Let every man praise the bridge that carries him over – now on eBay
It’s funny what you find when you’re tidying up. Today I came across a file which had a load of stuff I thought we’d already sold in it. Now I’m going to remedy that so here’s the the ebay link…
First up we have ‘Let every man praise the bridge that carries him over’ which is an old English proverb as far as I can tell. In this case the bridge in question is an unusual woman/bridge hybrid and has carried him from one side of Antartica to the other. Now whilst this bridge may not appear entirely practical it still lets you traverse from one side of a continent to the other, which is certainly something considering how much capital building projects of this size tend to cost. Although saying that it’s not exactly apparent how you are meant to disembark from the bridge when you reach her face. It would seem perhaps some kind of nose ladder would possibly be in order. Either that or i’ve mixed my metaphors entirely and was trying to get across the notion that ‘behind every great man is a great woman’. I’m not entirely sure myself…
It consists of some stencils, a bit of screen printing, some paint and some ink on an old National Geographic map of Antartica. She measures a wall friendly 62 cm x 48 cm and would look lovely once framed. It’s signed on the reverse.
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Danger Girl t shirt (L)
After doing a few t-shirts a while ago I thought I’d give it another go with some new designs to see how they came out…
Here we have ‘Danger Girl’ printed on high quality light blue cotton t-shirt. It’s a large in size and the the t-shirts are a standard fit. These are one-off t’s that have been screen printed and also have hand finishing in the form of stencils, spraypaint and fabric pens so are all unique. I would suggest they are probably hand washed to ensure longevity of the design. If you aren’t going to do that they should wash okay inside out but i’m not promising anything…
Here is the eBay link.
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- Red lips kiss my blues away (thisisidiom.wordpress.com)
The id-iom Yuletide Fundom Demolition sale is still in full swing and here we have 3 more pieces for you that are up on Ebay.
First off we have ‘Life’s Priorities’. Now just look at this chap. He finishes school with a head full of dreams, has a last great summer being a teenager and then it’s off he goes to university to further broaden his mind and realise his ambitions. Some time after this he gets his first job and then it’s all downhill from there. The dreams he once had lay shattered around him. No longer is he the caring, loving creature he once was. He now lives for the weekends and is a steaming drink-fuelled monster who’s only objective is to get drunk beyond all European union health & safety guidelines and chase unsuspecting females around. Notice too that this poor creature no longer even cares for his own genital safety due to the fact that his (probably unwashed) Calvin Klein underpants have been unceremoniously pulled over his head to create a 2012 version of Dexy’s dungarees (from Dexys Midnight Runners)…
Secondly we have ‘Smile’ and smile is based around the concept of PSIs (Positive Social Interactions). Positive social interactions are the little moments that can turn a bad day good or just plain put a smile on your face. They can be as simple as a smile or a ‘thank you’ but their effect can really bring about a change in mood. Their polar opposite – negative social interactions (or, you’ve guessed it, NSIs) can bring about a catastrophic effect on performance when daisy-chained one after another. But we aren’t talking about those today…
The lady in this piece understands the rule of the PSI’s and she’s harnessing it to full effect. She’s beaming her best smile straight at you and don’t you just feel good about it? Positive affirmations are what it’s all about and this girl is giving you them by the bucket load. What’s not to like?
Now if only I had a sexy looking girl at the end of my bed every morning giving me a big cheesy smile and bearing what looks suspiciously like a huge joint I’d be out of bed with a spring in my step but it would remain to be seen exactly how productive I’d be that day…
Finally we have a piece called ‘The Walking Dead’ and first off i’d like to set the record straight and declare that whilst I like zombies and zombie related stories they are probably my favourite second favourite apocalyptic scenario. First place undoubtedly goes to the Triffids (and the scenario where most of the population are blind otherwise they’d be pretty easy to deal with!) And third place would go to the supremely vicious Haters (from David Moody’s Hater trilogy – if you haven’t read it I’d give it a go before they turn it into a less-than-satisfying Hollywood film). Now that I’ve cleared that up I can move on.
