The guys at VNA Magazine were kind enough to send us a few copies of their latest issue, featuring an article on world renowned street artist, and the man behind the Obey brand, Shepard Fairey. I’m still a novice when it comes to graf and the whole street art scene, but I’ve built up a nice little collection of the VNA mags now, and with their help, I’m getting there.
The first thing that stands out about VNA is quality, from the imagery and written content, to the paper it’s printed on – it’s clear that a lot of love and attention goes into each and every issue, and they only get better with time. The main spread see’s Shepard talk about the huge ‘Art In The Streets’ exhibition at LA’s MOCA, his friendship with Banksy, love of collecting art himself, politics, his own work and everything else in between. It’s a detailed an informative piece, and I was personally surprised at how much more there was so know about such a well documented artist.
I also really enjoyed the piece on Burning Candy – a crew who’s work I’ve seen throughout London and Bristol regularly (and which is even more relevant after the recent riots in Stokes Croft), but have never known too much about the faces and names behind it. The piece also includes a bunch of great photos of some of their biggest and best pieces in both locations. Finally, as I said, I’m still learning, and issue 15 was a great opportunity to learn about Logan Hicks and Nychos, two artists who’s work I will definitely be on the look out for from now on.
Pick up a copy of VNA 15 from their online shop, or from other stockists across the country, now, and check out some images of what you can expect to find inside, below.
Photography: The Daily Street