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Dropping the bomb

How about this for a blast from the past? This is some original old school id-iom graffiti from probably about 1988 or thereabouts and is still going strong. That’s mainly because it’s on the back of a cupboard in the attic at our family home so there’s been little opportunity for anyone else to tag over it. I’m glad our vandalistic tendencies we’re in show even back then though. I’m not sure if it’s subconscious or what but our sometime motto is ‘dropping the bomb with absolute aplomb’ and this early throwup eerily connects with that. Spooky! But then it is almost Hop-tu-naa (or Halloween as other people call it)…




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Fame and fortune here we come…

id-iom in NME

Well we had a picture feature for a full split second on the Culture Show last week  and now we’ve got our work at Seven featured in this week’s NME as a background for a photo shoot featuring upcoming singer Jessie Ware. I’m sure eagle eyed readers will have spotted both of these already of course.

Whatever next? Perhaps we’ll get a close up of a tiny part of one of our pieces in a music video. You’ve got to have aspirations in this world. World domination will follow in due course.



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Sometimes it all just gets a bit much…

I’m sure i’m not alone in feeling that occasionally it all just gets a bit much. Bills, emails, deadlines, texts, meetings, adverts and a million other diversions are constantly vying for our attention and sometimes it all just seems to result in a day when you are sure you have just about as much as you can take and the next thing to happen will be some kind of fatal brain embolism. I’m not entirely sure if you would exactly call that inspiration but it is certainly the thinking  behind this piece…

At least it’s the weekend now!



id-iomTitle: Sometimes it all just gets a bit much

Media: Screenprint and spraypaint

Size: 40 x 28 cm piece of Slate


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ADE 651 next generation – in store now (by id-iom)

Before i start this post i should make clear that to you really need to read the scandalous story of the ADE 651 (and prepare to be astounded!)  – wikipedia entry on ADE 651

Because you demanded it we’ve gone and developed a brand new version of our top selling remote portable substance detector! Forget the ADE 651, be amazed by the new ADE 652 – brought to you by ATSC industries…

Text from front of pack:

Brand new product
Stylish new design

Sniff out whatever you want wherever you want

Needs no batteries – powered by solar winds

Used the world over

Based on principles of nuclear quadropole resonance

Another great ATSC product

Text from back of pack:

By programming the detection cards to specifically target a particular substance, (through the proprietary process of electro-static matching of the ionic charge and structure of the substance), the ADE 652 will ‘by-pass’ all known attempts to conceal the target substance.

Can detect anything you want (including, but not limited to, guns, ammunition, drugs, truffles, zombies, robots, unicorns and bank notes) from a distance of up to 10 miles – through lead, water, rock or even from an airplane (up to an altitude of 5 kilometres).

Major-General Jehad al-Jabiri of Iraq’s Interior Ministry’s General Directorate for Combating Explosives has defended the device: "Whether it’s magic or scientific, what I care about is detecting bombs. I don’t care what they say. I know more about bombs than the Americans do. In fact, I know more about bombs than anyone in the world”

Bigger versions of the pictures can be found here

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