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VNA - Very Nearly Almost #27

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162 pages
Edited by George Macdonald
Language: English
Issue 27

Very Nearly Almost is a UK-based independent magazine printed quarterly which features interviews with some of the world’s best urban artists, illustrators and photographers. Launched in 2006, VNA tracks everything from the wheatpastes, paint and stencils out there on the streets through to gallery shows and events that bring together artists from around the world.
Issue 27 sees us get some down time with Aryz (pronounced ‘Arriz,’ for the record) – one of the youngest, most talented large-scale mural painters of his generation. He’s a total monster when it comes to the sheer size of his work, so we were stupidly excited when he agreed to do a cover feature.
We have plenty more visual stimulation from Stendec in the form of a photo feature, while Chasing Ghosts open up the doors to Israel in pictures from their recent visit to check out the Israeli art scene. We then duck over to Culver City to chat gallery talk with Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace.
Catching the crest of the wave with Kozyndan, we go between the sheets to talk about their rampant rabbits and spend some time with West Coast USA-based artist, Skinner, to discuss Mastodon album covers and hallucinogenics.
We get a minute with the Broken Fingaz crew to chat about skeleton porn, and the king of New York calligraphy, Faust, to uncover whether he really did a deal with the Devil to get this good. Added to all of this, we have some amazing linear skate-style art from Don Pendleton, cute illustrations by Koralie, and more huge walls from Aussie muralist, Adnate. To top it all off, we put our heads together with the guys behind international mural festival, POW! WOW! and revisit one of our favourite artists, Will Barras, as we go Diggin’ in the Crates to get a retrospective of his work over the years.
Photo features focus on London, Israel and Sheffield, with contributions from NoLionsInEngland, Claude Crommelin, Mark Rigney, Chasing Ghosts and Birdman. With cover shots from the talented photographer Alex Fakso, we’ve got it all wrapped up.
Contents: Kozyndan, Adnate, Faust, Will Barras, Stendec, Pow! Pow!, Don Pendleton, Aryz, Koralie, BrokenFinger, Skinner, Thinkspace, London, Sheffiel, Israel B.