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INSA January Giveaway Competition


January is notoriously a bit of a duff month in the Northern Hemisphere, it’s cold, everyone’s broke and you have to get back to the grind after an epic season of getting drunk off your face and pulling your work colleagues 3 nights a week.

So, to celebrate, INSA is offering creative people to win What better way to beat the January blues than with a MEGA AWESOME GIVEAWAY!!

INSA has put together a massive stack of rare and exclusive goodies, including:

– INSA x EVISU jeans
– INSA x MAKERS dress
– Hyper rare silk scarf
– Unreleased gold keyring
– ’Only GOD and YOU can Judge Me’ t-shirt
– Sold Out Hong Kong print
– Sold Out Fluro Heel print
– INSA x Warsteiner beer bottle
– Stickers

To win, simply create something inspired by INSA’s work, this could be a drawing, some baked goods, a tattoo of INSA’s face somewhere intimate, or even a blue movie. It’s entirely up to you. The more permanent, ridiculous and embarrassing, the better. For the record, and our own amusement, those are mostly our suggestions, not INSA’s.

You have until the end of January to enter – entries can be emailed to info@insaland.com, or posted on Instagram with the #INSA_GRAM

Go check out his blog for more info:


What do you know about "Sticker Phiends"?

I love a good exhibition about stickers. VNA caught up with MadOne (Founder and curator of Sticker Phiends) as the next exhibition gets closer and found out a bit more about these fairly annual exhibitions which attract big name artists such as Anthony Lister and Shepard Fairey to get involved.

How long have you been involved in street art/sticker art/urban art? 

I have actively been involved with this art form for almost 16 years now.

How did ‘Sticker Phiends’ come about?
Well I started traveling over to LosAngeles quit a bit at least a couple times a month viewing shows, hanging artwork and being apart of the LA arts community as much as possible due to the fact that Phoenix was lacking in it at the time. So shortly after coming back from a recent trip I was at my friends boutique/gallery downtown Phoenix one day and we just got to talking about more in depth about phoenix vs LA art scene and the amount of quality shows and artists LA has. So he said to me why don’t you put together a show here and we will open it on a first friday. So that I did, it all manifested in April of 2007. I started hitting up some of my friends and other artists I’ve shown with throughout the U.S. and a few beyond inviting them to take part in the show I was putting together featuring stickers,adhesive art and posters. So my homie Sike’/One Son and I came up with the name one night as to what it should be called originally it was spelled “Sticker Fiends”, but I had to mix it up and throw a “PH” on it to somewhat represent Phoenix. Five years later the show has opened in Portland,Oregon in April and now will be traveling down to it’s home base in Phoenix,AZ for the 5.2 edition. No regrets!!!!
How do you pick which artists are involved in the shows you put on?
Well the first year was somewhat invites and partially open call only through specific people/posters on the web. Over the years the show has had such a great success on numerous levels I have had to do invites only and really get the artists people love to see on the streets and in the galleries as well, making it a win-win mix. Just to name a few artists involved in the past few shows are Obey, BigFoot1, Anthony Lister, Cope2, Slick, London Police, and MANY OTHERS!! Thanks to everyone who has ever been involved with this show. 

New Orleans: Before I Die project

With all the current troubles in the world it’s reassuring to see people still fighting the good fight in areas still recoving from natural disasters, in this case New Orleans. A local artist and urban planner, Candy Chang, decided that rather than look upon the same delapidated house in her neighbourhood, an installation piece offering ideas of hope and change could make a positive difference.

Here residents can fill in the blank and remember what is important to them in life. Candy says “It’s also about turning a neglected space into a constructive one where we can learn the hopes and aspirations of the people around us.”

To read more about this great project see Candy’s blog here: http://candychang.com/before-i-die-in-nola/

VNA 14 Sickboy Special Editions…

Check it… this what you get for your £20.00…

Wait… £20? Yes, due to the increase in costs of putting together these “Special Editions” the price has increased slightly to £20.00

Oh yeah, the envelopes are part of a big piece by Sickboy “SAVE THE YOUTH SICKBOY”

Check out the different signiture variations…

See you at the launch. Or if your interested in a Special Edition but cant make the launch. Please email ltd@verynearlyalmost.com

Free beer, stickers, Jager and double taping Burger King. VNA does Berlin!

So, Berlin took its toll, we returned pretty broken men from 2 days of hard work and hard play. We met some awesome new people and caught up with our old buddies at Lacoste, Addict, New Era, Obey and a few other spots. Sadly, we missed the Overkill guys and a couple other peeps, but it’s only a 90-minute flight, which is less than it takes to get from one side of London to the other, most days, so we’re well on getting back there for BBB in the summer…

We rolled out in style, hitting the star-studded heights of Luton airport and tucking straight into a round of Stella’s (and a latte for the lady), lads on tour style. Taking the S-Bahn in from the airport, we failed miserably to get any shots of the trackside graffiti as thy flashed by, but it looked like they got hit pretty hard. We stepped it up and slammed through Bright tradeshow, making some wicked new links and a couple of potential collabos – hush hush for now, but watch this space!

That evening saw us shred through some sick parties, including the Marshall Headphones party, WESC, the Marshall Headphones party, Nike SB and then back to the Marshall Headphones party before getting ruined at the Supreme Being party… The homemade jagerbombs on the way probably didn’t endear us to anyone at the bashes, but it sure did keep ze German cold out and made us capable of eating enormous amounts of fast food, including a double tap on Burger King. So, so, so many shades of wrong.

Friday saw a re-visit to Bright to catch some links we missed, then a schlep across town to Bread & Butter. Thankfully it was the last day and not as hectic as earlier in the week, so we rinsed through the place, picking up some dining tips for the night from the Addict boys, some New Era caps and some tasty iPhone cases from the Incase guys.

A quick nap back at the hotel was our last stop before hitting up Mssr Vuongs for the most baddass Vietnamese in town. After dinner, we took a quick recreational and soaked up some of the street art. Some big plays from TCK and Merek on the street and literally not a block went by without obscene amounts of tags plastered all over the walls. Finishing off the evening at the Bright closing party, leaving before we got kicked out.

Amazingly Big Balls made it out with all his fingers intact. Somehow. Still, there’s always summer…

Some more flicks after the jump…

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