Monthly Archives: June 2013

Please leave quietly

Please leave quietly

Now although this isn’t exactly what you’d call art we thought we’d get it up simply because it’s quite a good photo and for us that is an achievement in itself. We were down at Brixton market because the boys from Seven had asked us to come down and paint a couple more of the ‘Please leave quietly’ signs on the main shutters to the market (as we’d already done it on their shutters) so we had the camera to record it for posterity and somehow actually got a decent shot. Stranger things have happened at sea. Or so they say…

Cheers

id-iom

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Undercover Lover – ‘Back to the Future’ mixtape project

Undercover Lover – ‘Back to the Future’ mixtape project

Undercover Lover – front

Undercover Lover – back

With Glastonbury coming up in just a couple of days we thought it about time to release a new instalment of our ‘Back to the Future’ mixtape project which sees us combine our two of our loves – music and street art. Our plan is to get some new mixes together, burn them on CD and then put them out on the street with some exclusive slate cover art.

Here we have a sea-side drop with some sexy looking eyes giving you a cheeky little wink. A  brief promise of something that’ll probably never come to pass. Oh well, c’est la vie…

There’s some contact details on the back so if you see one of these suckers on the street feel free to take it home and then lambast us via email on our shoddy skills and poor tune selection.

We are also now open to submissions – so if you dj at all and fancy taking part just get in touch and if we like your mix then you’re in! You can find more information on our facebook page here.

Cheers

id-iom

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Anti Social Deposit

Anti Social Deposit

Anti Social Deposit

Now it’s one thing to say you don’t like our artwork but it’s another to say you don’t like us personally. Let me tell you a story about someone we met a while ago who, for the sake of this write up, we will call Ben Summers. Now, we at id-iom are usually upstanding citizens with all the airs and graces that go with it but sometimes, just sometimes, the walls have to come down and the inner beast has to be let out. On this one occasion Ben Summers decided to rile the both of us up and by our book one bad turn deserves another. So a few nights later we at id-iom went and found Ben Summers house and after a quick game of paper scissors rock to see who was going to leave the anti social deposit we were on. So off to his doorstep we crawled in the middle of the night and deposited our present before placing our id-iom flag for that absolute cad to find in the morning. Hopefully though he will stand on it with his bare feet whilst grabbing the morning paper but we can only dream…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Anti Social Deposit
Materials: Paint pen, Spray paint, acrylic and glitter
Size: A2
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You Bore Me

You Bore Me

You Bore Me

Yawn, yawn, yawn!!! All this guy can think about is the end of this conversation not because he has anything better to do but because he’s bored and wants nothing more to do with you. He’s not normally quite so rude but you’ve just caught him on a particularly bad day with a long and arduous story trying to describe last night’s dream. Better luck next time…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: You Bore Me
Materials: Paint pen, watercolour, pastel and charcoal
Size: A2
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Taking the Cure – id-iom x My Dog Sighs collaboration

id-iom x MyDogSighs – Sand, Sea & Spray 2013 – Pic by Neil Tomlin

id-iom x MyDogSighs – Sand, Sea & Spray 2013 – Pic by William Matthews

id-iom x MyDogSighs – Sand, Sea & Spray 2013 – Pic by Alf Myers

id-iom x MyDogSighs – Sand, Sea & Spray 2013 – Pic by Jay Sharples

We’ve already written a post about our time in Blackpool for Sand, Sea & Spray last weekend but we thought we’d do a little update on the piece as we had a little extra work on our piece done on the Saturday when My Dog Sighs popped over and added one of his great looking eyes to our lovely looking lady. He also managed to paint a few other bits and bobs down the same alley so if you’re in the neighbourhood it’s well worth a look.

Cheers

id-iom

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Evangelical and Unawares

Evangelical & Unawares

Evangelical & Unawares

Sometimes it’s tricky to explain what the hell we were thinking with certain pictures. Not that it means they are any less worthwhile, just that I’m not entirely sure exactly how they came about. And here we have a case in point. Although this lovely lady looks slightly demonic she has actually been described as ‘evangelical & unawares’. Now whilst I’m not 100% sure what all that means I’m a-thinking it’s saying we all have a bad side and a good side. A Yin and Yang if you will – and all the stuff in between. Sadly this girl is naive to it all and still lords it up around town spouting her tuppence worth to any passerby, whether they want to hear it or not. A bit like the fella how hangs round outside Brixton tube really…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Evangelical and Unawares
Materials: Acrylic, spray paint, paint pen, watercolour and glitter
Size: A2
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What if i smiled like this?

What if i smiled like this?

What if i smiled like this?

