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An ode to Highgate

‘Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it’. So spoke the eponymous hero in 1986’s Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.  I was in North London on something of a busman’s holiday and decided this was solid advice worth heeding so headed out to do some ‘research’ into Highgate. It somehow yielded this result. 

Some interesting facts about Highgate; St Michael’s Church (pictured) is the highest church in London and as you enter the church you are all but level with the cross on the top of St Paul’s Cathedral, there’s literally tons of famous people buried in Highgate Cemetery from Karl Marx and George Michael to Jeremy Beadle and Alexander Litvinchenko, the 18th century farcical oath of ‘Swearing on the Horns’ was traditionally given to visitors at Highgate pubs. If you don’t know about ‘Swearing on the Horns’ you really should check it out… 

To celebrate these facts and Highgate in general I’ve produced this image. I think that’s the best explanation I can come up with for its existence. It would be good to have a proper use for it. I should probably get on with some real work…

Cheers

id-iom

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Madam, I think you have something on your face – A collaboration between id-iom & Sir George Raggett

Madam, I think you have something on your face - A collaboration between id-iom & Sir George Raggett Madam, I think you have something on your face – A collaboration between id-iom & Sir George Raggett

Here at id-iom HQ we use collaboration pretty much every day to produce our pieces. So it should come as no surprise that we are always more than happy to collaborate with other people. In fact it’s a whole load of fun as you never quite know what the final product is going to be. And I just love a bit of mystery.

This time around we got in touch with the honourable Sir George Raggett. If you haven’t seen his stuff before go give it a look. I think you’ll agree he has a superb cheeky irreverent style that you’ll just fall in love with. If it isn’t obvious who did which parts of this piece we did the girl and George did the sardines. Ours is not to reason why. This is the first of 3 collaborations we’ve done with George, so expect to see more soon enough.

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Madam, I think you have something on your face – A collaboration between id-iom & Sir George Raggett
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, spray paint, watercolour and charcoal
Size: A3

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