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Something from the cellar (JP Chenet)

As seems to happen a couple of times a week I was aimlessly wandering the aisles of my local supermarket searching for an ingredient they undoubtedly didn’t have. I was feeling a little dispirited and glanced at the new wine description they’d put up for JP Chenet. Seeing the halfhearted description made me want to cry a little so I thought I’d see if I could jazz it up somewhat.

With it tasting like bitter clowns tears with a hint of suspicion it’s not one for the light hearted but start playing some trouser jazz through your phone’s tinny speakers, turn it up and sit back against the nearest bit of street furniture and you’ll soon be seeing the world through different eyes. Go on, give it a try…

Cheers

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And the Nikes on my feet…

I found this print while I was clearing up a little and immediately thought of Bablu. If you’ve ever been in the Shoreditch area then you’ve probably been no more than 20 metres away from him at some point. He’s easily identified by his love of street art, his shifty but somewhat amiable character and his white Nike Air Force One’s. My thoughts were along the lines of ‘saw this and thought of you’ so  thought I’d better get it in the post to him pronto before I forgot what I was doing and moved on to something else.

A couple of stencils and some hand finishing later and it was ready to go. The text in the background reads ‘And the Nikes on my feet keep my cypher complete’ and the QR code takes you to a mystery related link. Give it a try…

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New drug makes old men red hot lovers

New drug makes old men red hot lovers

New drug makes old men red hot lovers

Now this doe-eyed lothario has you in his sights there is no escape! You’re probably thinking of Viagra or some such but you’d be wrong. This new chemical is distilled from the tears of a dodo and comes direct from our South American chemical research laboratory. Unfortunately, rather than just boosting your libido it actually makes you spontaneously combust at the same time and effectively turns you into a flaming love kebab. We’ll get this one nailed but until then who wants to be a firework?

Like the rest of this sordid little lot these pictures have been reimagined from actual news headlines. I fill my head with this grubby nonsense so you don’t have to. Vive la revolution!

Available from idiom.bigcartel.com/products

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id-iom

Title: New drug makes old men red hot lovers

Materials: Paint pen, acrylic and charcoal

Size: A4

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We’re back with the Big Cartel

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So its been a while since we threw a few bits and bobs on big cartel and this time we’ve got some smaller A4 pieces that we’ve been working on. These are sketches of images that we might one day knock into a bigger piece and then again we might not. These are all original and no reproductions will be the same as these A4 pieces.

Please find the link below:

http://idiom.bigcartel.com/products

We hope you enjoy!

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We are all fools for love

So we’re keeping the ebay ball rolling with a new piece:

Here’s the ebay link

It’s been over a year in the making (mainly because we’re so lazy) but we can finally reveal our huge edition of 2 (well 3 if you count the landscape one that is currently being hand finished) of our piece which was originally a large scale piece done at UPfest in 2012. It’s a combination of screen printing, stencils, spraypaint and a little hand finishing. The picture was based on a photo of a friend and I’m glad to say she has seen the piece since it was done and given it her blessing. I think the message is clear enough that no matter how tough we think we are love can make a fool of us all. Amen to that.

Cheers

id-iom

Title: We are all fools for love
Materials: Screen print, stencils, spraypaint and paint pen
Size: A3

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I love it here

As i’m sure we all know by now the path of true love never does run smooth. And today’s piece is something of a homage to that somewhat disturbing truism. In fact, today’s piece is largely about a love that has run it’s course and is now somewhat moribund. This is evident in the blue letters within the piece. I’m sure you can work it out. And all this just in time for Valentine’s day! What a treat for the one you (used to) love as it’s now on ebay:

And here’s the ebay link!

Cheers

id-iom

Title: I love it here
Materials: Screen print, spray paint, stencils and paint pen
Size: A3 watercolour paper

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Girl O’Dreams

So with Valentine’s day on the way it’s time for us to shamelessly try to jump on board and peddle some of our high quality wares.

Here’s the ebay link

It’s been a while since i’ve been in the situation this chap finds himself in. He’s done all he can; got himself dressed up nice, got some flowers and found himself the right door to knock on. From here on in it’s no longer in his hands and the best he can do is put his best smile on and pretend he’s all confidence (which, he’s been informed, the ladies love). I can only wish him the best of luck…

He’s a compact A4 in size and is from a small edition of 5. Each has been completed using the magic of screen printing, paint pens, spraypaint and stencils. The print is signed on the reverse side and all are hand finished and unique.

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id-iom

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Cross my heart

So with Valentine’s day on the way it’s time for us to shamelessly try to jump on board and peddle some of our high quality wares.

Here’s the ebay link.

‘Cross my heart and hope to die’ is an idiom that one would use to emphasise that something is true. This lady on the other hand is a tricky little customer and I have a hard time believing anything that comes out of her mouth. Even if she has crossed her heart. Maybe, just maybe, this time she is on the level…

She’s a compact A4 in size and is from a small edition of 5. Each has been completed using the magic of screen printing, paint pens, spraypaint and stencils. The print is signed on the reverse side and all are hand finished.

Cheers

id-iom

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Something from the cellar

I was navigating the aisles of my local supermarket when, due to my girlfriend’s inability to make a quick decision, my eye was drawn to the flowery descriptions of some of their lower end wines. Phrases like ‘warming spice flavours’, ‘smooth finish’ and ‘floral notes’ seemed to litter the florid accounts of the wines’ supposed qualities. Now, it just so happens that wine is firmly on my banned substance list so I certainly wasn’t in the position to put these contrived claims to the test.

Instead I decided to get down with a bit of culture jamming and recreate the descriptions using my overactive imagination as a guide. I think what we’re left with is probably a more honest appraisal of the wine’s true character. I’d like to think these will go unnoticed by the staff until some eagle eyed customer decides to spoil my fun and brings it to their attention. Only time will tell…

Cheers

id-iom

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