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Very Nearly Almost issue 9

Very Nearly Almost issue 9 magazine cover

Reviewed by: Duncan
Review Date: 30 August 2009
100 pages
RRP £3.50

I first saw Very Nearly Almost (VNA) magazine on its 8th issue. Issue 9 came out in June this year, and it is in an identical format to the previous issue, on thick matte A5. It even has a similarly-coloured cover.

Ok, so enough about the style; what about the content? This one has plenty photos of the usual random mix of stickers, stencils, graffiti, tags and other bits of street art. Mostly from London it seems, but also a few pages devoted to the same from Barcelona and Birmingham.

Apart from that there are a few pages devoted to work by Word To Mother and Sickboy, and Ron English's exhibition ‘Lazarus Rising’ from earlier this year. There are also interviews with French writer Ludo, Meggs from Melbourne, and LA's Jeff Soto.

If you liked issue 8, you'll know what to expect. If you didn't, this is probably worth picking up anyway, if all the above sounds like your cup of tea.

You can purchase this and a few of the back issues at the VNA website. I picked up a copy in Forbidden Planet on Shaftesbury Avenue in London, of all places.


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