Monthly Archives: January 2018

The disquiet

There isn’t much that gets this man worked up but he is certainly feeling the disquiet today. That’s mainly due to the fact that he’s just found out that his favourite pub is being turned in to a cat cafe/dairy free cereal bar. He’s heard the term hipster before but thought it was probably some kind of walking aid for the infirm. The real definition however is beginning to dawn on him and he’s slowly starting to realise the implications of gentrification and the influx of these new age techno babble invaders. Just the other day he was stopped outside one of these newfangled coffee shops and was asked if he wanted to try a grande, 1/2 breve, 1/2 skim, 1 pump toffee nut, 3 pump white mocha whip with toffee nut sprinkles. What is a man meant to do when presented with such information? Well, you can see the results for yourself quite clearly.

Cheers

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Blinded by the Light

Surely everyone knows that you’re not meant to stare directly at the sun – even when there’s an eclipse. Apparently this lady didn’t get the memo. She’d even travelled to Romania for the best view of the eclipse. She’d been staring at the sun for ages waiting for what she believed was the second coming of Christ the Redeemer. Apparently she thought He would be descending from the skies any minute now to spread his love around the world. Sadly for her this didn’t come to pass and she severely damaged her eyesight by flagrantly ignoring long-established medical advice. Silly girl.

Cheers

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A change is as good as a rest

This young lady has decided that she’s in agreement with the old adage of ‘a change is as good as a rest’. Bored with winter and her staid old look she’s decided to shake things up a bit. Perhaps the florescent red hair dye was a step too far but it just goes so well with her fancy new skull top that she doesn’t care. We can check back on her in the spring time to see what new look she’ll be sporting then. Fashion moves ever onward.

Cheers

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The Triskelion

On the face of it the triskelion or triskele as it’s also known is just a motif with three-fold rotational symmetry. It is, of course, much more than that. It is the headquarters of S.H.I.E.L.D in the Marvel Comics and film franchises, it is the national symbol of Sicily (where is is called ‘trinacria’) and different versions of it have been found in cultures worldwide for thousands of years.

More importantly however it is also the national symbol of the Isle of Man where it’s known as the ‘Three legs on Mann’ and a version with armoured legs with yellow flourishes is featured on the flag against a plain red background. The Sicilians also feature a triskele on their flag but theirs has bare legs, the face of Medusa, three ears of wheat and they favour a yellow and red background. Which makes it all sound a bit busy for my liking.

Anyway today’s piece is a manageable A3 in size was inspired by all the above nonsense. Drop us a line if interested…

Cheers

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Well done our kid

Surely we can all remember the nervousness on that day when your exam results came out? Well today is that day for our kid. He’s just taken his level 8 balloon animal exams and he’s gone and shocked everyone by being the only perfect score this year. Apparently it was his creative writing section that cinched it for him and his optimistic essay on the golden future of balloon animals. I’m thinking that Britain’s Got Talent beckons then who knows, maybe Vegas for a couple of winter seasons. Til then he’ll have to survive on his ‘well done our kid’.

ON A4 paper made using ink, charcoal, gold leaf and acrylic and available.

Cheers

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Brixton whichever way you look at it

Given that we’d already done a ‘Bristol’ ambigram design before Christmas I thought it only fair to get Brixton in on the action. Knowing my current proclivities if I did a load of them they’d all have stripes on them so I limited myself to just two versions for now. One with stripes, obviously, and one with a wavy patterned design. In all fairness I’d probably have to respray the blue and grey one if anyone wanted it as my favourite part, the Ace of Aces logo bit, hasn’t really come out very well but I thought I’d wait and see if there was any interest first. They’re A2 in size and I’d also be happy to re-do with any particular background colourways as requested if anyone felt so inclined as to ask. So there you have it.

As a side note if you’re not familiar with Ram John Holder’s song ‘Brixton Blues’ then I suggest you get yourself to Youtube pretty sharpish and give your ears a little treat.

Cheers

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Big Fish, Little Fish

If you are of a certain age then the classic adage of ‘Big fish, little fish, cardboard box’ will need little explaining. For those of you new to class let me enlighten you. Instead of trying to explain it myself I’ll use the words of an anonymous blogger on the internet:

It is a jokey term about the type of dancing that used to happen at raves. 

Big fish, little fish means you hold your hands out in front of you as though you were a fisherman demonstrating the size of a fish. Big fish (hands far apart) little fish (hands closer together). Cardboard box is then moving your hands to a position as though you were supporting a box underneath with one hand, and had another hand on its lid. 

These movements are completed abruptly and jerkily.

So know you now. Our work here is done.

Cheers

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Best supporting character

In the murky and somewhat contradictory world of id-iom this design was originally going to be a background element for another larger wall design. That design has not thus far come to pass so I thought she deserved a solo outing on her own before she’s slips into obscurity as just another supporting character.

On a side note I have something else to confess. I’m slightly obsessed with putting stripes on stuff currently. It’s hard to explain why and I’m sure I’ll snap out of it but, for now at least, they’re straight and they’re proud and they’re here to stay. She’s on A2 paper, is made using the magic of stencils and spraypaint and is currently available. Drop us a line if interested…

Cheers

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Until he went blue in the face

There are places called Blue, there are people called Blue, there are films called Blue and there are both albums and bands called Blue. Whilst I’m at it there are songs called Blue and there are magazines called Blue and blue is, of course, one of the world’s favourite colours. But there isn’t blue food. Weird. Anyway, today’s picture features the colour blue but that is to signify water as this gentleman has been taking a series of submarine selfies but he’s been down there long enough that he’s beginning to go blue in the face himself. Perhaps someone should tell him it’s not worth it for Instagram likes…

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An entirely different sphere of influence

If you’ve seen the 1998 film ‘Sphere’ then you’ll know exactly where this sphere is coming from. It’s not simply a picture but more a manifestation of your own thoughts of desires. You will see in this picture exactly what you think of yourself. Maybe that’s true or maybe I liked how the first one of these came out so decided to do myself another. Who knows? The Muse moves in mysterious ways…

She’s on A3 paper, made using the magic of spraypaint and stencils and is currently available should anyone like her enough to want to take her home with them. Just drop us a line.

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