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Self service child minder unit

Bemoaning the lack of affordable local child care seems to be something of a popular pastime for many of the young mums I know so I’m glad to see that the local council has decided to do something about it. They’ve had a multi-departmental brainstorming session and the self service child minder units are their experimental outcome. Simply deposit your child in one of the marked units and then retrieve them after work. It’s as simple as that. And it’s free. Although it should be noted that overnight stays are prohibited. I, for one, applaud this brave new move in domestic frugality…

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Error 404: Advert not found

With the somewhat gusty weather we’ve had recently this billboard has managed to peel itself naked. And that, of course, is quite the affront to any self-respecting urban artist. So with our woolen thinking caps pulled down firmly on to our respective heads, we came up with a quick joke on the idea of the advert not being there.

We presumed the matter to be time sensitive as we weren’t sure when the ad man would be back to shove more tasteless shots of half naked women down our gullet so quickly set to work cutting a stencil. This is probably the reason why its so small compared to the actual billboard or at least that’s the story we’re sticking to. It was definitely nothing to do with the fact it was measured ‘by eye’…

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Please No Dumping

please no dumpin

Here we have Gerald. Although Gerald looks quite smart in his shirt, tie, trousers and spiffy white shoes he is, in fact, an absolute rapscallion. He’s not to be trusted further than you can throw him. If you give him the benefit of the doubt, just once, he’ll have your pants off you before you know it. And not in a good way either, just a straight up steal.

Here he is waiting in some less than salubrious area for one of his ‘associates’. I didn’t hang around long enough to find out who – but that was probably for the best. How do I happen to know Gerald I hear you ask? Well, knowing someone like this is a double edged sword but on more than one occasion he’s proved his worth. He knows a few useful people. Let’s just leave it at that…

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id-iom

Title: Please No Dumping
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, pencil, spray paint and charcoal on found street sign
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Please leave quietly

Please leave quietly

Now although this isn’t exactly what you’d call art we thought we’d get it up simply because it’s quite a good photo and for us that is an achievement in itself. We were down at Brixton market because the boys from Seven had asked us to come down and paint a couple more of the ‘Please leave quietly’ signs on the main shutters to the market (as we’d already done it on their shutters) so we had the camera to record it for posterity and somehow actually got a decent shot. Stranger things have happened at sea. Or so they say…

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Seven shutters

Seven shutters

Seven shutters

We have painted down at Seven a few times before but this time we were asked to do a little bit of sign writing as they wanted the inside of their shutters painted to ask patrons to please leave quietly. After watching the video below i certainly don’t think i’ll ever be as good as these guys…

The art of signwriting video

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Cat No Exit

Cat No Exit

It’s not all work, work, work here at id-iom HQ. With Bonfire Night fast approaching I took our little Manx cat aside and tried to have a quiet word with her about how dangerous and scary fireworks can be for small cats that have never experienced it before and how I thought it best that she perhaps stay inside for tonight and Saturday. Before I had even finished speaking she glanced at me contemptuously and darted out through the cat flap. When she finally came back in I thought that perhaps writing the rules down would work but she merely gave me a knowing look and started to play with the sheet of paper. Finally i decided enough was enough and I would create a Cat No Exit sign that blocked the cat flap as I fear that if i merely locked it she would get mightily confused. Here she is trying to devise a way past it all the same…

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The Mark of the Night Writer

The Mark of the Night Writer

“I find this work menacing/playful because of the way the sublime beauty of the gesture seems very disturbing in light of the eloquence of this piece.” I thought i’d start with a quote about this piece from a very well respected website as it really seems to capture the essence of this piece.

I’m only joking as this piece is not so easy to describe. Unless, of course, you recognise the symbol in the middle in which case I need explain no further. Winter is coming.

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Good Drugs: Bad Drugs

Good Drugs: Bad Drugs

Good Drugs: Bad Drugs

We did a few fake Tube adverts a while back but I’ve just found this one on the camera and realised that we forgot to share it with all the peoples on the interweb. Of course id-iom does not condone drugs in an official capacity but we do recognise that there needs to be standards for all parties involved otherwise some serious problems might arise and who would want that? Not us that’s for sure!!

All we’re asking is for people to heed the advice given on the advert. If everyone does there should be no need to get serious.

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Drop it into this bin NOW!

Drop it into this bin NOW!

Drop it into this bin NOW!

No marker pens or tagging stuff allowed. Yes, i’m talking to you. You know who you are. And we mean it. We mean it so bad we’ve even put up a little sign and a plastic bin to show how serious we are. If the bouncers catch you with it there will be merry hell to pay. And we mean that too. Security may well refuse you admission. That’s how friggin’ serious we are. Just don’t let me catch you. Luckily I was only there to see DJ Yoda and had neglected to take all my various pens and paint with me. Or I would clearly have been in big trouble. Next time I may well be tempt fate and see what i can get in…

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id-iom’s Graffiti Contract

If you sign it – then you’re in, it’s as simple as that!! We don’t mess about. This is ironclad!

Now i know anyone who is going to get out and do some graff doesn’t need to sign a contract as you’re already out there doing it but this is for all those people who sit on their sofas wishing they could get out and do something but don’t. This is for all those people who need to put their money where their mouth is. This contract is for me.

I need to sign it because as deepest winter sets in i can come up with a number of excuses to sit indoors and do nothing apart from playing the xbox, reading a book or cooking a stew. Ok i’ve never cooked a stew in my life but i’m sure i could learn as an excuse to not go outside into the freezing cold.

And it’s exactly for these reasons that i will both distribute and sign this contract. Also i don’t know who this 2can is but credit to him for getting out and hitting the streets…

Cheers

id-iom

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