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Where’s the weekend?

Blue Monday

Blue Monday

Grey Tuesday

Grey Tuesday

Out of Office Wednesday

Out of Office Wednesday

Thirsty Thursday

Thirsty Thursday

Friday Glow

Friday Glow

Surely you’ve had a dead end job that actively sucks the life out of you each and every day you attend? I’m pretty sure we’ve all been there. I certainly have. One where you lived for the weekend. Hopefully that was a lesson learned early on (and most probably the hard way) but now we’re a little wiser have moved onto more enjoyable positions. Anyway today’s pieces are a paean to the life of the wage slave. We can see he’s got his identical work ‘game face’ in each picture. This is because his face is permanently in this configuration during office hours as it’s hard to generate any interest when you do pretty much the same thing repeatedly. Here’s a run down of his week:

Monday – a stress in all ways; from getting up to getting home and all in between. Blue Monday to be sure. Where’s the weekend?

Tuesday – a grey day. Not much happened. But it is Tuesday so no catastrophes is considered a win. Where’s the weekend?

Wednesday – A day out of the office attending a training course. More enjoyable because of the novelty of not being in the office but don’t get carried away. It’s only Wednesday. Where’s the weekend?

Thursday – Some rays of sunshine – both literal and metaphorical – are just beginning to show through. You know the weekend isn’t too far away and it’s Thirsty Thursday so things could be worse. Today feels a little shorter than the earlier days of the week. Still, where’s the weekend?

Friday – Much brighter all round. But still at work. The weekend is so close you can smell it. Where’s the weekend?

Cheers

id-iom

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The Power of Voodoo

I was reading the other day of something called the Mpemba effect which roughly states that under certain conditions hot water will freeze quicker than cold water. After thinking about it for a while and then reading a little more on the subject I have come to the conclusion that this simple fact has blown my tiny mind. Surely that is the most counter-intuitive thing you’ll hear all day? How does that make any sense at all? Is it magic?

Now, what does this have to do with today’s post I can hear our legions of readers crying? Well, frankly, it’s something of a tenuous link to today’s piece which is called ‘The Power of Voodoo’. She’s something of an abstract combination of spray paint, stencils and screen printing on a lovely old piece of slate which we saved from certain death. Hence our title for this little beauty as she has been resurrected and will now hopefully have a full and happy second life as a piece of art.

Cheers

id-iom

Title: The Power of Voodoo
Media: Spray paint and screen print on roof slate
Size: 30 x 46 cm slate
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Full of Win!

Full of Win!

Full of Win!

It has been said before that I’m such a loser i can’t even make friends on the internet but that is just not true – All i do is win! I’m full of the stuff, all you have to do is give me a little shake and it’s like you’re sat next to Lady Luck. Winner winner chicken dinner!!

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Full of Win!
Media: Spray paint and screen prints on roof slate
Size: 50 x 25 cm slate
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Sir Skellington Win

This is the tale of Sir Skellington Win,
who lived up a tree and was incredibly thin.
He constantly told tales of sorrow and loss,
yet somehow still thought that he was the boss.
He had a hat made of glass and two hairs on his chin,
and whatever he played would invariably win.
Apart from love where he was a loser,
even through fantastical tales he could never amuse her.
One day he was walking in his armour of tin,
and happened upon a lady stuck in a bin.
She really was making such a din,
that he could do little but stare and take a sip of his gin.
He took his bottle and looked within,
and could see the reflections of his favourite kin.
With this bitter thought he came to see
that thinking in rhyme was incredibly twee.
So he helped the lady out of the bin and she was very grateful. And that was that.

Can you tell I’ve been having some trouble with today’s write up? If you think you can do any better then i’d suggest you take up professional poetry as my effort is surely gold star standard for an under 12?

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Sir Skellington Win
Media: Spray paint and screen print on slate
Size: 46 x 31 cm slate
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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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I came to the festival for love

I came to the festival for love slate. Now loose on the street.

I came to the festival for love slate (front)

I came to the festival for love slate (back)

Here we have the third installment of our Back to the Future mixtape project which sees us combine two of our loves – music and street art.

Our plan is simple. Get some new mixes together, burn them on CD and then put them out on the street with some exclusive slate cover art to see what happened. The piece is the size of a standard roofing slate (about 40 x 28 cm) and has the CD securely taped to the back so she should last a reasonable amount of time out in the open. It has been completed using the magic of paint pens, spraypaint and stencils. They are signed on reverse with our trademark id-iom stencil and logo.

With sunshine the prevailing weather condition for once we can finally get round to the idea that summer – and the always amusing festival season – is on the way. I’ve been to Glastonbury every available year since 1999 and thoroughly enjoyed myself every time – come rain or shine. I’m sure this year will be no exception. The poor lady in this piece however is not having such a great time as she’s gone to a festival and someone has callously broken her heart. My best advice to her would be to head to the bar…

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.

Happy hunting!

Cheers

id-iom

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Futility – Back to the Future mixtape project

Futility – Back to the Future mixtape project

Futility (front)

Futility (back)

This is the second instalment of our ‘Back to the Future’ mixtape project which sees us combine our two of our loves – music and street art. Basically 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 is the second id-iom mix called ‘Futility’ and will soon be followed by mixes from a (hopefully) eclectic range of other Djs.

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.

It’s the size of a standard roofing slate and has the CD securely taped to the back so she should last a reasonable amount of time out in the open. It has been completed using the magic of paint pens, spraypaint and stencils. They are signed on reverse with our trademark id-iom stencil and logo.

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:

Happy hunting!

Cheers

id-iom

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