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Hell Yeah!

Hell Yeah!

Hell Yeah!

Hell Yeah indeed! This guy looks like he’s got the idea – hands raised aloft with a massive grin plastered across his face. To tell you the truth this picture is based on me after winning a particularly taxing game of Snap, who says I’m not a gracious winner!!

He’s been made using the magic of stencils, screen printing, watercolour and spray paint. He’s a generous A2 in size and is signed on the reverse.

Here is the ebay link

For further information about us and what we get up to you can visit our flickr (www.flickr.com/id-iom) and twitter (@thisisidiom).

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This is what she made me

This is what she made me

This is what she made me

I don’t know about you but the ‘sparkle’ in this guy’s eye’s is pretty intense. I’m not sure if I’d like to meet him down a dark alley although you could at least see him coming. Why exactly he’s had his mouth stitched up I’m not quite sure either but it certainly doesn’t give me a warm feeling inside. That, plus the kittens, guns and grenades in the background give him an overall feeling of being fairly sinister.

Considering I know he’s involved in certain legal proceedings it doesn’t surprise me but that’s all I’m allowed to disclose. You weren’t there man, you just don’t know what it was like…

Its a single level screen print for the background with chalk, acrylic and spray paint comprising the character in the foreground. He’s a generous A2 in size and signed on the back.

Here is the ebay link

For further information about us and what we get up to you can visit our flickr (www.flickr.com/id-iom) and twitter (@thisisidiom).

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Pure White. 21 grams.

Pure White. 21 grams.

Pure White. 21 grams.

As i was a little bereft of ideas for what i could write regarding this piece I decided to put ‘pure white 21 grams’ into Google to see what would come up. I thought some cocaine reference would probably come up and was surprised that one of the top results was a site selling something called JWH-018. After a little research it would appear that JWH-018 is a very snappily named designer drug that mimics the effects of cannabis. This has been banned in the UK and various other countries but is still widely available on the internet.

Now whilst this hasn’t got much to do with our picture i just thought it was an interesting aside and just goes to show how enterprising chemists can be. I suppose though that the picture is actually in response to Duncan MacDougall who said that the soul weighed 21 grams.

Its a single level screen print with chalk, acrylic, glitter and spray paint hand finishing. It is A3 in size and signed on the back.

here is the Ebay link

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Just why?

Just why?

Just why?

This picture was actually hiding in a bag full of stencils so no wonder we haven’t seen it in a while. Only after making these pieces did I realise how much like 80’s movie poster’s they are. They remind me of ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ or ‘Better Off Dead’ or some other long forgotten 80’s gem. I could probably write the plot summary to go with them but unfortunately I have better things to do today.

Oh, go on then: “Sometimes. Just sometimes, you feel like everyone else knows something you don’t. And when you find out what it is you realise how far down the grapevine you really are. Take Chet Barker, he’s a jobbing actor working in the seedier side of Hollywood who takes every underpaid and dermoralising job his ‘agent’ can find for him and he attacks them with the all the gusto of a farmboy fresh from the country. He’s about to realise what a dog eat dog world the Hollywood acting industry really is… Featuring Judge Reinhold as Chet, Eddy Murphy as his agent (and pimp-at-large) and with some truly remarkable cameos this is hilarious fun for all the family.”

Well i’d probably watch it at least. It couldn’t be any worse than Police Academy 7: Mission to Moscow…

It’s a single level screen print with unique hand finishing using acrylic and spray paint. She’s A3 in size and signed on the back.

here is the Ebay link

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Girls just wanna have fun

Girls just wanna have fun

Girls just wanna have fun

Girls just wanna have fun’. We all know that. Surely everyone likes a pretty girl who is flashing at them (her smile i mean, obviously)?

Well I for one certainly do and i’m pretty sure i’m not alone. Who’s in?

It’s a single layer A3 screen print with unique hand finishing including spraypaint, paint pens and watercolour. Signed on reverse.

