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Never underestimate rabbits

Never underestimate rabbits

Never underestimate rabbits

I think the clue is in the title on this one. We all know that rabbits are hardly trustworthy at the best of times right? Well i can safely say that you can never underestimate one that tests make up on itself! They are definitely the worst kind and not to be trusted under any conditions. You can just see it in their beady (but beautifully made up) little eyes.

Consider this more of a warning sign than anything else. My work here is done…

It is A2 in size and is made using the magic of collage, acrylic paint and paint pen . Signed on reverse.

Here is the ebay link

For further information about us and what we get up to you can visit our flickr (www.flickr.com/id-iom) and twitter (@thisisidiom).

Cheers

id-iom

 

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We’re going to rock down to Electric Social – and then we’ll take it higher!

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...

King Stoat

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’sA 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…

Cheers

id-iom

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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Kung hei fat choi! (Happy Chinese New Year!) – 2011 – The Year of the Rabbit

As i’m sure everyone is aware – today is the Chinese New Year. And a very happy New Year to all of you!

This year it’s to be the Year of the Rabbit. Apparently people born in the year of the Rabbit are gracious, good friends, kind, sensitive, soft-spoken, amiable, elegant, reserved, cautious, artistic, thorough, tender, self-assured, shy, astute, compassionate, lucky, flexible. On the downside though they can be moody, detached, superficial, self-indulgent, opportunistic and stubborn. I’m pretty sure that’s all bases covered with that one – although personally i find rabbits to be more than a little dodgy. But then what do i know?

Rabbits are those born in 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1999 and, of course, 2011. Have a good one. See you next year…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: 2011 – Year of the Rabbit

Media: Screen print, spraypaint and stencils

Size: A3

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Never Underestimate Rabbits!

With the Chinese Year of the Rabbit fast approaching (it’s Feb 3rd in case you didn’t  know!) I thought it best to get this one out of the way. This is why i’m dubious as to what will happen in 2011.

I think the clue is in the title on this one. We all know that rabbits are hardly trustworthy at the best of times right? Well i can safely say that you can never underestimate one that tests make up on itself! They are definitely the worst kind and not to be trusted under any conditions. You can just see it in their beady little eyes.

Consider this more of a warning sign than anything else. You have been warned…

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Never underestimate rabbits

Media: Acrylic, ink, spray paint, UV paint, interference paint, collage and paint pen

Size: A2

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Oswald the Unlucky Rabbit

Whilst i’m in a slightly fuzzy Disney state of mind I thought that i may as well drop another little cartoon based creation. Whilst snooping around online for our DUCK! piece we came across the fact that Mickey Mouse was created as a replacement for an earlier charactler called Oswald the Lucky Rabbit who has been in some kind of animated character limbo since the late 40’s (although now is apparently having something a resurgence after those crazy kids in Japan took him to heart). Quite why Oswald seems to have been relegated to the scrap pile whilst Mickey seems to enjoy something akin to eternal life i’m not so sure. Either way he certainly doesn’t seem to be the luckiest rabbit in world…

In fact, whilst i’m on the subject – why on earth are rabbit’s feet considered lucky? I’ve just looked online and it would seem the practice is commonplace the world over and has been so since at least 600BC! Apparently they could be considered as some kind of rite of passage for young hunters. It certainly doesn’t seem so lucky for the cute little rabbits though!

Cheers

id-iom

id-iom
Title: Oswald the Unlucky Rabbit
Media: Spraypaint, acylic and paint pen
Size: A2

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Brand New Music

We were asked to do a triptych of 1m x 1m canvases for the launch night for a new company (http://wearebrandnewmusic.co.uk) that was putting on a night of new British talent at the Gramaphone Bar in London’s East End. My main headache was actually putting the canvases up as the wall was curved and was also seemingly constructed of solid rock behind a thin veneer of plaster – and my pound-shop nails would penentrate only as far as the plaster before bending entirely out of shape. Needless to say that when i did have the canvases put up they weren’t as sturdily installed as one would usually hope in this situation…

As it was indoors we couldn’t use spraypaint and when this was combined with the fact that we’d have about an hour on the night to work on the canvases and the fact that it was my birthday the next day (and I would therefore be looking to have a celebratory tipple or two) it seemed like a good idea to leave as little work to do on the night as possible so we got them all finished up apart from the lettering and then finished that on the evening. I can’t exactly remember the end of the night although I do remember having a good time…

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