The Old Jamm Inn
Some people seem to have all the luck don’t they? There we were hard at ‘work’ (a euphemism for sitting at home trying not to distract each other from the tricky task of watching ‘Homes under the Hammer‘ whilst simultaneously ignoring both work deadlines and frigid draughts that seem to beset us from all sides) when my phone chirps to let me know it has received a text. After warming my fingers for a few seconds under a lighter i’m able to move my fingers enough to operate the phone. I somehow manage to press the necessary buttons and wipe the frost from the screen. My phone then reveals that we’ve been commissioned to design a logo for a new bar opening in sunny Barbados. How very fortunate – for the person moving out there and setting up shop that is!
Being the happy little worker bees that we are we then get as much information as we can pertaining to this forthcoming venture and set to work – properly this time but only after Homes under the Hammer has finished, naturally, and after setting a small fire under the computer to get her warmed up. I just know he’s not going to be having the same problems in the ‘Old Jamm Inn‘ when it finally opens in Spring 2013. I think their tagline is ‘Booze, beats and burgers’. Sounds ideal really.
If you’re in the neighbourhood next year I’d suggest you drop by for a warm welcome and a cold drink. Jamie, if you’re reading this and you need the interior painted up just let us know – we’ll happily take a busman’s holiday for flights and board!
With austerity measures in full effect across the length and breadth of Europe here at id-iom we thought we’d do our bit to help out by starting our pieces at 99p. All part of the id-iom Yuletide Demolition sale (check our Ebay page for all that’s on sale).
I’m becoming something of an authority on strange vintage artefacts these days. Take this British advert, purportedly from 1897, which I recently acquired for resale for ‘Iron Jelloids’ which are ‘dainty, palatable, non-constipating and non-injurious to the teeth’. They even contained a little banjo salve and, as the advert claims, were widely acknowledged by discerning men as the best in the business. I’m sure they made a fantastic addition to the Prophylactic family of goods – which in 1897 was becoming something of a runaway success with their iconic cock logo being used even in this very early advert. I can only guess why they aren’t still available today…
It’s a two layer A3 screen print on specially aged looking paper with stencils, spraypaint and unique hand finishing. Here’s the Ebay link.
Raw meat helmet
So, supposedly once Marilyn Manson once got a fan to put on a helmet made of raw meat. That surely is inspiration enough, no? It’s a single layer stencil with unique hand finishing using watercolour paint and is a majestic A2 in size. Here’s the Ebay link.
Now this picture was inspired by a friend who whilst drunk ended up with eyes the colour of red wine. And I don’t like red wine, it’s scary!! It’s made using watercolours, ink and pen on A3 paper. Signed on reverse. Here’s the Ebay link.