When things get a little hot

When the hot days get to much, what are the options? Climb into a freezer, book a one way ticket to the Antarctic, jump into a swimming pool or alternatively like this lady, do nothing and spontaneously combust.

For option one you would need a serial killer’s size freezer. For option two you would need to either stow away on a military plane or alternatively get a job at a science outpost. Option three is probably the most achievable but probably the one lacking the most danger. Option four seems the most out of the box solution and I’m not condoning her practises but i have to say she rolled with it amazingly and looked like she was enjoying herself immensely. 

I’d consider putting her out but can already feel the heat from the flames. I figure she’ll either be okay or not. It’s probably just a special effect no?

Cheers

Id-iom

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Must remember to rub out the lines

I think the title says it all. My only excuse was that I was working late in the studio, I didn’t have my bifocals on and I was hungry. With everywhere closed nearby I had a look around the studio and found a sandwich the other half of id-iom had left earlier in the day before he had run out of the studio screaming. That should have been enough of a sign but alas I was hard at work and hungry.

I obviously ate the sandwich, the next thing I know is that I’m tripping out of my head. It’s probably best not to get into what I did during those few hours but I did manage to leave this behind which I only found after returning to the studio days later.

Sadly I still haven’t found the other half of id-iom but I do keep hearing reports that there is a paint covered man running around Brixton talking about a new colour he has come up with.

Let’s just hope he can recreate it when he gets back to the studio

Cheers

Id-iom

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We fight because we must – hot foil

With the memory of the Extinction Rebellion protests in Central London still fresh I thought I’d design a propaganda poster of sorts. The speed at which we humans are destroying our own biosphere is nothing short of astonishing. If only we could apply ourselves to less destructive activities we may even have a chance still. So, we fight because we must. 

Anyway, if you’ve ever wanted an id-iom piece but didn’t have the dollar then worry no further. We’re doing a little edition of A4 hot foil prints for £15 unframed (+ postage). Drop us a line if you’re interested in ‘We fight because we must”. 

Cheers

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21 grams pure white

There was a scientific study published in 1907 by Duncan MacDougall which hypothesised that souls have a physical weight and this could be measured by simply weighing a patient both before and after death. The weight that he came up with for the soul? Why 21 grams of course. I’m just guessing at it’s purity and colour with ‘pure white’ but I think we’d all be a little disappointed if it was black and mixed up with some other bodily detritus like a dirty little snot ball.

Anyway, if you’ve ever wanted an id-iom piece but didn’t have the dollar then worry no further. We’re doing a little edition of A4 hot foil prints for £15 unframed (+ postage). Drop us a line if you’re interested in ’21 grams pure white’.

Cheers

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The first schedule – Part 1 and 2

Although the picture is colourful please don’t let that fool you, that is just artistic license. The man in front of me was the dullest person I have ever met. He was a lawyer, suited and booted consisting solely of shades of grey. From his suit, to his hair, to the grey sheen to his eyes, just completely grey. I was stuck in a lift with him and all he would talk about was the first schedule, a subject I had no clue about, and still don’t want to. Anyway, after he had explained part 1, he tried to move on to part 2 and this is where I had to draw the line, figuratively and physically. I told him that he couldn’t move if I was going to draw him and that included his mouth. By the time the fire brigade had arrived, I had completed this picture.

The lesson of this tale I hear you ask? Always carry a small kit of paints with you to disarm any dullard when stuck in a lift…

Cheers

Id-iom

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id-iom go back to school

Usually when we work we like to get paid with a large bag of untraceable diamonds but very occasionally we’ll do it just to see a row of smiling children’s faces that come complete with questions/statements such as ‘Wow. You’re really good’, ‘Will you paint a rainbow?’, ‘How do you get to do that as a job?’ and ‘How do you know which bits to colour?’. Worth it for that alone. 

Anyway when the local primary school comes knocking it seems like it’s time to give a little back. We were asked if we could brighten up some old sheds with the school character’s which are anthropomorphic creatures that embody the school’s values. Such as Casey Courage (the hedgehog), Courtney Curiosity (the magpie), Eddie Excellence (the sea lion/walrus) and Intanya Integrity (the badger). 

 A couple of hours later and hey presto! you’ve got yourself a mural. At least the kids seem to like it as they even sent us a card telling us so! At least our karma score is safe for now…

Love

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Two become one

The other day we were doing a graffiti workshop where people were spray painting skateboard decks. To facilitate this we brought out our big bags of random stencils that we have cultivated over the years. As we were sorting them out before the workshop we came across two pieces stuck together. After a little needling, some swearing and the application of careful hands we managed to extract this thing of beauty from in between them. Two become one, as the Spice Girls famously sang.

Although it is now pretty much useless as a working stencil I think it would look good framed but then what do I know?

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