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Show Recap: Prefab77

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A couple of weeks’ ago, the Prefab77 crew hit London with their first solo show in the big smoke. The show at Hoxton Gallery, presented by Breaks, drew a large crowd on a nice warm evening to view an pretty eclectic collection of works that spanned painting, screen printing, engraving and metal work.

It was brave move to not simply show their more ‘signature’ style (which I immediately associate with monochromatic, larger pieces in the street) but by and large it worked, particularly some of the pieces on wood. The signature style was still in evidence and any work that manges to reference AC/DC songs is always a good thing.

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Prefab77: First London solo show

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Newcastle-based  Prefab77 are hitting London this week with their first solo show in the city, ‘Damned If You Do, Bored If You Don’t’ at Hoxton Gallery. To mark the occasion the launch will have some mystery giveaways to the early birds through the door.

For the show, the collective, know for their large black and white pieces have expanded to mix traditional techniques such as screen printing, with laser engraving, CNC routing and metalwork. In their own words:

We want to explore the iconography and the power of the female form in traditional art, music and fashion, using our familiar ‘Groupies’. Throughout the ages portraits are used to reflect the subject but also the time period that the subject inhabits, with secret messages, religious affiliations and iconography woven into the piece. We want to take this forward and use the main figurative element reflect these messages into a powerful piece.”

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VNA NYC Launch – Issue 23 – Faile

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.

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Special shouts to Faile for their hard work and support, as well as all the people that came through.

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VNA Issue 23 is HERE!

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.

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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. 

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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.

Please join us to celebrate the launch of this issue in New York at:
ReedSpace, 151 Orchard Street, NY 10002 on 31st July from 6pm. 

Details of the London launch released soon, but cancel all your other plans for 8th August.

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Prefab77 Print Competition

I don’t know if anyone knows but there is something going on with the Queen this weekend in London; you probably haven’t noticed as there hasn’t been anything in the paper about it or on the news. Anyway Prefab77 have just released a new print to celebrate this occasion; it’s a limited edition five colour screen print entitled ‘Let it Reign’. It comes printed on Somerset 300gsm paper, signed and numbered with only 100 available! These kind fellas have offered YOU the chance to win one of these 100; and if you win you will even have the choice of colour. To be in with a chance of winning all you have to do is like this post on Facebook.