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M.A.S.K

Kate here has been a bit depressed for the last few months. For the past 36 years (from the age of 10) she has been a world authority on the short-lived media franchise that was M.A.S.K. For the uninitiated, M.A.S.K was much like Transformers in so far that they were both an animated series and toy line. They even both featured transforming vehicles. And were also both keen marketing ploy’s by Kenner and Hasbro respectively. 

Anyway, Kate is sad because until May this year she was living the impossible dream. M.A.S.K was, much like Transformers, due to hit the big screen and have a resurgence of interest. She’d even got  a segment of the lyrics to the theme song tattooed on her buttock – ‘No one knows what lies behind the masquerades!’ – but then came the sad news that the project was getting shelved again. S.A.D.

To this day Kate wears her M.A.S.K branded eye mask to honour her heroes and dream of the movie franchise that is surely to be…

She’s on A4 made using watercolour, ink, acrylic, paint pen and pencil. Drop us a line if you’d like her on your wall…

Cheers

id-iom

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Gotcha!

Stencilled lady. Mysterious sphere. Circle game tattoo. I’ve really outdone myself with this one and combined some of my favourite things into one image. If I got you with the circle game tattoo then you can just punch yourself in the arm and we’ll call it quits. If you know then it needs no explaining and if you don’t then that’s what the internet is for. Right, what’s next?

She’s on A2 and has been made using the magic of stencils, spraypaint and imagination. Drop us a line if you’d like to give her a new home. I think she’d like that…

Love

id-iom

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All for the likes – a modern fairy tale

All for the likes – a brief modern fairy tale

Social media can definitely be a force for good but I think we’re all too aware it has a darker side too. Social media influencer Kylie here is so tied up in her impeccably curated Instagram profile and getting more likes for each and every picture that she posts that she decided to have a modified Facebook ‘love’ tattoo done in an attempt to hit the magical 500K followers where apparently those lucrative but elusive sponsorship deals start rolling in.

Sadly all she got was a notification from Instagram saying the post contravenes policy and her entire account had been suspended pending an investigation. It’s currently unclear if she lives happily ever after.
Kylie is on A2 and is made using the magic of spraypaint, stencils and imagination. Drop us a line if interested in giving her a new home…

Love

id-iom

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Street drinking and colouring in

If there’s two things that id-iom both enjoy and are good at it’s street drinking and colouring in so we thought we’d produce a cheeky bit of art to celebrate those very things. We’ve gone for a stripped back street scene with a very thirsty lady taking a good swig from her bottle of brew waiting to be coloured in. The words, which are a bit tricky to read in the pic due to the reflections from the crystal resin, read ‘There’s always time for a bit of street drinking and colouring in. Maybe add a few tattoo’s. Give her some attitude. It’s fun and easy to do’. And there you have it.

She’s lasercut on wood at 39 x 28cm then lovingly hand painted before some crystal resin has been drizzled on. Drop us a line if interested.

Cheers

id-iom

 

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Phil Collins – No Context Required

Another day, another Phil Collins inspired piece. Today’s out of context quote from Phil is him bemoaning his success and potential overexposure in his heyday in the 80’s and realising how it could lead to something of a backlash. I’ve juxtaposed his quote with a bodybuilder with a cat’s head. Mainly because I can but also because it removes the quote so far from context that it takes it to another dimension all together – which appeals to me hugely. Once you’ve liberally sprinkled a few pilfered logos in and given it a yellow and grey background then you’ve got another successful ‘No context required’ piece.

It’s laser engraved on wood then hand painted and stands proud at 39 x 26cm. Drop us a line if you’re interested…

Cheers

id-iom

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It’s colouring time!

It’s been a little while since we’ve been asked down the White Horse to furnish them with a little patented id-iom art for their fine establishment. We’ve done the ladies toilet doors before and they are quite something to behold before they get repainted.

Before working in the ladies I was under the impression they would be a demure locale refreshingly free from the kind of low grade graffiti often on show in the gents. How wrong I was. The gents toilet was, it turned out, pretty clean by comparison. And certainly had pretty tame graffiti given the calibre and number of swear words and associated pictures on the backs of the toilet doors in the ladies. Talk about potty mouth.

Anyway, given the proclivity of the ladies who frequent the toilets to keep adding embellishments to the decorations we thought we may as well bow to the inevitable and give them something fun to work with. I just hope they stay within the lines. We’ll be back in a few months for an update and I imagine you’ll see what I mean…

Cheers

id-iom

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We have lift off!

We have lift off!

We have lift off!

 

Last week I put up a walking skeleton which I’m aiming to get immortalised in ink on my arm and today we have another image which will hopefully be  recorded for posterity on my half sleeve. I’ve always liked ducks and this bad boy has just achieved lift off velocity and now the sky’s the limit! Like all the other bits we’ve done around our House of Graffiti this will only be around for a very short while before the whole place is demolished. C’est la vie…

Cheers

id-iom

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The hidden auditorium of my skull

The hidden auditorium of my skull

The hidden auditorium of my skull

I like listening to music when I’m painting and sometimes I also like making up a few ditty’s in my musically-inadequate little brain and then proceed to attempt to hum/whistle/sing them. Luckily for me there aren’t that many people to hear these dire arrangements of mine apart from the other half of id-iom and he probably deserves the torture anyway. Surely he owes penance for something, I know he’s no good Samaritan and that’s for sure.

Anyway, just yesterday there I was getting ready for Sand, Sea and Spray when a wicked little tune popped into my skull making it nigh on impossible to carry on with what i was doing. To carry on cutting the stencil I was working on was just wrong so with this merry song swirling around in my bonce I jumped in to one of the other studio rooms to see if I could get it ‘from pen to paper’ as they say and inflict it on the nearest wall through the medium of paint. As you can probably tell I failed to portray the tune so settled for something that reflected the futility of what I was attempting. Maybe next time I’ll capture the tune and create a whole new field of art…

Cheers

id-iom

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Love stained

Another day, another vampire picture… There i was thinking i’d got the Twilight/vampire inspired pieces all done and dusted and then i have to go and pull this little number out. Hopefully this will be the last one but sometimes you can only do what you muse tells you to. I think i really need to get out and do some damage to a wall somewhere now…

At least i’m happy with the results of a couple of new effects which i tried out on this one.

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Love stained

Media: Acrylic, spray paint ink, charcoal and paint pen

Size: A2

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