Friday, 18 April 2014

Off the Shelf


After a few months of not receiving a review copy of this fab local mag we have realised how much we really missed it. Finally Issue 25 of VNA slid through our letterbox and sat on the doormat demanding our attention. 'God we have missed you’ was our first thoughts as the crew mingled around to periosteum the ... issue... Over the shoulder of the lucky person who was thumbing through it first.

It is nice to see Swoon on the front cover, not only is she good looking lass but also a very talented, with her memorable and detailed paste-ups, as well as being renowned for her out spoke views on 'street art' and featured in numerous documentaries on the subject. 
The magazine itself has a slightly different feel to it, as well as a lot more pics and write ups, which can't be bad right... Defo not and after intently scrutinise every last millimetre, we have come to conclusion that this issue... Can't be missed!

So what we got inside:
 With 11 artists on the contents page and 3 cities to visit, it is proving to be a busy little mag. We scanned the contents list and recognised Kevin Lyons the design force behind some classic and sick Girl Skateboards designs.
Nick Sheeny with his muted shades and woodland creepers. We also picked up on an ace graff artist Dan Kitchener, who bombs on sides of ships and plans to project images onto the White Cliffs of Dover - big plans, let's hope he leaves more to be desired. And the extraordinary Japanese Female graffiti artist Shiro, who's easily recognisable busty girl characters bounce off the page ( another image at the end of her write-up would have finished off the view nicely by the way.) 

To end, Visits to the cities of London, Hong Kong and Lodz round off this Issue 25 Very, Nearly and Almost :)

Like we said Almost but not done yet -one last thing to do, let’s look inside...

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