We’ve done a larger on street version of this before but someone asked about the possibility of a canvas version and I jumped in and cut the stencil but the deal then didn’t progress. I came across the stencil again whilst having a tidy up and had a canvas handy so thought I may as well complete it.
Since living in Brixton I’ve become enamoured with the phrase ‘Whagwan’. For the uninitiated, the phrase means ‘what’s going on’ in Jamaican Patois. The spelling can vary but the meaning doesn’t change. Anyway, once I’d combined that with a nice little romantic statement and a bit of traditional Claddagh ring design, hey presto, I had this little declaration of love for Brixton. Then it was just a matter of adding it to the messy ‘graffiti wall’ style background and, by jingo, you’ve got it!
Title: Brixton – You had me at whagwan…
Materials: Stencil, spraypaint & paint pen
Size: 60 x 45cm
Please email if interested
Danger Girl t shirt (L)
After doing a few t-shirts a while ago I thought I’d give it another go with some new designs to see how they came out…
Here we have ‘Danger Girl’ printed on high quality light blue cotton t-shirt. It’s a large in size and the the t-shirts are a standard fit. These are one-off t’s that have been screen printed and also have hand finishing in the form of stencils, spraypaint and fabric pens so are all unique. I would suggest they are probably hand washed to ensure longevity of the design. If you aren’t going to do that they should wash okay inside out but i’m not promising anything…
Here is the eBay link.
- Red lips kiss my blues away (thisisidiom.wordpress.com)
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With Valentine’s Day on the way we thought we’d have a little competition so even those who are unlucky in love could get lucky (with us!). So here at id-iom headquarters we thought we would give a little something away to two lucky winners for Valentines Day. For a chance to win one of a very limited number of id-iom t-shirts (we don’t have all sizes so you may have to gift it!) and a print to go with it all you have to do is ‘like’ our facebook id-iom page and then you will be added to the draw. Here’s the link to our Facebook page.
If you already like our page then you are already in. We’re just nice like that. Then on Valentines Day we will go the id-iom randomiser and randomly select the fortunate winners…
So here we’ve got still another piece in the id-iom demolition sale that’s starting at just 99p! Here’s the Ebay link
A while ago I visited the ‘High Society’ exhibition at the Wellcome Trust and was very surprised to learn via a huge wall mounted infographic that the annual amount of money spent globally on the tobacco market is $625 billion as compared to $200 billion on the total illegal drug market and $825 billion on the entire pharmaceutical market (unfortunately i couldn’t find a version of the infographic image i’m talking about but have found more by the same guy, David McCandless, on his website at www.informationisbeautiful.net)
This led me to thinking just how much the huge tobacco companies need to continue to sell us their product – and have us buy it. They have so much invested in continuing having millions of addicts that it boggles the mind. In some twisted way this led to the creation of Tobacco Bloom. So there you have it.
It’s a A3 screen print on paper with unique hand finishing. Signed on reverse.
For Sale: Baby Shoes. Never Worn.
So there I was innocently posting nonsense on Facebook when I get into a conversation with Mr George A Raggett and we come to the conclusion that an A4 art swap was in order. After further discussion it emerges that I would be very much liking something that was all nice and fluffy whilst George was requiring something as dark as could possibly be. Challenge accepted.
After giving it a little thought a quote that is attributed (but not confirmed) to Ernest Hemmingway sprang to mind. Apparently he won a bet by crafting a short story of under ten words. The story was “For Sale, Baby Shoes, Never Worn”. Now that is pretty dark (and very brief). So I thought I’d work with that and give it a little spin by making it into an actual classified ad and including a few cheeky little zombie reference in there just to add a little spice. Once I’d perfected my vintage paper effect with spraypaint it was on with getting it printed and adding in the extra blood splashes and the red circle to highlight the ad. Challenge completed.
I found out just this morning that my parcel arrived safely with George accompanied by the parcel he had sent to me just before Christmas. And there I was imagining the German Postal Service would be efficient…
It’s still the id-iom Demolition Sale and everything must go – with this little beauty starting at the sporting price of just 99p. Here’s the Ebay link
Keep an eye on our blog here for some demolition porn in the next few days…
Positive social interactions (or PSI’s) are the little moments that can turn a bad day good or just plain put a smile on your face. They can be as simple as a smile or a ‘thank you’ but their effect can really bring about a change in mood. Their polar opposite – negative social interactions (or, you’ve guessed it, NSI’s) can bring about a catastrophic effect on performance when daisy-chained one after another. But we aren’t talking about those today…
The lady in this piece understands the rule of the PSI’s and she’s harnessing it to full effect. She’s beaming her best smile straight at you and don’t you just feel good about it? Positive affirmations are what it’s all about and this girl is giving you them by the bucket load. What’s not to like?
