VNA - Very Nearly Almost #34
Edited by George Macdonald
Publisher: Very Nearly Almost magazine
We best to mark this epic 10 year anniversary with the original queen of graffiti and street art documentary, of course: The legendary Martha Cooper, who alongside Henry Chalfant, captured the early graffiti scene on camera in New York in the ’70s and ’80s.
We have been gagging to have our Parisian friend Invader and he is describing some of the most important points in his artistic history to this day. Seen, ‘The God Father of graffiti’ has always been someone we have admired and respected. From painting subway cars in the 70’s and 80’s to an impressive tattoo and art career. This feature is long, long overdue. When looking at who to feature in the last 5 issues one name has continued to come up and that is James Jean. His silky mysterious images are mesmerising and we just had to get an interview in with this very in demand artist. Fafi is one of those street artists that helped kicked this whole art movement off. Her buxom, bodacious characters have graced walls and canvases for decades now. An instantly recognisable style that has withstood the test of time. We caught up with her in Berlin to get the lowdown on the story so far. Bringing it back to the UK, Dave White has always been a huge artist associated with sneaker culture and his representation of classic shoes. Since then he’s been on a personal evolution, with his unique paint splattered work extending to stunning representations of the natural world.
Kai & Sunny, SEEN, James Jean, Selina Miles, Ghostpatrol, Fafi, Dave White, Martha Cooper , Todd Francis, Usugrow, Invader, Urban Nation