This funny piece is the work of the duo Id-iom who define themselves as a “pair of twisted brothers” and “gonzo designers” and whose goal is to implement their “full spectrum dominance of the global economy we have decided to start with the fickle world of art and design. In order to introduce cognitive dissonance in non-believers all our designs have been carefully chosen and arranged to please believers and make them feel harmonious and confident whilst causing non-believers to become disoriented and mentally challenged.”
Well, I don’t feel disoriented, but I really enjoy their humorist view. The duo explain the piece as follows:
We’ve done a little interaction with this Invader piece before (see the video at the bottom of the post) but the buff man got it within a couple of days. Ah well, c’est la vie. Anyway, this piece is perhaps one of the most obvious interactions you could do with an Invader piece although a quick look on the internet revealed that, surprisingly, no one has come up with this little punchline before (as far as I can tell). So, after a particularly quick stencil cutting session it was time to get into town and get it done. I doubt whether this will last very long either but only time will tell.
Once we were all done there was only the inter id-iom Space Invaders challenge on the GameBoy to sort the men from the boys. Unfortunately I can’t reveal who the loser was…
Founder and editor of Urbanite. Street Art lover who after the finishing her MA thesis on the muralist movement in the 1920-50s, developed a fascination for street art and graffiti that eventually led to collaborations with different art blogs, including the creation of this one.