September 14, 2011 · 12:14 pm
id-iom's How to Get Your Man at the Electric Social
Electric Social downstairs wall
Electric Social dripping bulb logo
Electric Social cassette
Crack squirrel on bar
Gotta make it home for Eastenders!
Magpie on doorway - looking just a little shifty...
He doesn't look so shifty from a distance
A slightly worried looking rabbit. He knows what the squirrels are up to...
Mick the magpie looking for a good holiday read
Owl in the woodland
You have to look close but he's there...
Your lunch smells lovely...
Magpie in the woodland
There's a mouse! Where? There on the stair!
Since when can squirrels read?
Aha! That's why she has that enigmatic smile. Because of the cute squirrel.
We’ve been a little quiet of late but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been busy! We have in fact been very busy working with dangerous animals and giant stencils on a new bar that has opened in Brixton.
The Electric Social on Acre Lane is now open for business and looking spiffing – complete with id-iom enhanced interior! Downstairs we have done a 10 metre section of downstairs wall with an Electric Social lightbulb wallpaper and a big piece over it entitled ‘id-iom’s How to Get Your Man’. Then upstairs we have done a large Electric Social cassette tape behind the stage. Scattered throughout we have painted numerous happy woodland animals. There’s mice, rats, magpies, a stoat and an owl. Unfortunately there’s a couple of bad eggs that have slipped in too – as the bloody squirrels have only been at the crack again! They’ll be chewing on the wiring again before you know it…
The Brixton crack squirrels were actually inspired by a couple of ‘true’ stories (I use true in the loosest sense of the word – mainly that it was reported by The Guardian and The Sun newspapers).
NEWS JUST IN – it’s been confirmed that one of my favourite DJ’s – A Skillz – will be playing at the the grand opening of the Electric Social on Friday 30th September. Now I just hope they were serious about that bar tab for us…
PS – You can see bigger shots of all the work on our Flickr page (plus a couple of extra shots not uploaded here)
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August 16, 2011 · 12:45 pm
After doing a blue version of this canvas which we gave to the manager of the soon-to-be open Electric Social we finally got round to doing a couple more for them to play with. The wording to go on the tape is yet to be finalised (depending on what they want).
We will be moving on with getting some work up in the venue in the next couple of days. And we even get to use a scissor lift. So there…
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August 2, 2011 · 4:28 pm
We have been commissioned to do some work for a new bar that is opening in Brixton later this month. The Electric Social is to be reborn on the site of The Gold Coast on Acre Lane and is already looking to be something pretty special (and that’s before we’ve got in to add our bit of sparkle!) It’s set over two floors and is due to be open for the upcoming Bank Holiday weekend towards the end of the month so we’ve been hard at work for the past couple of weeks getting a load of designs together which will be adorning various walls.
Anyway the piece above was done as after doing far too many hours of pure design I decided to take a little time out from the computer to get practical and cut a couple of stencils that are definitely going to be used in there somewhere – and this is one of them. We are looking to get some pretty big pieces up so excited doesn’t begin to cover it (especially as all the design work is now pretty much all done – so it’s onto the exciting paint flinging part next!)
We’ll have some updates in the coming weeks but you can expect some classic id-iom work…
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