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VNA 32 is here!

VNA 32 is hot off the press!


Our much-celebrated cover is from Japanese-American artist Audrey Kawasaki. A firm favourite of ours for a long time, she blends together a beautiful mix of delicate female forms with a dark manga influence. Incorporating Art Nouveau-inspired pattern work, wood grain and soft colours with subtly tortuous and erotic undertones her exotic hyperrealism is otherworldly.


This issue’s Diggin’ In The Crates sees the return of the hugely talented Jeff Soto to give us the rundown on some of the highlights of his extensive career and some of the directions he has explored over the course of his professional life.


Cute French couple Ella & Pitr give us a glimpse of their amazing partnership of eight years, showing how they double up on their creativity, travelling worldwide to paint while still holding it down as parents.


Dipping deep into the Antipodean pond, we look at the amazing, huge murals of Aussie, Fintan Magee and look through the refined lens of Nicole Reed’s camera. While we’re out that way we also hunker down with New Zealander Askew to chat about Pacific Island life and world politics.


Our main men in London, photographers Claude Crommelin, Mark Rigney of Hookedblog, NoLionsInEngland, and Paul Gray stomp the streets of London to find the finest examples of art in the streets, while Paul Green covers the Bristol scene to shine a light on the West Country.


The regular Instagram feature throws a spotlight on the slick snaps of Australian photographer, p1xels, with a nice mix of urban exploring, graffiti, architecture, inside and outside art and street scenes.


Mr Penfold holds it down for the UK, with his cartoon-style and colours as he gains confidence in his abstract illustrations. Also from the UK, we have fine pencil work from Steph Morris, getting freaky over sneakers as she shares her obsession.


Repping it hard for the girls, Polish painter Natalia Rak demonstrates her enviable skills across multiple mediums, from canvas to concrete.


We go through the looking glass to view art from the other side with Patrick Hull of Chicago-based Vertical Gallery in our Gallery Talk feature. Staying in the US, we also have man of the land, Spencer Keeton Cunningham, with his blend of skate styles and doodled motifs. And last but not least, heading further north, we check in with Canadian Sandra Chevrier and her awesome mix of comic book and photorealistic portraiture.


All in, there’s plenty to shout about and more than enough to fill the pages of our bigger-sized pages. Get yours online and in store now.



We Create Live is an on-going series of events that host some of the UK’s most talented artists, showcasing their skills live for the audience to enjoy.

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The next We Create Live event will be held at Kachette, East London, on Wednesday 11th November from 7pm till midnight. Painting live on the night will be:

Miss Led, Kid Acne, Mr Jago, China Mike, O.Two, Florence Blanchard and Ryan Kai

Entry is FREE but strictly limited to guest-list only. Get your free tickets and place on the guest list at www.liquitex.com/wecreatelive

Kachette, 347 Old Street, London, EC1V 9LP

Remi Rough – HOME – Q&A

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If you missed Remi Rough at the show opening there’s another chance to see the artist at Scream London with an exhibition Q&A next Thursday 22nd from 6pm – 8pm. Remi will be introduced by fellow artist and producer for Agents Of Change, TIMID who will be directing questions and discussion about HOME, the development of Remi’s abstract painting and influences past and present.

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There will also be the chance for you to put your own questions to Remi – either directly on the evening or in advance via Scream – via email or social media channels

Spaces are limited so please RSVP to ruth@screameditions.com if you are planning to attend.

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Mr. Jago – NIL – Interview

Mr. Jago is a veteran of the contemporary art scene. Often thrown into the catch-all street art category, his work transcends the boundaries of urban art and is more at home in the galleries and museums of the world than the back alleys of his current hometown of Bristol. His latest exhibition, NIL, opens Thursday 22nd October at Unit London.

Mr. Jago’s compositions have progressed dramatically from his character-based illustration to become some of the world’s most defining impressionist artwork. Experimenting with acrylics and oils, his work questions the duality of existence and the environmental impact of the human species.

