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Double trouble

When Freddy and Freda arrive at any party the host should be very wary. Just last weekend these two dolts managed to gain entry into a friend’s house during a little get together he was having with a few friends including Jeffery Archer, Ant McPartlin, Theresa May and Sir Asmund Quayle to name but a few.

Whilst the host was otherwise engaged with some hor d’oeuvres in the kitchen Freddy and Freda managed to get into a game of  Slap, Tickle, Punch with the Prime Minister, McPartlin and that exuberant cad Sir Asmund Quayle. Now if there is ever two people not to consider having a game of Slap, Tickle, Punch with it would be Freddy and Freda. Needless to say it ended predictably with a couple of bruised faces and a late night visit to A&E but, as you can see, Freddy and Freda were happy with the result. 

It is A3 in size and made using acrylic, charcoal, paint pen and spray paint. drop us a line if interested.

Cheers

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Happy Happy (always) Happy

So with Valentines Day upon us, those without a significant other may start to feel a little blue this time of year. This is mainly due to the fact that every shop you enter is trying to sell you some overpriced, thoughtless gift with saccharine sentiments that just doesn’t seem to match where your head is at. It’s February, it’s cold, it’s the start of Lent, you haven’t been to the gym and it seems all you are eating is pie and chips on repeat. To rub your nose in it most people who have a significant other will be fawning over each other like their relationship didn’t exist yesterday and won’t exist tomorrow and that could possibly be said for some people who forget about today. You though have to deal with today and a number of loved up people asking you about your Valentines. It’s enough to get even the most stable and grounded person asking whether they are happy with their lot in life. Happy Valentine’s…

Cheers

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Love the person within

Love the person within

Love the person within

Now this might seem quite a difficult proposition when you have devil horns and pincer-like claws for hands but this guy is actually a very prominent self-help guru who gets paid handsomely to tell people such mantra’s as ‘Love the person within’. I first met him with Sir Asmund Quayle who was taking a court mandated course which stemmed from an unfortunate accident involving two police officers, a bag of wine gums and a small falabella called rusty. I’m not exactly sure why crab hands was there but I’m pretty sure he shouldn’t have been left in a room with Sir Asmund. By the end of the course they were as thick as thieves and planning a hedonistic self help royal rumble, whatever one of them is, but they did promise me tickets so I’ll let you know how it goes.

Cheers

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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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Shoulder to shoulder we stand

When we got a call asking if we’d like to come out to the countryside near Elstree and do a bit of a live paint and a graffiti workshop of kinds for a Samsung event we thought ‘why not? that sounds like fun’. Thankfully the weather was glorious as we were painting outside and over the course of the afternoon we had 22 teams come over and they had to produce a bit of artwork (either as a team or as individuals) which we would then judge with the winner taking home an original id-iom canvas. I wish my phone hadn’t run out of power as we had some great entries but the winner was the man who stayed for a good 25 minutes after his team had left in order to complete his entry. That’s dedication to the artistic cause for you.

After that we had to get busy creating the big canvas that they’d take away for their office as a reminder of their day chilling with us. How sweet. Using their ‘shoulder to shoulder’ theme for the day as our inspiration we set to work creating this bad lad. Featuring four guys wearing vests in the colour of their branding for the day, the Samsung ‘S’ as the necklace on one of the guys and the Samsung ‘A’ as the yellow wallpaper background element. Coming in at a sizeable 1.8 x 1.2 m it was fun to create but I dread to think what we would have produced if the weather hadn’t been so agreeable…

Cheers

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Too much funk

Too much funk

Whilst in the studio recently trying to come up with ideas for the inaugural Cheltenham paint festival amongst other potential jobs that we have on I had the music blaring. I thought it was on random/shuffle but to my dismay I must have turned it off and my player started in on the psychedelic love funk category – which can only be listened to in short bursts or there is a high risk of becoming a certified risk to yourself and anyone around you.

Luckily this time I was alone but that just meant I tumbled into the hole of psychedelic funk without anyone to help pull me out. I’m not sure how long I was down there but I only came to after the other half of id-iom walked in and after seeing me quickly turned off the music. I was in a bad way for quite a while but the NHS helpline advised me to paint a self portrait to try and counteract the effects. Anyway, this is the result of a heavy session on the psychedelic love funk. Be warned.

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I know words. I have the best words.

Sometimes Donald Trump is difficult to ignore. Not only is he President of the USA but he loves to tweet like a madman on ephedrine. He’s come out with many cromulent quotes designed to embiggen his own reputation and has even delved into the world of neology with such memorable words as ‘schlonged’ and, of course, ‘covfefe’, which is admittedly probably a typo but when you’re President you’ve got to watch our for such things as spelling.

Once you combine this with his opulent orange permatan, luxurious thatch of downy hair and tiny hands then you’ve definitely got a character worthy of some id-iom attention. The main quote used was from 2013 Twitter tirade and is, of course, about the man himself but I had to incorporate my second favourite quote ‘I know words. I have the best words’ which really elaborates on his eloquence.

He’s lasercut on wood then lovingly hand painted. As it’s the Trumpster I saw fit to include some gold paint, silver leaf, sequins, crystal resin and some pilfered logos. And there you have it. Drop us a line if interested.

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