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Buff Monster’s Friday Fives

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We got a little love from our favourite melty Metallica fan, Buff Monster on his round up over at restaurant review site, The Infatuation.

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Luke Cornish (E.L.K) x Will Coles – Into The Void

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Two of Australia’s biggest hitters, Will Coles – best known for his subversive sculptures, and Luke Cornish, aka E.L.K – famed for his photo-realistic stencil work – have come together to create a new show of epic proportions.

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The show opens at Art Equity in Sydney on the 29th May and runs until the 13th June.

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Snik, Now and Next

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Britain’s beloved stencil duo Snik struck Brick Lane last month with a triptych of stencils from Marc Laroche’s haunting photo-series, “hair”. The copper clad portraits can be caught on Hanbury Street in the beating heart of the London Shoreditch area.

So VNA’s Jodie got chatting with Nik, one half of the prolific double act, during a rare quiet moment nestled in a packed schedule of exhibitions, printmaking and painting, to try to find out a bit about what the past, present and future holds for the hardworking pair.

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ELLE x Martha Cooper – Unextinguished – Mecka Gallery

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Prolific NY-based street artist ELLE has a joint show with Martha Cooper opening at Mecka Gallery, Brooklyn, on Saturday 26th April. The show is a collaborative effort involving some rare, unusual photos from Martha, combined with some heavyweight, multi-disciplinary artwork from ELLE. Expect fire-extinguisher mayhem, screen-printed paper catwalk dresses and poignant pictures of kids playing in the streets. We caught up with ELLE to chat about her artwork, inspirations and that awkward moment when your arresting officer asks you out on a date.

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Trafačka Comes To Shoreditch

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The internationally recognised Praha based art collective, Trafačka, is coming to London in their Temple of Freedom exhibition on the 1st of May. Jodie visited their base earlier in the year and was hugely impressed by the level of creativity on show with every flat wall space covered with one design or another. After this it felt only right that we follow up the visit with an interview with their Artistic Manager and Producer, Blanka, and find out a little about the project and their coming show exhibition.

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Augustine Kofie x Moneyless – ASSIOMA

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With ASSIOMA Moneyless and Augustine Kofie meet at the Avantgarden Gallery to explore a new theory, finding together all the similarities and differences in their works, juxtaposing them. Moneyless takes care of building a solid foundation and Kofie begins a process of research combing Geometric and Hyperuranic Platonic perfection with the virus of reality. The work of Augustine Kofie therefore becomes one of the possible variables directly connected with Moneyless’ axiomatic purity.

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VNA NYC Launch 2.0

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So we had a little party in NYC last Thursday to celebrate the launch of Issue 25, with some limited edition, signed Swoon screen-printed copies of our latest lovely mag, with all profits from the sales going to Swoon’s Braddock Tiles project.

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Our friends at Supra Footwear let us use their awesome NYC store in Manhattan, on Prince and Bowery, just round the corner from Maya Hayuk’s latest New York wall. Big ups to Chris Vidal and the rest of the Supra team for helping make this happen.

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Sixpoint Brewery are bang into everything street-art and kindly gave us a load of their ‘Sweet Action’ Ale and ‘The Crisp’ Lager to keep everyone lubricated. It went down a storm and now we insist on Sixpoint beers wherever we go out drinking in NYC.

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We had Miranda Maxwell on the decks spinning some classic hip hop beats to keep everybody moving too, you can catch her pumping up the jam at heaps of spots all over NYC.

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A bunch of friends and family passed through, with everyone from Daze, Inkie, Expresso Bean Forum, Brooklyn Street Art, Jonathan Levine Gallery, Arrested Motion, Vandalog, Vexta, Icy and Sot and a whole host of fresh faces and fans.

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Picture credit: Leanna Valente of Art & Fashion Salon blog.

Daze – Studio Visit

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Chris ‘Daze’ Ellis is something of a legend. Part and parcel of the wave of graffiti that reached out to a million youths all over the world through the medium of graffiti magazines, movies and books, he’s one man that can certainly walk the wall-talk. There’s not many interviews with anyone that’s picked up a spray-can where we don’t talk about Style Wars and Subway Art, so here’s a few words from a true school, humble pioneer.

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VNA issue 25 launch party! This Thursday 13/2/14

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This Thursday see’s the launch of our 25th issue! We are having a little shindig at Far Rockaway Bar in London’s Shoreditch…

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As well as free beer and the chance to purchase our 25th issue we will also be selling a Limited edition VNA 25, with screen print artwork by Swoon, postcards and a screen printed envelope. These will be available from 6-9pm at the launch party. If you cannot make the launch party, enter the online lottery. Please email LTD@verynearlyalmost.com before 6pm on the 13th of February to register your interest.