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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.

 

RJ Rushmore – Viral Art

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“What is more famous? Is it the Banksy stencil on the wall, or is it the photo of the Banksy stencil on the wall? The answer nowadays is the photo, obviously.” – Ian Strange, aka Kid Zoom.

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In the truly digital age we live in, the internet seems to hold the answer to all things, including publishing. Vandalog’s RJ Rushmore has released his first e-book, ‘Viral Art’, designed as an evolving, interactive publication that can be commented on and updated as it progresses, much in the same way as artwork in the streets evolves and conversations develop between writers and taggers on the walls.

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More than just a simple history of street art, this book tackles the subject of how communication and technology have developed in sync. The release covers a broad range of topics, including the increasing reliance we have on the internet, the ways in which technology has diminished the distance between artists and ideas, the adaptations and developments of the art-form and an exploration of what lies ahead for graffiti and street art.

Complete with a moving .GIF cover, you can read and download it here:

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Nico, Ox and SMC3 present: The Night

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‘The Night’ opens this Friday 13th December, featuring brand new work from Sydney-based artists, Ox, Nico and SMC3.

Opening night Friday the 13th 6pm – 10pm, the show runs until Sunday the 15th December.

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Antony Lister – Interview & Competition

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We caught up with Aussie artist, Antony Lister, prior to the launch of his new book for a chat about how fucked the world is right now. To celebrate, we’re offering a signed copy to the person who posts the best anti-war image on Instagram, with the tags #verynearlyalmost and #nowarlister. We’ll decide the winner on the 15th November.

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Time Wastes For Nobody – Ripo x She One x Pablo Aravenas

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Does what it says on the tin, but better – A short film by Pablo Aravena about painting letter and abstract graffiti in an abandoned factory near Barcelona

Music by Moonstarr – ‘Detriot’ – courtesy of Public Transit Recordings