Monthly Archives: July 2010

How neat are we?

We are featured on Neatorama‘s Art Blog today. Neatorama is one of the biggest blogs on the web, gets millions of hits and is consistently ranked in the top 100 blogs by Technorati!

Yay! Internet fame and fortune are beckoning and we are ready! We’ll be bigger than the fat guy in the Tron outfit in no time…

Cheers

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BP Brixton Refinery

I was thinking about the oil spill on Mexico’s Gulf Coast and thought I’d do something a little closer to home to commemorate BP’s involvement in the whole affair. I had a little trouble getting my ‘pipe’ to stick to the wall and had to go back a couple of times to ensure that it wouldn’t fall off. Not to worry though as the oil I used was wallpaper paste and acrylic so it won’t seriously damage anything…

Cheers

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Bird’s nest

Sometimes you just get lucky. There I was minding my own business when I chanced to notice an old bird’s nest on the floor (and I would like to stress that it was old and with no birds or eggs in it as my good lady seemed to think it a possibility that I would have shinned up a tree and evicted some luckless little chick!) After a couple of  frantic minutes of construction I had managed to come up with this little intervention…

Cheers

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George Michael Skunk blend #3

I like George Michael. He makes me laugh. Why on earth he doesn’t just get himself a driver/chauffeur i’ll never know. If you follow the link here and scroll down to the bit where it says ‘Drugs’ you will get a quick precis of his arrests over the past few years. Now i’m not saying that he shouldn’t be able to smoke what he wants but why on earth he insists on crashing into just about everything on his way home i’m still not sure.

I liked this one so much we have even got it framed up in a nice little box frame (and it’s still for sale if anyone’s interested!)

Sometimes it’s just too easy to mock troubled celebrities…

Cheers

id-iom

in-situ in shop

Detail shot of packaging

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Title: Careless Whisper Skunk Blend #3 (pack detail)
Media: Mixed Media

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Suffer every scream…

Just got this one finished up and thought you may like to see the original photograph that our picture is based upon. I’m not entirely where the inspiration for this one came from other than that our friend in the red hat has a slightly malevolent look in his  eyes  whilst our friend in the foreground looks slightly downcast at the thought of whatever was coming next. Anyway, make of it what you will…

Cheers

id-iom

original photo

id-iom piece

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Title: Suffer every scream young angel
Media: Acrylic, paint pen and spraypaint
Size: A2 high quality paper

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I Love Kittens

I was trying to come up with something typically gritty, urban and insulting to get up and so somehow (naturally) ended up with this badass bit of graf…

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Title: I Love Kittens
Media: Hand cut stencils & spraypaint
I was obviously in a somewhat romantic/strange mood as also got ‘Birds of a feather’ up as well although i think it was the somewhat desperate looking leafless branch that set the wheels in motion for this one. And, i suppose, the fact that i just love to brighten up a drab looking wall…
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Title: Birds of a feather
Media: Hand cut stencils & spraypaint

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Chinese id-iom

Morning all!
I had our name translated into Cantonese by a friend and wanted to give it a little outing. As it translates phonetically it translates into something like Yi Doh. Apparently the first character  can mean ‘meaningful’ or even ‘graffiti art’ and the second character means ‘capital’ (as in city) which applies to London whilst also retaining the ‘D’ sound from id-iom. Blue is also meant to be an auspicious colour. So it’s all good!
Cheers
id-iom

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Title: Yi Doh
Media: Hand cut stencils & spraypaint

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Whitecross Street Party

As i didn’t have too late a night on Saturday I thought that I may as well make the most of the sunshine and head to the ‘rise of the non-conformists‘ a.k.a. the Whitecross Street Party on Sunday. I think most of the painting action had taken place on Saturday but it was still good to check it out and visit some of the numerous and tasty looking food stalls.

Cheers

id-iom

Best ever board

SHP Homeless robot and dog

Krah board

Triceratops dumper truck

Unknown wheatpastes

Xenz windows

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Graffiti gardening

After coming across this dirty and unloved little area I thought it definitely needed a bit of brightening up. Maybe some more should be added?What do you reckon?

Cheers

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Title: Urban flower
Media: Hand cut stencils & spraypaint

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Let it ride!

The ‘Let It Ride’ table was perhaps one of my favourite commissions. It is named after an 80’s comedy featuring Richard Dreyfuss ( it only gets a 6.3 on IMDB but is well worth a watch!) Below is the completed questionnaire that we had to work with when coming up with this piece:

After absorbing the info in the questionnaire and a further conversation with the client we came up with the idea of the artwork being a playable (albeit almost impossible) board game which we would paint on canvas and then have set into a specially made table.  Once we had the initial idea nailed it was all downhill from there. It was basically to be a twisted id-iom version of the Game of Life…

We got in touch with a friend who works with wood and got him to create a table for us that we could set the 1m x 1m canvas into. Once that was underway we got on with the design. This is the digital version of what we came up with:

From there it was just a matter of painting the canvas up. Once we had finished and got our table delivered we had a brand new piece of art/furniture that i just knew the client was going to love…

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