Mr Jago in his Bristol studio ©Tim Crawley (24)

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Steve Cross x VNA x Aisle6ix

Steve Cross is a world class artist based in Melbourne – he is a drawer, sketcher, painter, tattoo artist, muralist and illustrator amongst other things… VNA teamed up with him to create this awesome 6-colour screen-printed t-shirt, produced by Aisle6ix Industries in Sydney.

This process video was put together by the legends from Paste Studios, it’s how the printing for 6 colour spot process T-shirts we printed for VNA Magazine x Steve Cross Collaboration went down.
Shouts to the Aisle6ix crew for all the hard work and Alex from Paste Studio’s for putting this video together.

Stay posted for the drop of these tees coming soon…



Lucy Sparrow – Madame Roxy’s Erotic Emporium


While London’s Soho undergoes sterilisation with strip clubs and sex shops being swept away in favour of trendy wine bars and hipster coffee shops, so Britain’s laws on pornography are also being cleansed, with the prohibition of the depiction of practices like face-sitting, female ejaculation and even whipping. Now British artist Lucy Sparrow is hitting back at the growing influence of the neo- Puritans and prudery with her latest show: a Soho sex shop created entirely from felt.

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VNA x CYRCLE Issue 31 Launch – Stolenspace

Come and join us for one last kick-on this summer as we round out the last of the sunshine at Stolenspace for the launch of the new, bigger, better VNA.


As always, we are making a limited edition boxset, this time CYRCLE have stepped the game up with an amazing edition, but to find out what’s included in the set, you’ll have to join us for beers, beats, BBQ and a few other surprises from the CYRCLE boys…

More info here

VNA 30 – Limited Edition – Futura Box Set


VNA 30 is here. This is a landmark issue with an extra special artist for the cover – a true godfather of graffiti, Futura, formerly known as Futura2000. He talks candidly about the stratospheric highs and crushing lows of his dramatic life and career to date.

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As always, VNA have produced a Limited Edition run of screen-printed magazines, lovingly prepared by our friends at White Duck Screen Print and this issue is no exception. Each boxset features Futura’s artwork screen-printed on the box and magazine cover and inside you’ll find included a set of four die-cut stickers and and an exclusive wooden model of Futura tag on Brooklyn Bridge.

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The box sets will be available to buy excusively at the London launch this Thursday 4th June from Great Eastern Bear, 8a Great Eastern St, Shoreditch, EC2A 3NT. We’ll have some complimentary beers from Brooklyn-based brewmasters, Sixpoint, as well as a few select paintings from some of the artists we know and love and some spicy snacks courtesy of Soffle’s Pitta Chips.

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As if all that wasn’t enough, D*face will be painting a billboard to guide you to the event space, supported by our friends at Ironlak and Chrome & Black, and local dancefloor destroyer, LOL Cool J will be spinning tunes to make you move to.

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JUSTKIDS – It’s Summer Time – Pop Up London

Our friends over at JUSTKIDS are holding a refreshing pop-up group show entitled “It’s Summer Time!” in East London.


Showcasing brand new exclusive works from both established artists and up-and-coming creative talent, the show shines a light on an eclectic panel of artists from diverse continents, all connected through their eye-catching and prolific street creations.

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Artists include: The Date Farmers (US), Ruben Sanchez (Spain), Ben Eine (UK), Ana Maria (US), Farid Rueda (Mexico), Fintan Magee (Australia), Lakwena (UK), Ella & Pitr (France), El Decertor (Peru) and Deih (Spain). JUSTKIDS are introducing new talents on the scene, as such, lots of these artists will be shown for the first time in Europe.

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The exhibition is curated by Charlotte Dutoit & Rom Levy and produced by JUSTKIDS.


Exhibition dates: Opening Thursday May 28th 6-9pm
May 29th – 31th, 2015 12p.m. to 6p.m.
16-18 Heneage Street, London E1 5LJ

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VNA 30 – Out Now

VNA 30 is here, a landmark issue for us, it deserved an extra special artist for the cover – no less than Leonard McGurr, aka Futura, the artist formerly known as Futura2000.


To get your copy – you can pick one up at your local independent newsagent, national WHSmith’s in the UK, Barnes & Noble stores in the US and of course, online here: www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-30


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