Meggs, and his Everfresh Crew, haven’t sat on their laurels in 2012. Back in June, we noted an impressive showing in Hong Kong and terrific work at Pow Wow in Hawaii. Meggs has since shown at San Francisco’s White Walls and rounded out the year crushing it down in Miami.
A traveling man, this Australian graffiti writer hasn’t stopped pushing since January 1, 2012. Shout outs are due to Rone and Phibs too.
The always amazing VNA mag has just dropped their 19th issue- check it out:
After six years and hundreds of artists featured, issue 20 is brought to you with an extra 32 pages, bigger and better than ever. This 164-page beast is brimming with features and beautiful images from some of the most talented artists in the world and the cover is graced by a living legend; the one and only Retna.
Producing some of the most visually stunning street art in recent history, Retna explains his signature style and the intricate processes behind his work. Not content with featuring one of the most exciting artists from across the pond we’ve also got interviews with the USA’s master of eco-surrealism painting Josh Keyes, the infamous skateboarding graffiti artist Neckface and the master of mystical worlds Greg Simkins.
No issue would be complete without an Australian artist and this time round we caught up with the man behind some of the most controversial pop-art and mash-up paintings, Ben Frost. But as usual we’ve also packed in some talented Brits in the forms of Guy Mckinley, with his anime-inspired characters and photographer Will Robson-Scott. Alongside them are chats with graffiti king Smash137 of Switzerland, street artists Ozmo and Above and German newcomer DeeDeeKid.
To celebrate the release of this milestone issue, VNA 20 will be available with two alternative covers; one is exclusive to our web store www.verynearlyalmost.com/shop
ISSUE 19 & SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGES NOW AVAILABLE ONLINE AT www.verynearlyalmost.com
Finally there is a video that explains what Pow Wow is:
Following up on an extremely successful showing in 2011, the multi-day POW WOW Hawai’i art event had its third annual showing in 2012. Originally conceived in Hong Kong, the event moved to Hawaii to help enrich the local creative scene. The event encompasses a global roster of over 50 local and international artists who created art at Loft in Space + Fresh Cafe and over the streets of Kaka’ako over a six-day period between February 13 to 18, 2012.
This first part in a three part series documents POW WOW Hawai’i 2012. Part 2 releases on Friday, Oct. 12th and part 3 comes out on Monday, Oct. 15th.
Directed & Edited by: Michael Inouye Director of Photography: Vincent Ricafort banzaimike.com
While i was in San Fran I was lucky enough to see Barry McGee’s mid career retrospective. Truly inspiring to see a graffiti artist at this level in the art world
Check this video of Usugrow, all shot right here in Melbourne:
Shepard drops a new poster for the Occupy movement.
Could he be feeling somewhat guilty about the role he played in getting Obama elected after his last effort?
Stolen but worth a run none the less.
Seems like The Tooth is having a good time in the states.
Did a Hamptons Art Dealer Steal Banksy Works From the West Bank?
Gawker article here.
Paul Barbera is an interior based photographer and he drop in a few weeks ago and took these stunning pics of our studio
See the full set here