Thanks to MTN Australia for the paint and support!
Fresh off the plane from New York we are hyped and ready for the London launch on Thursday at Lazarides, Rathbone Place. We will be selling 75 copies of the magazine with a silk-screened cover, hand printed and signed by FAILE for £40, as well as regular copies of the mag for £5.99.
Doors open at 6pm, but arrive early to avoid disappointment!
There is another 50 of these available to purchase for those unable to attend the launches, please email LTD@verynearlyalmost.com before 6pm on 8th August. Winners will be contacted on 14th August and all replies and payments must be received within 24 hours of contact.
VNA will be moving headquarters in the next few weeks so we’ve done a big clear out and are offering you, the VNA readers, some big discounts of back issues of the magazine, t-shirts, keyrings and stickers.
Issue 17, 18 & 19 are now £2.99 down from £5
Issue 20 & 21 are now £4.99 down from £5.99
Lamp-post tee now £9.99 down from £15
Dapper to Death tee now £17.99 down from £24.99
Johnny Crap tee now £17.99 down from £24.99
Keyrings now £2 from £3
Stickers now £1 from £2
We had a great time launching issue 22 of VNA on Thursday at The Outsiders Gallery, a huge thank you to everyone who came down grabbed a mag, drank plenty of Desperados and provided good company. Big thanks to the extended VNA crew for all their help, and to the Lazarides team, especially Alex Smith for organising it all and then of course we must thanks our drinks sponsor for the event… Desperados for keeping our thirst quenched and our evening merry. This is how it went down…
For those of you who dont know, the Burning Ink events are a chance to buy a piece of original artwork, have it tattoo’d on your skin before the art is burnt and destroyed leaving only the tattoo as the only record of the artwork. Its a great concept that has now happened in various cities across the world including London, Paris andNew York…
This show in Istanbul pulled in some top artists from all over the world…
Just so you know…
More information soon…
Our favourite pop-bashing Aussie artist, Ben Frost, launches his latest solo show, The Perfect Drug, in Singapore.
In an exploration of social obsessions and relationships with mass-consumerism, Frost questions products we’ve grown up loving, whilst harbouring addictions for.
Painting directly onto fast food and pharmaceutical packaging, Frost plays with themes of sex, drugs and the darker side of popular culture.
The show runs from 22nd Feb – 18th March 2013 at Kult Gallery, Emily Hill, Blk C2-5, 11 Upper Wilkie Rd, Singapore 228120
What a great event this year… The Moniker Art Fair 2012 not only was the venue for the VNA issue 20 launch party, but also a very impressive art fair featuring the likes of Ludo, Remi Rough, Hush, Pam Glew and many more. Check out the following video shot by Boxfresh for a little recap….
We are big fans of the online magazine Knock Knock, so when we where asked to do an interview in issue 3 we had to get involved. heres the piece on us…
And here is the new issue including features on Sean Morris, Phibs, Beastman, C215 and much more…
So-Cal skate company, Gravis, is hosting a photo exhibition and skate contest in Antwerp. We wouldn’t normally blog anything this heavily branded, unless it was a VNA collab, but Gravis are pretty legit and this looks kinda exciting.
Creative Departures is about exploring through travel, skating, art, music, culture and cuisine. Represented through a series of videos, it is a collective interpretation of their travels and the inspirations they draw from them.
Featuring work by creative Gravis team riders and affiliates, the pop-up exhibit will showcase artists and photographers Arto Saari, Mark Oblow, Danny Fuller, Ryan Allan, George Thompson, Taylor Dunfee, Dan Funderburgh, Russell Houghten, Kassia Meador, Davy Van Laere, Miika Saksi and Stijn Claikens.
For more info, visit www.gravisfootwear.com.