I have read all the Walking Dead comics and declare them good. Definitely worth a read. I have also recently been watching the TV series and whilst not as good as the comics I am thoroughly enjoying that too. This has undoubtedly led to some daydream scenario’s where I roam the earth along with a rag tag bunch of survivors meting out vengeance to the hordes of soulless zombies with my trusty double barrelled shotgun. And rather than just let this thought languish in my head as most people would I have decided to realise it (although I haven’t gone the whole hog and actually released some kind of zombie virus). I have turned this vision into a picture of me toting said trusty shotgun whilst looking tough and searching for more zombie to execute. I’m sure all my practice on Call of Duty will go a long way when the day comes…
Anyway back to the happy times of going in to town to finish off the Christmas shopping. Hooray for me!!
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I’ve been dashing through the snow all day just to deliver some more pieces for the id-iom Yuletide Demolition sale and they’re all starting at the austerity busting price of just 99p.
This picture shows Manx freedom fighter ‘Stumpy Quayle’ in a victorious pose after winning the Manx annual hipster hunt. Not one to be easily troubled he’s ruff, rugged and always spoiling for a fight. It’s made using stencils and watercolour with the added touch of glitter on A2 paper. Signed on reverse. Here’s the Ebay link.
The internet made me do it
If you listen to the internet all day only bad things will happen. You have been warned! This little beauty has been created using the magic of stencils and spraypaint and it’s on A3 card. Signed on reverse. Here’s the Ebay link.
Here Be Dragons!
I was reading something about ancient maps and how they would put something along the lines of ‘Here be Dragons’ (or maybe something like ‘Here be lions’) on unknown or unexplored areas so thought i’d come up with something inspired by that. I think it’s about 13 colour using about 9 stencils on A3 paper. Aren’t i clever? Signed on reverse. Here’s the Ebay link.
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So it’s a few days closer to Christmas and we’re here still here to help out with the Christmas shopping. We’ve got a few more pieces for our Yuletide Fundom Demolition sale starting at the austerity measures price of just 99p.
Hug Me Before I Cry
First up we have ‘Hug me before I cry’ which depicts a sad and desperate looking teddy bear who is just looking for a big hug. This sad lad is A2 and has been made using the magic of acrylic paint, ink, spraypaint and watercolours. Signed on reverse. Surely someone wants to give him a home? Here’s the Ebay link.
F*@K this for a game of soldiers
‘War! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing! Say it again!’ – so sang Edwin Starr in 1970 on the anti-Vietnam song ‘War’ (which, i was interested to learn was originally recorded by The Temptations but not released as they didn’t want to alienate their more conservative fans). Whilst i have a lot of respect for our armed forces and the work they do it is generally political forces which dictate what they do and when – and this can sometimes lead to questionable decisions being made regarding their deployment. That’s all i really want to say on the issue as i think this piece largely speaks for itself. It’s a single layer screenprint on A3 paper with hand finishing. Signed on reverse. Here’s the Ebay link.
I Love It Here
Our final offering for today is called ‘I Love It Here’ and features a heart encompassed in chains with the simple legend ‘I Love It Here’ So far so good. It’s a simple message that can brighten any home or relationship! It’s a single layer A3 screen print with unique hand finishing. Signed on reverse. Here’s the Ebay link.
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Pigeon Grenades. Good Price.
Pigeon Grenade – cryptic advertising wheatpaste
Living in London it’s sometimes hard to ignore the pigeons that are constantly hanging around looking shifty with their scruffy wings and malformed feet. They are particularly numerous around the city centre and obviously flock around you whenever you produce something to eat. Well now we have the answer. Pigeon Grenades! Safe to use – even in an urban environment. They will blow those suckers right out of the sky with a minimum of collateral damage. Get them now whilst the good prices last. Email Mark for details…
I first came across Mark Aburi when he sent me an email promising a sizeable share of several million dollars if only i’d help him shift it out of Africa. Since then I’ve decided to do my best to make sure he gets some emails – although they probably aren’t quite the emails he was hoping for. Welcome to id-iom’s continued attempt at artistic scam-baiting. You can view our earlier efforts here, here and here.
Please feel free to get in touch with Mark (at firstname.lastname@example.org) about Pigeon Grenades, any of our earlier efforts or just about any topic at all as he’s happy to help on any issue – from the mundane to the world-shatteringly important. Just drop him a line…
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