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Full Intention – America (found record redesign)

 

Found record redesign – AFTER

So this is the second of my cover redesigns for some 12″ records I found abandoned. I just had to give them a good home. At least temporarily before I repainted them and placed them back on the streets. With this one it originally looked something like this:

Found record redesign – BEFORE

But now has some extra 3D effect linework in there. My skills are so seamless that my girlfriend thought that my update was the original cover. Until i put the ‘red’, ‘white’ and ‘blue’ lettering on there. The ‘white’ lets me down somewhat although I think the overall effect still works nicely. Anyway best of luck in finding it but we’ll update when they’re all out and about…

Also, if you don’t know the song and want to hear it you can do here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epwXfVnS7ys

Cheers

id-iom

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Mother – I’m all funked up (found record re-design)

mother all funked up found record

You want serendipity? I’ll give you serendipity. Although you may need a little background before it seems all that serendipitous. I’ve always loved records and have collected them on and off since I was about 16. I’ve also always been a womble and will pick up interesting things in my travels and take them home (usually to paint on). So what was I meant to do when I rounded a corner near my house and came across an armful of abandoned 12″ records lying by a bin. It was like seeing a load of forsaken kittens lying in the street. I had no choice but to scoop them up and head on my way feeling ever so slightly smug about the whole thing. While I was having a quick check through them (which revealed that they were largely mid 90’s dance) I thought I’d perhaps re-design the covers and then put them back out on the street.

So here’s the first of my redesigns. It was initially this:

mother all funked up

But is now the marvel you see at the top. I’ve taken it quite literally and used a stencil of my own mum. Ha! That will hopefully fox someone when it gets back out on the street…

If you want to know which record I’m on about you can find out here:

Cheers

id-iom

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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’…

Cheers

id-iom

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Being Schooled

Being Schooled

Being Schooled

Over the years I’ve become quite the collector of found photographs, particularly passport shots (it’s surprising how many you find when looking for them). Now, whilst the photo in the picture isn’t a passport photo I did pick it up on my travels as I absolutely loved it. Just look the way the pair of them seem relaxed yet at the same time rather hostile. So after having the photo by my computer for quite a while I eventually decided to use it on a piece that had been forming in my head. Whenever I looked at the photo two things always came to mind, the first being the scene in Star Wars in the Mos Eisley cantina:

[Ponda Baba gives Luke a rough shove and starts yelling at Luke in an alien language which Luke doesn’t understand]

Dr. Evazan: [explaining] He doesn’t like you.

Luke: Sorry.

Dr. Evazan: [grabbing Luke] *I* don’t like you either. You just watch yourself. We’re wanted men. I have the death sentence on twelve systems.

Luke: I’ll be careful.

Dr. Evazan: You’ll be dead!

Obi-Wan: [intervening] This little one’s not worth the effort. Come, let me get you something.

[Dr. Evazan shoves Luke across the room and pulls out a blaster]

Bartender: No blasters! No blasters!

[Obi-Wan ignites his lightsaber, killing Dr. Evazan and severing Ponda Baba’s arm]

The other is a friends favourite insult of ‘Go fuck yourself’ mainly because he looks like the guy sitting back taking it easy in the photo even if the guy does look considerably older. Eventually I decided on the second scenario for the inspiration for the piece.

Cheers

id-iom

Title: Being Schooled
Materials: Paint pen, acrylic, spray paint and found photograph
Size: A2
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