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ALL BIG LETTERS

Curated by Vandalog Editor-in-chief RJ Rushmore on the 50th anniversary of modern graffiti, ALL BIG LETTERS approaches the medium as fundamentally entangled with its tools. Investigating graffiti as a site of stylistic innovation where the sense of place, the excitement of sport, and the search for fame intersect, the exhibition considers primary yet lingering questions about the medium: Why does graffiti look like that, and why is it on my wall? ALL BIG LETTERS suggests that every aspect of graffiti can be understood as an effort to maximize reputation through novel uses of instruments and other innovations.

Video Produced by Peter English
Archival Video of Jordan Seiler by Aymann Ismail / Courtesy of Slate Magazine
Smart Fools Video by Smart Crew
Music by Watermark High

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Henrik Haven – Website Launch

“Whether it be climb, crawl, scrape, break the door down, or ask politely, Henrik does whatever it takes to get the best shots possible of his subjects. His determination is only equalled by his friendliness.” – Shepard Fairey, 2015

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A righteous accolade for one of the most intrepid cameramen we’ve met on our travels and one that heralds the launch of his new website… (Fanfare, drum roll, etc) Go check out Henrik’s shiny new page here:

www.henrikhaven.com

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Instagram: @henrik_haven

Henrik Haven contributes to:
Juxtapoz Magazine | VNA Magazine | Graffiti Art Magazine | Hi-Fructose Magazine | Complex | Brooklyn Street Art | Arrested Motion | Street Art News | Instagrafite | Upper Playground | POW! WOW! Hawaii | Slamxhype | Vandalog | Wide Walls | Street Art Europe | Graffiti Street | Fecal Face | Bitchslap Magazine | Le Petit Voyuer

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NUART PLUS Festival – Photo Round-Up

VNA were invited to check out NUART Festival in Norway, apart from being rainy and £10-a-beer expensive, it was also pretty good. These are some of the shots from Henrik Haven and Butterfly of what went on (mainly because they’re heaps better photographers than any of the VNA team)

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This years event featured a mostly Euro-centric line-up, including Andreco, Borondo, Fra.Biancoshock, Dotdotdot, Etam Cru, Icy & Sot, Levalet, Martin Whatson, Mathieu Tremblin, Strøk, Spy, Tilt, M-City, Maismenos and John Fekner, as well as a rad wonky Scandi-house collab from Liam Hayhow & Epifany.

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VNA NYC Launch 2.0

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.

RJ Rushmore – Viral Art

“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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