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‘SOFT’ – Curated by Sean Morris and Michael C Hsiung

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Curated by Sean Morris and Michael C Hsiung, “SOFT” is a 100% woven group show featuring Skinner, Mike Giant, Essy May, Lauren YS, Tina Lugo, Broken Fingaz, Alexander Heir, Travis Millard, Georgia Hill, Kristina Collantes, Hannah Stouffer, David Cook, Heather Benjamin, Luke Pelletier, Nathan Alexis Brown, Maddy Young, Austin England, Dale Dreiling, Sean Morris, Sheryo & The Yok, Marigold Santos, James Jirat Patradoon, We Buy Your Kids, Bene Rohlmann, Michelle Blade, Chris Yee and French.

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Thirty Years of the Screaming Hand: A tribute to the artist Jim Phillips

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In 1985, in a small art studio on the Eastside of Santa Cruz, CA, Jim Phillips Sr. was creating images that unbeknownst to him would affect generations of artists and skateboarders to come. Of all of the iconic imagery that Jim has created; the Screaming Hand logo has stood the test of time. Thirty years after its inception, the Screaming Hand still remains an unmistakable symbol of youth and skateboard culture.

In honor of Jim Phillips Sr. and the Screaming Hand logo, 48 of the world’s most influential artists of the
past 30 years have been invited to interpret and pay homage to this iconic image. Each artist’s interpretation of “The Hand” will be on display.

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VNA 28 Limited Edition Mike Giant ON SALE!

The long awaited Limited Edition issue 28 box set is now up for sale on our web store, with worldwide shipping… Get yours before they disappear!

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www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/mike-giant-ltd-edition-vna-28

VNA 28 Launch – Nelly Duff

Big thanks to everyone who came down to support the launch the other day! Special thanks to the Nelly Duff guys for hosting, REBEL8 and Out Of Step for the goodies and Sixpoint Brewery for the delicious beer. We were supposed to have some 1XRUN x Mike Giant prints but the UK customs guys made us wait, so we’ll be running a competition for those soon, stay tuned…

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VNA 28 LTD EDITION LAUNCH

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Very Nearly Almost Magazine launches the VNA 28 Limited Edition, featuring a screenprinted box set from Rebel8’s head clothing designer, Mike Giant. The regular cover features an iconic shot of Giant by Melbourne-based photographer, Nicole Reed.

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The issue drops at Nelly Duff Gallery on Columbia Rd, East London, from 6-9pm, with free beers from Sixpoint Brewery, clothing giveaways from REBEL8 / Out Of Step and prints from 1XRUN.

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VNA 28 – Mike Giant

It was hard to choose just one standout artist from the people we’ve covered in this issue, but Mike Giant ultimately took the vote with his monochrome illustrations and tattoo-inspired scribblings. With his much-imitated, but never-bettered style, it’s an honour to have the iconic REBEL8 designer on our cover, shot by talented Aussie photographer, Nicole Reed.

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We’ve also taken a look at INSA’s career to date, from his childhood bedroom posters to his very latest app release – a neat little piece of tricknology by the name of ‘GIF-ITI’…

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Alongside this welcome blast from the past, we bring you a world first: an interview with the entire Da Mental Vaporz crew. We gathered the talented crew members to discuss their intricate and entertaining patchworks, what’s kept them going for over a decade and who among them is best equipped to survive the inevitable zombie uprising.

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Also featuring exclusive interviews with NUNCA, DAN HILLIER, SMUG, NICK WALKER, ALEXANDER MITCHELL/BACKWOODS, CHAD MUSKA, 1UP CREW AND INTI…

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And for those of you who skip straight to the pics of cool stuff on walls without words in the way, this issue’s worldwide photo coverage stretches from London to Taiwan via Sydney.

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To order your copy online, go to our webstore:

www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop/vna-issue-28-pre-orders

Vivid Sydney – T-World, Joshy D, Mike Giant

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Joshy D and global art icon Mike Giant are collaborators and the founders of streetwear brand REBEL8, t-world has joined forces with Vivid Sydney to present a talk on how one of the world’s biggest youth brands maintains street cred while building a hugely successful business.

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MAN UP

One of our favourite Aussie girls, Deb, is putting on a monochromatic melee of art in the name of Prostate Cancer awareness. MAN UP is a show featuring all-male artists from across the globe, all artwork is up for sale, with 100% of the proceeds going towards the Cancer Council’s work on research, prevention and treatment of Prostate Cancer.

The exhibition features work from:

Eyez (USA) | Ghost Cave (USA) | Greg Mike (USA) | Jim Houser (USA) | Mark Bode (USA) Mear One (USA) | Mike Giant (USA) | Mike C (HIT+RUN CREW) (USA) | Nathan Parker (UK) | Phill Blake (UK) | Vyal Reyes (USA) Alex Lehours | Ben Bigeni | Ben Brown | Ben Frost | Dale Bigeni Damien Matter |Danny Young | Dboe | Edward Woodley | Faz | Jacob Morley | Jumbo | Justin Feuerring | Ken Taylor | Luke Shirlaw | Mark Douglas | Martin E Wills | Matthew Gordon | Michael Fikaris | Monkey | Onshow | Paris | Pilfer | RJ Williams | Sarris | Shane Kenning | Shida Steen Jones Sprinkles | Stabs | Teem | and more…

Doors Open: 6pm 11th October, aMBUSH Gallery.

Show continues: 12th Oct – 14th Oct 12-4pm.

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MAN UP is a part of DEB’S 16 week intensive fundraising efforts for PROSTATE CANCER follow her here: www.facebook.com/IHEARTDEB

Donate here: vic.cancercouncilfundraising.org.au/abcdeb

Kingbrown Magazine

The new issue of Kingbrown Magazine has just come out – it’s AWESOME. And it comes with a pop out cardboard mini skateboard which is easily the coolest thing I’ve seen in a long time.

We are lucky enough to have an extra copy of the magazine, complete with mini-skateboard insert with custom designed artwork by Morning Breath Studio, plus Grotesk outdoor vinyl skull sticker.. all sealed in the brown bag and ready for one of you lucky people to rip open in delight.

The magazine is co-curated by Morning Breath Studio, featuring artists:
Mike Giant (brown bag), Grotesk (cover), Andy Jenkins, Jay Howell, Dave Kinsey, Kevin Lyons, Greg Lamarche, Tommy Guerrero, Cycle, Pontus Alv, Razauno, Stefan Marx, Steve Gourlay, Zach Malfa-Kowalski and Ben Horton.

112 pages of pure full colour beauty!

To get your hands on one of these just answer this super simple question:
What issue number of Kingbrown is their latest, the one we are giving away?
Email your answers to Ro@verynearlyalmost.com with the subject KINGBROWN before Friday 10th August to be in with a chance of winning.

Good luck!