Now we’ve all heard the old adage that ‘If you make that face, the wind will change and you’ll stay like that forever’ probably from your mother whilst you were driving around in the back seat of the car with your face stuck out the window. I always wondered though if it was that particular face or any number faces that i could pull. So of course i set about trying as many faces as possible and each time asking the necessary question of whether my face will stay like this whilst pulling each face. Needless to say after all the faces i could muster this one of me smiling whilst looking a little creepy was the face that I’m no stuck with forever. If only i’d listened to my mum…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: What if i smiled like this?
Materials: Acrylic, paint pen, watercolour and glitter
Size: A2
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Taking the cure – Sand, Sea and Spray 2013

Taking the Cure - Sand, Sea & Spray 2013 Blackpool

Taking the Cure – Sand, Sea & Spray 2013 Blackpool

Taking the Cure - Sand, Sea & Spray 2013 Blackpool

Taking the Cure – Sand, Sea & Spray 2013 Blackpool

Taking the Cure - Sand, Sea & Spray 2013 Blackpool

Taking the Cure – Sand, Sea & Spray 2013 Blackpool

Taking the Cure - Sand, Sea & Spray 2013 Blackpool

Taking the Cure – Sand, Sea & Spray 2013 Blackpool

Taking the Cure - Sand, Sea & Spray 2013 Blackpool

Taking the Cure – Sand, Sea & Spray 2013 Blackpool

Taking the Cure - Sand, Sea & Spray 2013 Blackpool

Taking the Cure – Sand, Sea & Spray 2013 Blackpool

Last year when we went to Blackpool for Sand, Sea & Spray we had to work in the driving rain all day (but still managed to get a couple of pieces done) and despite the weatherman’s warnings that this year was going to be pretty similar we set off from London with hope in our hearts. This being the UK however our dreams were soon to be shattered. Despite waking to sunshine it soon became clear that was not going to be the order of the day and so after finding our billboard spot on the Winter Gardens we set to work in a steady drizzle. Soon this escalated to full blown torrential rain that stopped play for a while as we were forced to wait it out in a doorway. From there on in for the rest of the day it was a cycle of rain, a snatch of sunshine and then more rain. We had to get finished in a day however as we had a wedding to attend on Saturday otherwise a strategic retreat to the nearest hostelry would have been in order.

During the afternoon My Dog Sighs turned up and we all agreed that the addition of some of his eyes on our lady would definitely be a good thing so he added them on Saturday (in glorious sunshine i hasten to add) – and surely she looks good with her one real looking eye and one of our eyes? The title and text of ‘Taking the cure’ refers to the Victorian pastime of coming to Blackpool to bathe in the sea as it supposedly had healing qualities.

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Photos Courtesy of Jay Sharples

Once we’d finished and dried off a little we went to have a quick beer, see what the Q&A session was like and catch up with whoever was about. All in all a good day out and we’d just like to extend our thanks to the S,S&S team who were all very helpful and accommodating.

Cheers

id-iom

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Gravitas – Back to the Future mixtape project

Gravitas mixtapge slate – ‘let the beat see the street’

Gravitas mixtape slate – front

Gravitas mixtape slate – back

As we found ourselves in sunny Southsea on the weekend and knew we’d be hanging with the king of free art drops, MyDogSighs, we thought we’d best take a little something down to distribute. What better than a new instalment of our ‘Back to the Future’ mixtape project which sees us combine our two of our loves – music and street art. Our initial plan was to get some new mixes together, burn them on CD and then put them out on the street with some exclusive slate cover art. This will soon be followed by mixes from a (hopefully) eclectic range of other Djs.

Along with the legend ‘Gravitas’ (meaning seriousness or dignity) we have a couple of curious cats who have managed to make an appearance and peek interestedly round the slate. I haven’t really got a more in depth explanation than that currently… As were strolling down the promenade the pier came into view and we had a natural photo opportunity! After much fussing with placement and lying full stretch on the beach in order to get a good snap we had another piece live on street. I wonder what will happen to this one?

Free art beach drop (cheers to Korp for the photo!)

Free art beach drop (cheers to Korp for the photo!)

There’s some contact details on the back and we’re hoping that we’ll get a reply/critique/abuse via email from whoever found it and then hopefully they’ll upload it to the web and share it around for further praise/ridicule. So, if you see one of these suckers on the street feel free to take it home and then lambast us via email on our shoddy skills and poor tune selection.

We are also now open to submissions – so if you dj at all and fancy taking part just get in touch and if we like your mix then you’re in! You can find more information on our facebook page here.

Cheers

id-iom

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Scream for all your worth

Scream for all your worth

Scream for all your worth

Now if you’ve ever fallen off your bike at great speed you’ll know that screaming a few expletives is a great way to stop thinking about the pain. If you manage to really hurt yourself the best advice i can give you is to ‘Scream for all your worth’ and keep doing it, as apart from a magic plaster it is the best way to sort out any injury. But then again I’m no doctor…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Scream for all your worth
Materials: Spray paint, paint pen and charcoal
Size: A2
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