Daily Archives: March 7, 2011

Pure white – 21 grams

As i was a little bereft of ideas for what i could write regarding this piece I decided to put ‘pure white 21 grams’ into Google to see what would come up. I thought some cocaine reference would probably come up and was surprised that one of the top results was a site selling something called JWH-018. After a little research it would appear that JWH-018 is a very snappily named designer drug that mimics the effects of cannabis. This has been banned in the UK and various other countries but is still widely available on the internet. Now whilst this hasn’t got much to do with our picture i just thought it was an interesting aside and just goes to show how enterprising chemists can be. Whatever next?

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Pure White 21 Grams

Media: Screenprint, acrylic and spraypaint

Size: 35 x 25 cm

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How to get ahead in marketing

This picture came about when someone was asking us how we go about marketing ourselves. After giving it a little thought this was our response. It probably makes as much sense to you as it does to me but there you go. It’s either guerilla marketing at it’s best or just another example of why we should have paid a little more attention at school…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: How to get ahead in marketing

Media: Acrylic, glitter and spraypaint

Size: 32 x 22 cm

Available from our Big Cartel store for £25

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F*@k this for a game of soldiers

War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! Say it again! – so sang Edwin Starr in 1970 on the anti-Vietnam song ‘War’ (which, i was interested to learn was originally recorded by The Temptations but not released as they didn’t want to alienate their more conservative fans). Whilst i have a lot of respect for our armed forces and the work they do it is generally political forces which dictate what they do and when – and this can sometimes lead to questionable decisions being made regarding their deployment. That’s all i really want to say on the issue as i think this piece largely speaks for itself…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: F*@k this for a game of soldiers

Media: Screenprint, acrylic, acrylic and spraypaint

Size: 46 x 30 cm

Available from our Big Cartel store for £150

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Futility

Wilfred Owen served in World War One

Image via Wikipedia

I reckon that Futility (by Wilfred Owen) must be my favourite poem. I would be lying if I said I had studied much poetry and can still remember this from school. I think the fact that i can remember it verbatim must mean that it has struck some kind of chord with me. It’s about the life and death in the trenches of France during World War One and the futility of the whole situation. According to Wikipedia it is ‘a departure from his usual style of including disturbing and graphic images and instead has an oddly soothing feel to it’. Whilst not knowing his usual style i can only agree that it has a somewhat soothing feel to it.

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Futility

Media: Screenprint, acrylic and spraypaint

Size: A3

Available from our Big Cartel store for £50

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