Monthly Archives: December 2019

Christmas Land

Here at id-iom there’s nothing we like more than the pressure of a deadline. Despite the fact that procrastination is our usual go-to strategy occasionally it’s warming to have a fire lit under you. So when an enquiry came in regarding some laser cut decorations that were required ‘tout suite’ for an event we decided it was time to action. 

The event in question is, surprisingly, called Christmas Land and a total of 93 decorations of various sizes were required. Cue 80’s montage scene of us desperately designing, cutting and painting and then, by jingo, we get them all completed just in the nick of time. Memo to self for next time; glitter gets absolutely everywhere. Beware!

Cheers

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Underwater Love

What are you meant to do when you wake up with an earworm already running riot in your drowsy and somewhat discombobulated brain? In this instance the words ‘After the rain come sun, after the sun comes rain again’ were on a constant loop. It took me a good while to place the lyrics as coming from Smoke City’s eventual hit ‘Underwater Love’ (it was released in 1994 but rose to prominence when it was used in a Levi’s advert). 

In an attempt to exorcise my earworm I thought perhaps turning it into an artwork would help. It did. Thankfully the earworm no longer lives with me. Perhaps I’ve passed the earworm to you. I can only hope…

Created using the magic of spraypaint, stencils and and imagination on classy A2 Bockingford paper. Get in touch if you’d like to give her a new home… 

Cheers

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Put your hands where my eyes can see

Here is a little WIP of a figurine I’m creating to complement the previous one I’ve done. Originally I thought of them as a pair of bookends but now I’m not so sure. They still need a tonne of work but I’m heading in the right direction. For that direction, I can thank Youtube tutorials where would we be in the modern world without them…

Cheers

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The Harbingers

Dashing through the snow on a one horse open sleigh, laughing to ourselves, gentrification all the way! 

Here at id-iom we revel in the fact that we, along with all other street artists, have seemingly become the harbingers of gentrification. So we may as well be gentlemanly about it…

Designed by my fair hand then hewn from wood using the power of lasers…

Cheers

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She no like the wind

As I’m sure we’re all aware ‘She’s like the wind’ was a hit song from 1987’s Dirty Dancing and was co-written by Patrick Swayze. What you may not know however is that it was actually penned for another film, Grandview USA, from 1984. What has this got to do with today’s canvas I hear you ask. Not much in all fairness I just like to drop Swayze related facts whenever I can. 

Margaret here is not like the wind. She is stolid and very reliable and does not like the wind. It messes with her expensive haircut and makes her feel anxious about how she looks. And today it is blowing a hoolie to use a northern colloquialism. Margaret doesn’t even want to go outside but she has to in order to reach the safety of her car. This is the result…

Painted on a 60x60cm canvas using watercolour, acrylic and spraypaint, contact if interested… If you’ve got this far you probably deserve another Swayze fact. He once owned a carpentry business called Nepotism Inc. So there.

Cheers

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The curious case of the bearded clones

The curious case of the bearded clones

If you’ve seen some of our recent posts then you will have noticed time-travelling warrior poet Azrael Goldbeard and his brother Mikhail Bluebeard a time-travelling poet warrior who don’t quite see eye to eye look uncannily similar. This is because they are actually clones, unbeknownst to them. Sadly their allowance from their ‘dad’ (who is also a clone) has run out and with Brexit on the way have decided to head back home. Back to the future. It’s all quite complicated but that’s the last we’ll see of them apparently…

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Dead Pony Club

There I was, minding my own business, whilst perusing the aisles of my local supermarket. I happened to glance at a bottle of Dead Pony Club by Brewdog and realised the supermarket description (‘Pale Ale 3.8% is brewed with a solid malt base’ – blah, blah, blah) did no favours to a drink with such a name. I decided to use my overactive imagination as a guide to remedy this with a description a bit more fitting…

If this was an 80’s film this would now be the montage section where I scan, find fonts, use my computer and finally print out the finished product. We’d then segue back to me walking up the street about to complete my mission with the supermarket insertion of my replacement label. Cue credits. 

Cheers

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