Now if only I had a sexy looking girl at the end of my bed every morning giving me a big cheesy smile and bearing what looks suspiciously like a huge joint I’d be out of bed with a spring in my step but it would remain to be seen exactly how productive I’d be that day…..
It’s A2 in size and is a single layer screen print on lovely hand sprayed speckled gray background.
Now Herod wasn’t the nicest person who’s ever lived but that doesn’t mean the people involved in this little pop up shop are the same, in fact quite the opposite. From Herrod himself:
We’re not only stocking fine contemptorary art, porcelain with a twist, but there’s also an exclusive selection of retro garments nestled in one corner. We think it’s possibly a one-stop-chrimbo-present-buyin-shop… but then we are biased (and delusional).
If your in the area i would definitely suggest popping in. I was down there the other day setting up and saw some absolutely fantastic pieces from the likes of Rowan Newton, Carl Cashaman, Remi Rough, SPQR and Agent Provocateur to name a few. Oh and us as well!!!
The pop up shop is only open for this week can be found near Waterloo station at:
95-96 Lower Marsh, London SE1 7AB
Monday 17 to Monday 24 December
11am to 6pm / Wednesday 19 ’til 8pm
Ding dong merrily on high, in heaven the tills are ringing! It’s a new day, we’re a step closer to Christmas and we’ve got even more stuff on Ebay…
Star Wars Episode 7: Vader’s Big Idea
Star Wars: Episode 6 – The Return of the Jedi saw Darth Vader die. Or did it? In fact, he lived on as a cloned version of himself and after retreating back to wherever it is Dark Lords of the Sith go to make their nefarious plans he’s back with a new approach to taking over the galaxy. In Episode 7 Vader’s back with a new shiny pimping costume and a decidedly different approach to galactic domination. Rather than an army of tough-guy clone troopers he’s decided to get himself an army made up of sexy stormtroopers (cloned from his own dead mother!) that he’s willing to hire out to whoever has the most intergalactic credits to pay. Expect to see cards similar to these in a phone box near you some time soon… It’s a single layer screen print on A3 paper and is signed on reverse. Here’s the Ebay link.
Tammy in a tank
This piece was inspired by a larger version we painted live at a small show we had a while back . It’s clearly a cat in a tank but her dark motives are obscured behind a cute fluffy visage but don’t be fooled. Surely the fact that she’s in a tank means her intentions aren’t entirely honourable. This is entirely made using the magic of stencils and spraypaint and is a glorious A2 in size. I for one welcome our new feline overlords… Here’s the Ebay link.
With austerity measures in full effect across the length and breadth of Europe here at id-iom we thought we’d do our bit to help out by starting our pieces at 99p. All part of the id-iom Yuletide Demolition sale (check our Ebay page for all that’s on sale).
I’m becoming something of an authority on strange vintage artefacts these days. Take this British advert, purportedly from 1897, which I recently acquired for resale for ‘Iron Jelloids’ which are ‘dainty, palatable, non-constipating and non-injurious to the teeth’. They even contained a little banjo salve and, as the advert claims, were widely acknowledged by discerning men as the best in the business. I’m sure they made a fantastic addition to the Prophylactic family of goods – which in 1897 was becoming something of a runaway success with their iconic cock logo being used even in this very early advert. I can only guess why they aren’t still available today…
It’s a two layer A3 screen print on specially aged looking paper with stencils, spraypaint and unique hand finishing. Here’s the Ebay link.
Raw meat helmet
So, supposedly once Marilyn Manson once got a fan to put on a helmet made of raw meat. That surely is inspiration enough, no? It’s a single layer stencil with unique hand finishing using watercolour paint and is a majestic A2 in size. Here’s the Ebay link.
Now this picture was inspired by a friend who whilst drunk ended up with eyes the colour of red wine. And I don’t like red wine, it’s scary!! It’s made using watercolours, ink and pen on A3 paper. Signed on reverse. Here’s the Ebay link.
I’ve been dashing through the snow all day just to deliver some more pieces for the id-iom Yuletide Demolition sale and they’re all starting at the austerity busting price of just 99p.
This picture shows Manx freedom fighter ‘Stumpy Quayle’ in a victorious pose after winning the Manx annual hipster hunt. Not one to be easily troubled he’s ruff, rugged and always spoiling for a fight. It’s made using stencils and watercolour with the added touch of glitter on A2 paper. Signed on reverse. Here’s the Ebay link.
The internet made me do it
If you listen to the internet all day only bad things will happen. You have been warned! This little beauty has been created using the magic of stencils and spraypaint and it’s on A3 card. Signed on reverse. Here’s the Ebay link.
Here Be Dragons!
I was reading something about ancient maps and how they would put something along the lines of ‘Here be Dragons’ (or maybe something like ‘Here be lions’) on unknown or unexplored areas so thought i’d come up with something inspired by that. I think it’s about 13 colour using about 9 stencils on A3 paper. Aren’t i clever? Signed on reverse. Here’s the Ebay link.