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Always read the label

Now here’s an adage that i couldn’t agree with more. ‘Always read the label’ is one of the sound bits of advice that plenty of people choose to ignore until it’s a little too late. Usually it’s referring to Ikea cabinets or medicines or somesuch but in this case it’s pertaining to the young lady with ‘Danger!’ prominently emblazoned on her top. Despite her dubious attractions to ignore such advice can only lead to trouble…

Always read the label A3 print edition (of 5)

Always read the label print edition (of 5)

It was Thursday last week when we were contacted by Global Street Art and asked if we’d be interested in decorating some hoardings on Saturday just 20 mins from home down Elephant and Castle way. As we’re now smart enough to have something ready on standby for just such an occasion we leapt at the chance and opted for a large scale adaptation of a design we’d done a small A3 edition of a short while ago (if anyone is interested I think we still have a few of them left!) Due to the size of the space and the fact we had all day to do it we decided to go for one of our chaotic layered backgrounds rather than a plain one as per the original design. There was certainly enough traffic passing by and plenty were happy to stop and see what we were up to. Towards the end of the day we managed to convince Hicks it was a good idea to extend his piece into ours slightly which I think gives better continuity to the whole wall. All in all it was a great day and the icing on the cake was a mere 15 drive back home. Winner.

And here's a little bonus from our personal stash. Our little helper for the day. He was usefully suggesting placement and colour options for us. He came back later with his ladyfriend and posed for some shots. We couldn't have done it without him...

And here’s a little bonus from our personal stash. Our little helper for the day. He was usefully suggesting placement and colour options for us. He came back later with his ladyfriend and posed for some shots. We couldn’t have done it without him…

Cheers

id-iom

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Always read the label

Always read the label (pink)

Always read the label (x4)

So, whilst we’ve been busy getting stuff on eBay we’ve also been tinkering away with some new stuff..

‘Always read the label’ is one of the sound bits of advice that plenty of people choose to ignore until it’s a little too late. Usually it’s referring to medicines or somesuch but in this case it’s pertaining to the young lady with ‘Danger!’ on her top. Despite her dubious attractions to ignore such advice can only lead to trouble…

She’s from an edition of 5 and is an eminently frameable A3 in size. She’s been completed using the magic of screen printing, paint pens, spraypaint and stencils. Signed on reverse.

Cheers

id-iom

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This is who I always wanted to be

This is who I always wanted to be

This is who I always wanted to be

Sometimes in life we end up being the person that everyone else wants us to be and then sometimes, just sometimes we manage to transform into the person we wanted to be through a combination of determination and good luck.

Take this girl as a case in point. She used to be a straight A choir girl who read books on advanced maths in her spare time just for a laugh – but then one day things changed. The day in question is a little tough for me to talk about though as I was there in person and can’t really say any more until the current court proceedings are over. What I can say though is that it involved plenty of alcohol, copious amounts of drugs, numerous firearms, a small amount of explosive and, of course, one of the cutest kittens I have ever come across. Well, one thing led to another and the woman we have before us today was forged in that crucible of fire – a crazy cross between a Robin Hood, Major Disaster and an American Apparel model. Who would ever have guessed? That’s all I’m legally allowed to say for now…

Cheers

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