
More jump off after the jump off!
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Very Nearly Almost is here with its twenty-third issue, bursting full of interviews with some of the most talented artists from around the world. This issue features the prolific duo FAILE on the cover, artists whose unique compositions of retro pop imagery, patterns and type have had a huge impact both on the streets and in galleries. Despite having their hands full with several large-scale projects, they still found time to invite VNA to their Brooklyn studio to chat about about their latest work, including their critically acclaimed collaboration with the New York City Ballet.
VNA 23 doesn’t stop there in terms of NYC tastiness, also featuring the work of American design duo Morning Breath, who create retro-influenced illustration, as well as skate-mad character king Michael Sieben. We’re also lucky enough to feature some great graffiti in this issue, from London-based Vibes and international men of mystery Days & Peque, who ended up interviewing one another. Eager to cover the best of what we have to offer in Britain, we caught up with stencil legend Eelus, whose love for Star Wars and sci-fi propelled him to the forefront of the street art revolution, as well as speaking to chromatic image creator Tom French about his cowboys and skulls, plus a catch-up with Newcastle veterans Prefab77. We also spoke to Berlin-based street art twosome PeachBeach, colourful illustrator Hedof, hailing from a quiet Netherlands town, and Aussie Aeon, who regales us with tales of his recent, often dangerous, South American travels. Just when you thought we couldn’t cram anymore great artists into this issue, we’ve also got illustrator Moose & Yeti, whose Asian-inspired works have been causing ripples in the art world and large-scale muralist Agostino Iacurci who never fails to impress with his big, bold pieces. You’ll also find a street section jam-packed full of images from London, San Diego and finally Istanbul, which we took whilst attending the brilliant Burning Ink event, as well as products from Urban Industry and a great little selection of the latest art-related books.
VNA 23 is available with two alternative covers; one available through our network of stockists and the other is exclusive to subscribers and available to order now.
Orders placed on 18/7 will be shipped on Monday 22/7, as we have a new postage system in place and are ironing out some teething problems. Apologies for the delay but this new system will soon deliver significant savings on postage costs to you guys.
As always there is a screen-printed edition of the magazine, but this time round they will be hand screen-printed by FAILE in their Brooklyn studio. To celebrate this, we will be launching the magazine in both New York and London. The limited edition copies will be split equally between both events and another 50 will be available through an online lottery, with all proceeds going to charity.
Stay tuned for more details about how to enter the lottery, as things will be done a little differently this time round.
Details of the London launch released soon, but cancel all your other plans for 8th August.
Check it… When we re asked to curate a group print show with Lacoste L!VE, we decided to not just leave it at that, we decided to put together a tasty little zine too. This zine is FREE and only available at the Lacoste L!VE store (13 Newburgh Street, London, W1f 7RS) featuring artwork by A.CE, Remi Rough, Eelus, The Toasters and more… Plus…
You could be in with a chance to win an Eelus “Nesting” print! There are also 2 runners up prizes to be won of £100 spending voucher in the new Lacoste L!VE store.
So whilst you are out and about doing your Christmas shopping this weekend, drop into the Lacoste L!VE store and pick up the flyer and fill in the form on the back, which looks a little like this…
and hand it over to a member of staff in the store. Do it… Do it.
Great night last night. Cheers to everyone who came out and braved the weather and travel chaos. The show runs the entire length of December, so go check it out…
These pics are by the wonderful Butterfly…
More pics, this time from Chasing Ghosts…
More from Chasing Ghosts here…
Thanks to everyone involved in the show. Lacoste, Protein, Kopparberg and all the artists.
Exciting news just in… We got together with Lacoste L!VE to put on a print show with a few of our artist friends…
We are pretty chuffed with this. Its the first group exhibition we have “curated” I guess you could say. Its a stella line up of artists from the world of graffiti, street art and illustration and should be a jolly fun evening.
To go with the exhibition VNA also put together a zine featuring work by all the artists involved and that will be FREE and available throught the whole of the exhibition.
There will also be a competition to win an Eelus print, so it will be worth checking out for sure.
Come along on the 1st of December for drinks, music and art at 13 Newburgh Street W1F 7RS.
So I have been following whats been going on on twitter for the last couple of weeks, but til now hadnt had a decent look at the Wide Open Walls website. It looks like an amazing project to be involved in, so well done to all those involved including Eelus, Mysterious Al, Logan Hicks, Xenz and Lucy McLauchlan. Some flicks by Ian Cox from WallKandy who whent along to document the whole thing…
Basically 8 artists flew out to The Gambia for an art safari with 1000 tins of paint and 2 weeks to cover the place in some top notch art. Good stuff.
Peep the website for more… wideopenwalls.wordpress.com/
Checking out Eelus‘s photos from New York City made me realise how much I love that place. Im booking a weekend over there very soon I can tell you! How sick is this shot?…
Love it. More like this over on Eelus’s Flickr.