Well, did you? I certainly didn’t until I started having to do a little Elvis research on the weekend. It’s funny the little things you remember isn’t it.
All i want for my birthday is a grey staffy. Well now you've got one!
Oh me oh my it's only the Elvis wardrobe!
Elvis has now left the building!
There I was on the weekend enjoying a beverage in the local hostelry when we had a call out of the blue asking if we could pull out our best ‘Changing Rooms‘ impression to help prepare for a new teenage bedroom which, after being constructed in secrecy whilst he was at school yesterday, would be ready for his birthday celebrations when he got back. After a little deliberation we agreed and this much we knew – it had to feature Elvis, a grey staffy dog and there was a little water damage to the wallpaper (from a shower upstairs) which had to have a little makeover. We only had a couple of days to prepare and then had to get it all done in the time it would take him to go to school and back…
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Through a friend who had one of our pieces we were asked to do a commission for a professional footballer. After filling out our patented questionnaire (to be found under ‘downloads’ on our website) and getting it back to us we set to work. After many a false start and designs that we couldn’t agree on we came up with the idea for ‘No Loitering’.
As ‘loiter’ was one of his favourite words we thought we could use that along with a couple of other points which were brought up in the questionnaire to create something brand spanking new for him. As ever, the most nerve-racking part is just when you are about to unveil it but fortunately this seemed to go down just fine (as i have now become something of an expert in trying to decipher people’s faces when you present them with their unseen commission!)
Anyway , the end result can be seen below…
Title: No Loitering
Media: Hand cut stencils, spraypaint, acrylic, glitter and paint pen
Size: 1m x 1m
SOLD – Private Commission
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I thought i’d share a picture of a gift just completed for a friend. It’s based on a photo of his dog called Coco who looks slightly sad in this photo. We don’t usually do things like animal portraits but he asked nicely so what can you say? I’m not sure if he knows exactly what kind of work we usually do and think he is probably expecting something a little bit more traditional – but this is what he’s going to get! I had to hold myself back from adding more design detail in the background but think the plain white works well.
I have been guaranteed that Coco is actually quite a happy puppy but this was his favourite photo of him so it was the one to go for…
For a large version of the picture go to our flickr page here
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