August 2, 2011 · 4:28 pm
We have been commissioned to do some work for a new bar that is opening in Brixton later this month. The Electric Social is to be reborn on the site of The Gold Coast on Acre Lane and is already looking to be something pretty special (and that’s before we’ve got in to add our bit of sparkle!) It’s set over two floors and is due to be open for the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend towards the end of the month so we’ve been hard at work for the past couple of weeks getting a load of designs together which will be adorning various walls.
Anyway the piece above was done as after doing far too many hours of pure design I decided to take a little time out from the computer to get practical and cut a couple of stencils that are definitely going to be used in there somewhere – and this is one of them. We are looking to get some pretty big pieces up so excited doesn’t begin to cover it (especially as all the design work is now pretty much all done – so it’s onto the exciting paint flinging part next!)
We’ll have some updates in the coming weeks but you can expect some classic id-iom work…
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Tagged as acre lane, art, bar, brixton, cassette, cool, electric, electric social, england, graffiti, id-iom, idiom, london, paint, pub, social, spray, spraypaint, stencil, street, tape, uk, urban, vandalism
August 2, 2011 · 3:35 pm
The view from the dungeon
Growing kit left by previous occupants...
Main front room
Side room one (there is side room two but we failed to get a decent photo...)
The oh-so-glamourous staircase
Store room - just perfect for cans
Screenprinting wash out room
Welcome to our new studio! Like The Spooks sang in Karma Hotel ‘it looks like heaven but could be hell’. I’m sure only artists will salivate over the five room basement space which is certainly in a slight state of disrepair but couldn’t be more perfect for our needs. We are allowed to make as much mess as we like into the bargain too! Winner. Words can barely express how happy this all makes me…
We have finally got enough space to get all our screen-printing equipment out and whatever else we have squirreled away. The place even comes with an impeccable pedigree as it used to be both a squat and cannabis factory! We still have the holes they knocked in walls for ventilation between rooms which will make for a handy ‘intercom’ system. And to top it all off it’s only 10 mins from home.
Now we just need to get onto Freecycle to find some furniture (and whatever else we can get) to fill our new gaff. Expect more pics as and when we get round to ‘decorating’ the place. Once we’ve got our friendly builder to pop round and help construct us a makeshift table and install a tap we are good to go.
Expect good things to come…
Filed under art, Graffiti, in progress, screenprint, stencil, street art
Tagged as art, brixton, cannabis factory, clapham, cool, england, Freecycle, graffiti, id-iom, idiom, karma hotel, london, paint, print, Screen-printing, screenprint, spray, spraypaint, squat, stencil, street, studio, uk, urban, vandalism, wall
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