Monthly Archives: March 2011

No Colour Above Plimsoll Line

Cats are definitely one of my favourite creatures. We currently have a cat that actually lives next door but spends about 90% of it’s time with us. We don’t feed it (well, a couple of bits of ham every now and then) but it still waits outside our door or sits mewing on the balcony until it’s let in. We even get a Christmas card from the people next door which is co-signed by the cat! You wouldn’t really put up with that if your dog was always going next door now would you? But cats can just get away with it.

Anyway, our newest print features a cat with some kind of rainbow-vision, a plimsoll line and a tiny version of us! It is actually a combination of two previous large scale pieces we had done. The first was our piece done at Upfest 2010 (featuring the ‘working’ CCTV camera in the top left) and the second was done on a friend’s wall. The prints also feature our little ‘id-iom’ stencil that has been applied on each print just like on the UPfest piece.

Cheers

id-iom

Title: No Colour Above Plimsoll Line

Media: Screenprint, spraypaint and hand cut stencils

Size: A3

£70 each

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Ready or not, here i come!

When i was growing up i think hide and seek used to be my favourite game (other than just generally destroying stuff). After looking it up on wikipedia it would appear that we used to play a variant of the original game and i’m pretty sure we used to call it ‘Buzz Off’ (although i only have my shaky memory to depend on for that!)

I’m determined to bring this game back as i’m convinced it will still be fun to play – especially if you have had a drink or two! I reckon that Health & Safety would probably have something to say about it although i definitely wouldn’t be the one to tell them…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Ready or not, here i come!

Media: Screenprint, spraypaint and stencils

Size: 46 x 31 cm slate

£150

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White Horse – Stop! Thief!

One of our favourite local boozers, The White Horse, on Brixton Hill has recently suffered a spate of pick-pockets so we were drafted in to come up with some original signs for the purpose of informing people to keep their eyes on their belongings. I think the general idea was that some original signs, rather than the generic ‘Look out for pick-pocket’ signs, may hopefully get people to pay attention and look after their things a bit better. It’s a shame as it’s a friendly place but can get pretty busy on the weekends. I suppose it is London though after all so you’ve always got to keep one eye on the game…

For anyone wondering what a ‘tea leaf’ is – it’s cockney rhyming slang for ‘thief’. We printed them on textured ‘canvas’ paper for that extra classy look. Now we’ve just got to hope they don’t get robbed themselves…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: White Horse pick pocket signs

Media: 6 x framed digital prints on canvas paper

Size: A4

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Blown away

I don’t think this chap looks all that upset seeing as he’s just been shot in the chest. But don’t worry. He’s an actor. Nobody was injured in the making of this piece. It’s all done with explosive squibs and fake blood. It just looks eerily convincing. What seems to be going through his mind, once again, is kittens, guns and bombs…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Blown Away

Media: Screenprint, spraypaint and stencils

Size: 46 x 31 cm slate

£150

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Acrophobia

For starters this picture looks much better if you are looking at it from directly above so i suppose it would probably look quite good set into a table top or something similar. Anyway, acrophobia is the irrational fear of heights. Whilst there is some evidence to suggest a certain fear of heights is inborn in all of us (along with a fear of loud noises and a fear of falling) this can be taken to extremes in some cases – and I think if i was the man who just been thrown out of the doorway i’d have a sudden and serious case of acrophobia. I’m not sure if kittens, guns and grenades would be on my mind but I suppose it’s difficult to know…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Acrophobia

Media: Screenprint, spraypaint and stencils

Size: 46 x 31 cm slate

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Helloooo! Is this line working?

Commissions can sometimes be a lot of fun. For this one we were asked to create something for an IT & communications company called Qualitas that will be going in their foyer of their offices. That meant nothing too risque although we wanted to have a little humour in there so eventually we came up with a design we liked using the tin can telephone and then having their company name in the string. We’ll hopefully get a pic of it in situ once we can do…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Helloooo!! Is this line working?

Media: Watercolour, paint pen, acrylic and spraypaint

Size: 1 x 1 m

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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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