Here is the Ebay link

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People I Like (red/blue)

People I Like (red/blue)

People I Like (red/blue)

I don’t think the motivation behind this piece is entirely difficult to imagine. If you haven’t worked in an office then you can’t imagine how lucky you are. If, however, you have worked in an office then I’m sure you can appreciate the sentiment behind this piece. You only really have to spend a day in just about any office to know what I’m on about. In fact, that feeling is probably one of the reasons I love doing art so much. No one (well almost no-one) to answer to or to tell you what to do. And any credit (or otherwise) goes directly to you. No evil boss trying to take the credit (or pass the blame). Ah, the life of an artist…

This is a professionally printed 4 colour screen print (including a varnish layer) on high quality A2 paper. Signed and numbered. Only £50 (including P&P) to anywhere in the world. There are 15 left of this blue/red colourway.

For detail of the varnish layer see here – www.flickr.com/photos/id-iom/4462404050/

Here is the Ebay link

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Cat in a tank

Cat in a tank

Cat in a tank

Another piece in the id-iom demolition sale and it’s starting at just 99p. Here is the Ebay link

This piece was inspired by a larger version we painted live at a small show we had a while back . It’s clearly a cat in a tank but her dark motives are obscured behind a cute fluffy visage but don’t be fooled. Surely the fact that she’s in a tank means her intentions aren’t entirely honourable. I for one welcome our new feline overlords…

A unique A3 screen print on paper with hand finishing. Signed on reverse

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People i like

People i like

People i like

So we’ve still got them coming in our demoolition sale and, of course, it’s starting at just 99p. Here is the Ebay link

I don’t think the motivation behind this piece is entirely difficult to imagine… If you haven’t worked in an office then you can’t imagine how lucky you are. If, however, you have worked in an office then I’m sure you can appreciate the sentiment behind this piece.

You only really have to spend a day in just about any office to know what i’m on about. In fact, that feeling is probably one of the reasons I love doing art so much. No one (well almost no-one) to answer to or to tell you what to do. And any credit (or otherwise) goes directly to you. No evil boss trying to take the credit (or pass the blame). Ah, the life of an artist…

It’s a 2 level screen print on paper with unique hand finishing. Signed on reverse.

Cheers

id-iom

 

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Tammy in a tank

Tammy in a tank

Tammy in a tank

Another piece in the id-iom demolition sale and it’s starting at just 99p. Here is the Ebay link

This piece was inspired by a larger version we painted live at a small show we had a while back . It’s clearly a cat in a tank but her dark motives are obscured behind a cute fluffy visage but don’t be fooled. Surely the fact that she’s in a tank means her intentions aren’t entirely honourable. I for one welcome our new feline overlords…

A unique A3 screen print on paper with hand finishing. Signed on reverse

Cheers

id-iom

 

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It’ll probably get worse before it gets any better – UPfest pizza boxes

It’s my party and i’ll cry if i want to (UPfest pizza box)

It’s my party and i’ll cry if i want to (front)

It’s my party and i’ll cry if i want to (interior)

It’s my party and i’ll cry if i want to (back)

It’ll probably get worse before it gets any better (UPfest pizza box)

It’ll probably get worse before it gets any better (front)

It’ll probably get worse before it gets any better (back)

We’ve been working pretty much flat out painting our studio building and juggling a few commissions but when UPfest got in touch to ask if we’d be interested in painting up a couple of pizza boxes for them we jumped at the chance thinking that sometimes a change can be as good as a rest.

There are 50  boxes being produced by different artists and they are to be used as limited edition presentation boxes for the upcoming UPfest book for the first lucky punters. The book celebrates 5 years of UPfest and is a large format book with hundreds of shots from the Bristol festival. The book is released next week and you can order a copy here.

After a wait of a couple of days the boxes arrived and they needed them back by the end of this week so we had to pull something out pretty quickly. After a little inspiration and some fevered design I jumped to work on the screen printing equipment and, predictably, the other half of id-iom sat there gazing into the middle distance with a puzzled look on his face. After again explaining slowly and with small words what was expected of him the cogs eventually started turning and his eyes briefly brightened as some small glimmer of realisation came into his eyes and he sprang (slowly) into action. The rest is history.

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id-iom

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