Monthly Archives: April 2010

Come here often?

It’s taken a little while to polish but we’ve finally got a little gem of a video from our last show at Metro in Clapham (many thanks to my homeboy Paul for giving us a huge assist with this). I’m really enjoying trying to figure how to get a good video out of work that we do and I reckon we’ve done a good job here, if i do say so myself. I’d be happy to hear anyone else’s thoughts…

Cheers

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They Came From Vancouver

This was a commission piece done on completion of our patented id-iom questionnaire. It’s always fun doing the questionnaire based commissions as you have to come up with a great idea based solely on their responses of the applicant. The more information they give you the better the piece will be (probably!)

This one is on a 1m x 1m canvas and although looks like it’s stencilled is actually painted using acrylics. As the person who commissioned this piece was from Vancouver we thought that a good place to start (the skyline is the Vancouver skyline). Once you get a good idea you just have to roll with it and hope the client likes it. Thankfully they did in this case so it was all good.

Cheers

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White Horse – Round 2!

After the success of our first trip to the White Horse pub we were contacted to see if we wanted to work on the tables again (as we didn’t varnish them first time round as we wanted to see how they weathered) and also to take care of a wall leading into the gents toilet. As it was the gents toilet we didn’t think a little nudity would go amiss! So, like last time – we did some design, cut some stencils and grabbed disco-bag before heading down to take care of business:

MAKING A START WITH OUR WHITE HORSE WALLPAPER DESIGN

GETTING THE NAKED LADIES UP

NAKED HORSE HEAD LADY AND PARTNER FINALLY FINISHED

After we got the gents done the tables were cleaned off a little then we set to work on them. This time they got a couple of coats of varnish in the hope they’ll survive a bit better…

STARING AT THE SUN – PRETTY WORN LOOKING AT THIS STAGE

STARING AT THE SUN – SPIFFY NEW SUNBURST BACKGROUND DONE

STARING AT THE SUN – FINAL

ROUND TABLE – SCRUFFY LOOKING HORSE

ROUND TABLE – SOME MULTI-COLOURED DRIPS (DON’T YOU JUST LOVE KRINK!)

ROUND TABLE – NEW HORSEY

IS YOUR TABLE WORN AND TIRED LOOKING?

DON’T FRET, id-iom CAN HELP!

HEY PRESTO! ONE NEW TABLE…

See here for pictures from Round 1 at the White Horse (and more/bigger pictures from Round 2)…

Cheers

id-iom

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Pussy gets wet!

While we were at home the last time we got this piece done for a friend. The video is well worth a watch – even if only for the soundbites that have been edited in:

and here’s a picture of the final piece:

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id-iom clothing

We have a screenprinter and aren’t afraid to use it. Well, that’s not entirely true as we can’t currently use it as we don’t have enough space to get it out – which is a real shame. I do love to do a bit of screenprinting but we haven’t had our equipment out for a while due to our last ‘studio space’ getting redeveloped (i would have used the correct term – stables – but that just doesn’t have the right gravitas!)

We had a great day out shooting the shots below around South London. Many thank to everyone involved! Some of these t’s are even still available! Plenty more will become available once i manage to get the screenprinter set up again. Watch this space…

LOVE GRENADE

BIG GAY AL

MY NAME IS TERRY

SKATER’S GRAVEYARD

BIG HEART LITTLE BRAIN

Follow the link here or click on any of the pictures above to see pics of our some of our clothing on flickr

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ADE 651 next generation – in store now (by id-iom)

Before i start this post i should make clear that to you really need to read the scandalous story of the ADE 651 (and prepare to be astounded!)  – wikipedia entry on ADE 651

Because you demanded it we’ve gone and developed a brand new version of our top selling remote portable substance detector! Forget the ADE 651, be amazed by the new ADE 652 – brought to you by ATSC industries…

Text from front of pack:

Brand new product
Stylish new design

Sniff out whatever you want wherever you want

Needs no batteries – powered by solar winds

Used the world over

Based on principles of nuclear quadropole resonance

Another great ATSC product

Text from back of pack:

By programming the detection cards to specifically target a particular substance, (through the proprietary process of electro-static matching of the ionic charge and structure of the substance), the ADE 652 will ‘by-pass’ all known attempts to conceal the target substance.

Can detect anything you want (including, but not limited to, guns, ammunition, drugs, truffles, zombies, robots, unicorns and bank notes) from a distance of up to 10 miles – through lead, water, rock or even from an airplane (up to an altitude of 5 kilometres).

Major-General Jehad al-Jabiri of Iraq’s Interior Ministry’s General Directorate for Combating Explosives has defended the device: "Whether it’s magic or scientific, what I care about is detecting bombs. I don’t care what they say. I know more about bombs than the Americans do. In fact, I know more about bombs than anyone in the world”

Bigger versions of the pictures can be found here

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Wrong picture again!

About a year ago we were rooting around in a charity shop as we are wont to do sometimes and came across the picture we have used as the background below. It only cost a few quid and i just knew that we’d come up with a good use for it… Along came the day when i’d cut my parachutist stencil when it all just seemed to fit so i digged the picture out and hey presto – new art!

Once i’d done one i couldn’t resist putting it on another:

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Swapsies!

We have recently completed a swap deal with the lovely and very talented Mimilove. If you haven’t checked her stuff out before check her flickr here and her most amusing blog here. We didn’t give her much to go on for hers but she did her research and came up with this lovely piece which references a few of our favourite things, namely graffiti, the Isle of Man (where we are from) and Manx cats:

Keeping a general cat theme to the whole thing we then managed to come up with this by way of response. Apparently ‘An Army of Mimi’ has been well received so i’m calling that a good swap – everybody’s happy! The picture doesn’t really do justice to the glitter we put on the heart though:

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id-iom vs Roa

 Last year we did a big piece on a wall on Chance Street in the East End of London. The video below shows the piece going up. It was the biggest piece we had done up till then and was certainly slightly daunting. As it turned out it was a beautiful day and we had a great time doing it. we even managed a round of applause from people passing by when we had finished.

Our piece remained in place for a few weeks before Roa did a fantastic piece over it. He apologised when we caught up to him at his exhibition but, of course, there was no need as that is just how these things roll. I was surprised it lasted as long as it had done anyway… here is the video of his piece going up.

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Unauthorised Heroes

‘We have been interviewed by the boys over at LSD magazine about our stuff and how we work. LSD is a great little read if you like graffiti, urban/street art, music…

Go check it out here

Our interview starts on page 320 but also check out some of the other bits as there are some great interviews and pics

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