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Tobacco Bloom

Tobacco Bloom

Tobacco Bloom

A while ago I visited the ‘High Society’ exhibition at the Wellcome Trust and was very surprised to learn via a huge wall mounted infographic that the annual amount of money spent globally on the tobacco market is $625 billion as compared to $200 billion on the total illegal drug market and $825 billion on the entire pharmaceutical market (unfortunately i couldn’t find a version of the infographic image i’m talking about but have found more by the same guy, David McCandless, on his website atwww.informationisbeautiful.net.) This led me to thinking just how much the huge tobacco companies need to continue to sell us their product – and have us buy it. They have so much invested in continuing having millions of addicts that it boggles the mind. In some twisted way this led to the creation of Tobacco Bloom. So there you have it.

An A3 screen print on paper with unique hand finishing. Signed on reverse. Here is the ebay link

Cheers

id-iom

 

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Tobacco Bloom

Tobacco Bloom

Tobacco Bloom

Another piece in the id-iom demolition sale and it’s starting at just 99p. Here is the Ebay link

A while ago I visited the ‘High Society’ exhibition at the Wellcome Trust and was very surprised to learn via a huge wall mounted infographic that the annual amount of money spent globally on the tobacco market is $625 billion as compared to $200 billion on the total illegal drug market and $825 billion on the entire pharmaceutical market (unfortunately i couldn’t find a version of the infographic image i’m talking about but have found more by the same guy, David McCandless, on his website atwww.informationisbeautiful.net) This led me to thinking just how much the huge tobacco companies need to continue to sell us their product – and have us buy it. They have so much invested in continuing having millions of addicts that it boggles the mind. In some twisted way this led to the creation of Tobacco Bloom. So there you have it.

A unique A3 screen print on paper with hand finishing. Signed on reverse.

Cheers

id-iom

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Tobacco Bloom

Tobacco Bloom

So here we’ve got still another piece in the id-iom demolition sale that’s starting at just 99p! Here’s the Ebay link

A while ago I visited the ‘High Society’ exhibition at the Wellcome Trust and was very surprised to learn via a huge wall mounted infographic that the annual amount of money spent globally on the tobacco market is $625 billion as compared to $200 billion on the total illegal drug market and $825 billion on the entire pharmaceutical market (unfortunately i couldn’t find a version of the infographic image i’m talking about but have found more by the same guy, David McCandless, on his website at www.informationisbeautiful.net)

This led me to thinking just how much the huge tobacco companies need to continue to sell us their product – and have us buy it. They have so much invested in continuing having millions of addicts that it boggles the mind. In some twisted way this led to the creation of Tobacco Bloom. So there you have it.

It’s a A3 screen print on paper with unique hand finishing. Signed on reverse.

Cheers

id-iom

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Tobacco bloom

I recently visited the ‘High Society’ exhibition at the Wellcome Trust and was very surprised to learn via a huge wall mounted infographic that the annual amount of money spent globally on the tobacco market is $625 billion as compared to $200 billion on the total illegal drug market and $825 billion on the entire pharmaceutical market (unfortunately i couldn’t find a version of the infographic image i’m talking about but have found more by same guy, David McCandlesshere.) This led me to thinking just how much the huge tobacco companies need to continue to sell us their product – and have us buy it. They have so much invested in continuing having millions of addicts that it boggles the mind.  In some twisted way this led to the creation of Tobacco Bloom. So there you have it.

‘Tobacco Bloom’ comes on either paper or my new favourite medium – slate! It seems that everything works better on slate and it just looks lovely framed (but with no glass in as it’s such a tactile surface).

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Tobacco Bloom slate (green)

Media: Screenprint and watercolour

Size: 40 x 12 cm piece of slate

£80

Title: Tobacco Bloom (Blue)

Media: Screenprint, acrylic and spraypaint

Size: A3

£40

Title: Tobacco Bloom (Pink)

Media: Screenprint, acrylic and spraypaint

Size: A3

£40

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Blast from the past – Big Draw 2008

Whilst having a quick look through our flickr page I came across some photo’s from when we first did The Big Draw back in 2008. It was held in conjunction with the Wellcome Trust and UCL and we were asked to work on the street (which was closed for the day) which linked the sites as there was all sorts going on in both the UCL campus and the Wellcome Trust building. We came up with a few different ideas and set to work.

As we were working with both UCL and the Wellcome Trust we thought it best to come up with some images related to both – so we came up with load of stencils of famous scientists and UCL alumni. Once these had been sprayed on the street we let people abuse them with chalk. One of the funniest points in the day was when i was explaining that we were using ‘temporary’ spraypaint in order to paint on the street. Honestly, what did they expect when they employed a couple of jokers like us. Ha!

Gandhi – UCL alumnus

Rontgen (discoverer of X-rays) with a comedy woman’s body!- Big Draw 2008

Einstein ‘Good morning’ – The Big Draw 2008

Along with making a mess of the pavement we also let anyone who was interested get involved. We had a school party along at one point who stayed with us for over an hour asking question after question. They all seemed fairly happy with the CFC’s though…

As the street had been closed off for the day we also had a couple of ‘found’ street signs that we had doctored in order to entice people down our street:

All going well i hope?

Will work for peanuts (although it’s difficult to read on such a small pic!)

And last but not least we had our piece entitled Napoleon’s toothbrush which was based on one of the pieces in the Wellcome Collection. Henry Wellcome was something of a collector/hoarder of things and amongst other things he picked up during his life was Napoleon’s toothbrush (he also had – amongst a truly gargantuan collection – Darwin’s walking stick, Florence Nightingale’s moccasins, Japanese sex aids, Peruvian mummies and a hoarde of antique glass eyes). We got some members of the public to give us a hand with the background then whacked the stencil on towards the end of the day. We then gave it to UCL to do as they would with. God only knows where it is now…

Napoleon’s toothbrush

All in all we had a great time at The Big Draw. And they even invited us back the next year! We were hoping to get involved again this year but we haven’t found any budget for our street art masterclass as yet… Watch this space!

Cheers

id-iom

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