Monthly Archives: March 2018

Emergency/She walks in beauty

 

What’s better than one picture? Two pictures! Since it’s coming up to Easter I thought it about time we treated you to another double sided creation.

Side one features a privacy inspired CCTV wallpaper design. In today’s always-connected society the feeling that you’re being watched is very real indeed. Because you probably are. If the proliferation of CCTV covering the length and breadth of our fair isle isn’t enough we have our online movements tracked by just about everyone with most of the information apparently available to the highest bidder. What strange times we live in. To commemorate this I decided to create this lovely bespoke wallpaper  design as a reminder.

Side two features a somewhat androgynous looking lady with Lord Byron’s poem ‘She walks in beauty’ as the background text. Apparently Lord Byron went to a ball and met his cousin by marriage, Mrs Anne Beatrice Wilmot, who was in mourning and wearing a black dress set with spangles and next morning he’d come up with what is widely regarded as his most famous work. Inspiration can strike at strange times it would seem. Once you’ve combined that with our jazzy striped background then you’ve got another certified id-iom piece.

Painted on a 60cm x 40cm wooden panel with id-iom’s patented ‘hang either way’ industrial look picture hanging system. She’s sure to brighten up just about anywhere she’s hung. Drop us a line if interested.

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The transience of beauty (or alternatively D’oh!)

Here at id-iom we like to keep ourselves busy and work under the concept of ‘create or die’. To this end we like to bully ourselves into posting most days. After flicking through some photo’s I decided that this little beast would be today’s contender. I just needed to add a little something extra. Now, where did I leave this particular fella…

Cue an hour of so of ferreting around in various dark corners to no avail. As I scratched my head in bewilderment the answer suddenly came to me. I had already painted over it. So don’t drop us a line if interested as this lives now only in digital form. He lives now only in our memory…

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Shiny Disco Ball

I have somewhat humorously called this piece Shiny Disco Ball. As I’m sure we’re all aware it is in fact a grey sphere of Doom. It’s presence in this universe can only mean trouble. Marvel at it’s sacred geometry but don’t look for too long or it’ll shatter your tiny mind into pieces. Why the blue and red stripes I hear you cry? Well to reveal that would be tantamount to sacrilege. And I won’t be doing that on a Tuesday.

She’s ominously on A3 paper and is made using the magic of imagination, spraypaint and stencils. Drop us a line if interested.

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Somebody’s watching me

‘I always feel like somebody’s watching me’ sang Rockwell in his 1984 hit (which features Michael Jackson on backing vocals assumably because his dad was Motown CEO Berry Gordy). And he wasn’t wrong. In today’s always-connected society the feeling that you’re being watched is very real indeed. Because you probably are. If the proliferation of CCTV covering the length and breadth of our fair isle isn’t enough we have our online movements tracked by just about everyone with most of the information apparently available to the highest bidder. What strange times we live in.

To commemorate this I decided to create this lovely bespoke wallpaper as a reminder. She’s A2 in size and was made using the magic of imagination, stencils and spraypaint. Drop us a line if interested.

Cheers

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Obscure Concealment

What do you do when your only goal in life is to join the Army but for some reason or other they just won’t let you in? What he was actually after was to be able to wear camouflage without everyone taking the mickey out of him. Whether he dons desert, arctic, forest or urban camo he just can’t get a break and people ridicule him for his obsession. What is a man meant to do when all he wants is to wear camo?

Well you could do what Tony here did and progress from just wearing camouflage to becoming camouflage. Tony became so good at it he would just melt in to his surroundings so no one could see him at all. ‘So how did you manage to paint him?’ I hear you ask. Well, let me tell you. I was in the studio playing around with some watercolours when out of the corner of my eye I was sure I saw something move. I know a thing or two about and the game of hide and seek and having had an exorcism just one week previously I knew it wasn’t a ghost. I did the only thing I knew which was to stay impossibly still and play the waiting game with this sucker. After almost 4 hours the game was mine due to Tony blinking whilst i was staring at the wall in front of me. Artistic super powers of observation for the win.

It is A4 is size and made using the magic of watercolour and charcoal drop us a line if interested.

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Home Sweet Home*

‘Hi ho hi ho it’s off to work we go’ is a cheery refrain heard up and down the country each morning as we happily swing out of bed for another rousing day at the office. Working for the Man is such a rewarding and fulfilling pastime that it feels just like home. So you might as well just give in and make it so. Bring some soft furnishings in and pop this on the wall and suddenly everything is better. Maybe.

She’s a homely A2 in size, is made using the magic of spraypaint and stencils and would look just great hanging in your ‘office’. Whatever that may be. Drop us a line if interested…

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Double trouble

When Freddy and Freda arrive at any party the host should be very wary. Just last weekend these two dolts managed to gain entry into a friend’s house during a little get together he was having with a few friends including Jeffery Archer, Ant McPartlin, Theresa May and Sir Asmund Quayle to name but a few.

Whilst the host was otherwise engaged with some hor d’oeuvres in the kitchen Freddy and Freda managed to get into a game of  Slap, Tickle, Punch with the Prime Minister, McPartlin and that exuberant cad Sir Asmund Quayle. Now if there is ever two people not to consider having a game of Slap, Tickle, Punch with it would be Freddy and Freda. Needless to say it ended predictably with a couple of bruised faces and a late night visit to A&E but, as you can see, Freddy and Freda were happy with the result. 

It is A3 in size and made using acrylic, charcoal, paint pen and spray paint. drop us a line if interested.

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Twats

Sometimes when life gives you lemons you make lemonade and turn an otherwise bad situation to your advantage. On other occasions however one  must simply hastily down tools, throw one’s hand in the air and storm out in a huff whilst uttering the immortal phrase ‘Twats. The lot of you’. Here ends the lesson.

‘Twats’ is A2 in size and doesn’t care who knows it. She’s been lovingly made using the magic of spraypaint and stencils. Drop us a line if interested…

As a bonus how’s this little nugget – unlike many other swear words, ‘twat’ is included in Google’s auto-complete function. So now you know.

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The id

She had it from birth and she always felt it. She was id-ridden and the ego and super ego could do nothing about it. She was a mass of instinctive drives and impulses that needed immediate satisfaction or else bad things would happen and she had no way of stopping it.

We here at id-iom though know exactly how to deal with an out of control id, in fact it’s how we spend most of our days – battling the id in front of a canvas, wall or computer screen. Once we’d convinced her all she needed was our patented transcendental meditation course (only £5999!) she was good to go. Now she’s a harmonious and productive member of society. And you can be too. Just drop us a line…

It is A4 in size and made using the magic of acrylic and paint pens.

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Wonky John

With John here you have to wonder what came first his name or his wonkiness and that is a difficult thing to answer with any degree of truth. I’m pretty sure John’s parents somehow knew he would be the world’s one and only wonkometer and that one day he would save the world. You see John had the uncanny ability to see if something was off, not quite right, a bit squiffy and not just in the sense of a picture being straight for example (which, of course,  he could do with supreme accuracy) but also a kind of sixth sense that would allow him to see to the truth of matters. Due to a series of highly improbably but extremely fortunate incidents John became the special counsel to the Dalai Lama and the rest is history. Wait a second. What year is this? I may have jumped the gun. Ignore that last sentence about the Dalai Lama…

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