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Space invaders stole my cow!

UFO’s. We’ve all seen one (haven’t we?) We know they can make crop circles, traverse the skies at lightning speeds and steal both humans and livestock to experiment on… Well, we now have proof (of sorts!)

We don’t really get into the centre of London all that often so i was quite surprised when i came across a large Space Invader piece (as they usually tend to be quite small) on the side of a car park just off New Oxford street. It didn’t take too long for inspiration to strike and so once we’d come up with a suitable design we headed back down to complete our nefarious plan. I was quite surprised that this idea hadn’t been done before by somebody – but after a little bit of intenet research it would appear that it hasn’t…

Looking back we could probably have done it a bit quicker if we’d actually worked out a proper plan beforehand but i suppose hindsight is a wonderful thing.

Anyway if you see Invader tell him i want my cow back…

Cheers

id-iom

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Blow your mind – id-iom @ the Herbert Museum, Coventry

We were invited up to Coventry on the weekend to do some spraypainting for the Herbert Museum as they are soon to do a street art prints exhibition. We only managed to come up with a design towards the middle of last week and so (as ever) didn’t exactly leave ouselves much time for the cutting and general preparation. The concept was fairly simple in that the model (me!) would be opening a carboard box marked ‘Herbert’ and a concentrated beam of light would be coming out of the box (which is meant to represent the contents of the Herbert) that would ‘blow your mind’ and turn into a multicoloured stencil explosion after passing through the prism of his mind. ¬†High concept indeed…

After an early Saturday start and a couple of hours drive the weather wasn’t great but was at least beginning to look up. Thankfully however we were working under a large gazebo-like tent so the few showers that did turn up didn’t even make us pause. After the boards were put together for us we set to work.

There were also a few other artists painting some boards as well including Pahnl, AsOne, Newso and Ame 72. All in all it was a great day out. We didn’t get to see all that much of Coventry and the little we did see I really quite liked. The ruins of the old cathedral (that were destroyed during the blitz) were particularly nice. On the downside thought there were bouncers outside a couple of the city centre pubs by 10.30am which i took to be something of a dubious sign…

We were the last to finish our picture but by the end of the day the weather was glorious and we had managed to gather a pretty reasonable crowd to watch us putting the final touches to it. After we had finished the guys from the Herbert said that our piece would be finding a new home inside the gallery Рwhich is nice!

Big thanks to Dom and Jess from the Herbert for sorting everything out for us!

Cheers

id-iom

id-iom
Title: Blow your mind
Media: Stencils and spraypaint
Size: 2.4m x 2.4m

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