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id-iom vs The Mere Scribbler

id-iom vs The Mere Scribbler

id-iom vs The Mere Scribbler

There’s nothing id-iom likes more than a good pub so when we got the call from an imminently opening pub in Streatham called The Mere Scribbler and were asked to do a portrait in their beer garden of Frances Burney – after whom the pub is named – we jumped at the chance. Frances ‘Fanny’ Burney was a 18th century novelist, diarist and playwright who progressed her career in the area. Given the limited number of pictures of Fanny that are available we didn’t have all that much to work with other than a handful of severe looking portraits from the time. After a bit of toing and froing however we finally had an agreed design. There’s no detail in her hair as they are going to get some ivy on the wall which will, in time, hopefully become her hair so the plain yellow is a bit of a stopgap til then. If ever there’s a decent excuse needed to go to the pub then I guess that’s it…

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The Smiley Bandit

Here at id-iom we love experimentation and we also love a bit of sunshine. Yesterday we manage to enjoy both of them simultaneously and this behatted hipster is the result. With the hottest day of the year on our hands (a blistering 17 degrees) we hit the garden with a nice white canvas and set to work. To give the piece something of a random feel the background was created by one member of id-iom who was blindfolded throughout and had to follow the direction of the other member of id-iom – who was not allowed to touch the picture. As you can probably imagine things did not go entirely smoothly. But it was highly amusing.

Once the background was done the blindfold came off and we both regarded what we had created. We both laughed. From there we followed a quickly spiralling path until ‘The Smiley Bandit’ was born. Be warned. With his fancy suit jacket and natty hat he will most definitely eat all your eggs. If he takes your fancy then drop us a line. Any reasonable offer considered. Much like the bandit himself.

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Something strange

With scientists discovering a new planetary system, Trappist 1, with a few planets that within the so called ‘Goldilocks zone’ (neither too hot nor too cold to support human life) this lady was somewhat fixated upon this news and was pondering what it could all mean for the human race when suddenly a light appeared in the sky above her. The light pulsed and expanded and then disappeared. And just like that, she was gone too. I know because I saw the whole thing. What exactly it all means I’m not too sure. I think it was probably the men in black. All I know is I’m not giving it too much thought. Just in case. I don’t want something strange happening to me too…

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id-iom vs Rosa’s Thai Cafe

When we got a call from Rosa’s Thai Cafe about painting a mural at their imminently opening new branch in Brixton we jumped at the chance. Amongst other things it’s nice working close to home for a change. After a couple of meetings and a bit of R&D banter with them and their architects/interior designers it was decided that a shutter wall would be constructed to give it that grimy urban look and we’d paint directly onto that. After batting round a few designs we finally had a winner – the slightly bemused looking lady with a custom designed ambigram wallpaper style background.

Given that we’ve done this enough times to know that the wallpaper stencil would be slightly lost on the shutters due to their curvature we decided to go belt & braces with it and laser cut some wooden cutouts of the wallpaper design so there would still be some clarity to the design if you cared to look that closely. After a busy day’s painting whilst the workmen were still at work on the interior we managed to get it all completed. Given that it’s the launch party this evening it looks like the install went just fine from there. Time for us to dig out some glad rags for later…

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Der Froschkönig Oder

Der Froschkönig Oder

Der Froschkönig Oder

Trust id-iom. Just as the UK votes Brexit we start getting to grips with German. Typical. This piece is for all those gals (or guys) who have found their lovely little frog prince and just need to seal the deal with a kiss. As you can see not only is this fella a king amongst frogs but he also has a catchy little gimmick to catch your attention – a small helium balloon showing how much he loves you. Just one kiss and he’ll transmogrify right in front of yours into the man of your dreams. You’ve just got to get over kissing a frog first.

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Pastel Splat

pastel Splat

Pastel Splat

Can you name a female clown? You have 5 seconds. I didn’t think so. Ladies and gentlemen, may I present to the you Splat the Clown . Here we have Splat’s serene clown face in profile. In yet another male dominated profession she has risen to the top by the sheer force of her tomfoolery and pratfalls. Her aim with a custard pie is nothing short of exceptional but, like everyone, she occasionally needs a little down time to recharge and here she is in a rare moment of repose before her trademark toothy grin comes back into play.

Does this make any sense? Have I been drinking again? Who knows. Tune in tomorrow for more of the same…

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The Incumbent

The Incumbent

The Incumbent

I did this one a while ago but since America is about to get a new president I thought it might be about time to get it on. I have to admit that originally it had nothing to do with Americas incumbent president but the similarities are striking between him and our reprobate of an associate Sir Asmund Quayle’s quest to become the new head of FIFA.

At the time Sir Asmund had just won the election to become FIFA’s new head. It would seem his well-deserved reputation of being a shameless rapscallion and self promoter had finally worked in his favour. Thankfully he does not see his spectrum-wide ineptitude in understanding the complexities of his position and his lack of willingness to dish out the appropriate backhanders as reasons why he can’t fulfil his new role. In fact he sees them as reasons he will do his job better than his predecessor. And who’s to say he’s not wrong. Only time will tell.

As an aside, it’s not me directly calling Sir Asmund a peasant but just a quote I found on the internet by Woodrow Wilson that I feel sums up this bizarre situation perfectly.

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