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Very Nearly Almost issue 8

Very Nearly Almost issue 8 magazine cover

Reviewed by: Duncan
Review Date: 31st March 2009
100 pages
RRP £3.50

Very Nearly Almost (VNA) is a graffiti and street art magazine that's been going since 2006. Despite it being already on its eighth issue, I hadn't heard of it until now. Which is a shame, as it's a meaty pack of good stuff.

This issue has many random photos of stencils, street art and not so many of graffiti and tags. There are interviews with Kid Acne, Nylon, Adam Neate and German duo Herakut, and a little essay from Dave the Chimp from Berlin.

The photos are a good mix, well chosen and presented. The interviews are knowledgable and in-depth. The design is minimal but professional. The emphasis is definitely more on the street art side of things, but without completely neglecting graffiti. That's also reflected in the choice of interviewees.

The magazine is printed on decent matte paper, A5 size.

You can purchase this and a few of the back issues at the VNA website. I picked up a copy in the Fruitmarket gallery in Edinburgh.


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