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POW! WOW! Hawaii 2017 Photo Round Up

After touring globe and beautifying the streets of eight different cities, contemporary art initiative POW! WOW! returned to its hometown in Oahu, Hawaii for its 2017 festivities. Taking place between February 11th and the 18th, artists headed over to the Kaka’ako neighbourhood to create a bunch of new murals and installations. As much as the festival is about art, it’s also about music, community and culture.

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These images tell the story of the island life behind the murals, as well as showing some of the brightest and best artistic talent out there right now. Some images are from a trip to Papahana Kuaola, a non-profit organization in Waipao that provides aina based learning experiences focused on connecting the area’s past with a sustainable future.

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Artists from overseas this year included: Careaux, Cinta Vidal, Dan Witz, Defer, The Draculas, Drew Merritt, Evoca, Glazed Paradise, James Jean, Joram Roukes, Kevin Lyons, Maya Hayuk, Michelle Tanguay, Mr. Jago, Oakoak, OG Slick, Ouizi, PichiAvo, Shok-1, Tara McPherson, Tavar Zawacki (Above), Telmo Miel and Woes, alongside local Hawaiian artists Beak, Ckaweeks, Dak1ne, Devour, Gavin Murai, Hoven, Jasper Wong, Jeffrey Gress, Kai Kaulukukui, Kamea Hadar, Kaplan Bunce, Katch, Lucky Olelo, Maek, Mason Rose, Mung Monster, Ran Noveck, Prime, Puff, Rolando Venegas, Solomon Enos, Soker, Uglykids, Whomu and Wooden Wave.

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Murals In The Market 2016

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Last year we were lucky enough to be invited out to 1xRUN’s Murals in the Market in Detroit. The event was surprising in so many ways, from the time taken by the team to show us what the city was really about – the once-indomitable motoring capital of the USA, with a thriving industry that birthed a lot of modern Capitalist structure, that has since come back from being slammed into depression and decay – to the amount of heart and community that the organisers put into it. With barber-chair artist chats, a roster of local events and genuine support for the artists and workers involved in the festival and beyond, one message was clear, Detroit got soul.

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VNA Christmas Gift Guide Part 4

Part 4 of our amazing Christmas gift guides is here like a much skinnier, better version of Santa. Loads of great bits to buy for your loved ones, or get them something rubbish and treat yourself…

We won’t tell, but in your heart you’ll know you deserved it more than they did.

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1 – Stance – Blue Dasher Sock – stance.com
2 – Quiksilver – Blue Striped Beanie – quiksilver.co.uk
3 – Uri Minkoff – Leather Jerry Pouch – uriminkoff.com
4 – Brooks England – Femto Bike Lights – brooksengland.com
5 – Brooks England – MT10 Bike Multi Tool – brooksengland.com
6 – Brooks England – Femto Bike Lights – brooksengland.com
7 – Ella & Pitr – Baiser D’Encre Book – superbalais.bigcartel.com
8 – Happy Plugs – In-ear Camo Headphones – happyplugs.com
9 – DC x Kevin Lyons – Kids Snowboard Gloves – dcshoes.com
10 – VNA x CYRCLE – VNA 32 Ltd Edition – verynearlyalmost.com

Also, keep an eye out for our latest Limited Edition, featuring Audrey Kawasaki, dropping soon…

POW! WOW! Hawaii 2015 Video Recap

The hardworking crew behind POW! WOW! Hawaii just wrapped up their official recap video for this years event. Showing on wall and behind the walls action by the participating artists, this video captures the essence of this world wide famous festival and its unique vibe. Shot from the ground, cherry pickers and drones, the flick gives an unique chance to see artists such as Doze Green, Strok, Natalia Rak, Case Maclaim, Hot Tea, Fafi, Kevin Lyons and many more, getting their work done under the tropical sun. With artists like Olek, Maya Hayuk or Tristan Eaton talking about their personal experiences and the distinctive atmosphere they experienced during their stay in the paradise, this video is great way to round up another successful edition and start warming up for the next years event.

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VNA – Issue 25!

So, we’ve hit the quarter century! The UK’s premier international street art and graffiti culture magazine, has hit a landmark 25 issues and we’re asking you to join us in celebrating how far we’ve come as an independent documentary of the scene.

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Starting in 2006 as an independent black & white zine, VNA has grown to a full-colour institution. Receiving love and support the world over from artists, galleries and fans alike, this is our biggest, most jam-packed issue to date.

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