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now is not the time to get experimental exhibition mixes

Two mix cds produced in the fine iyrie! tradition to accompany the Now Is Not The Time To Get Experimental show at Flaxon Ptootch. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/235790760" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=true&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]   [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/231644329" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=true&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]

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the muti market

Muti is traditional South African medicine, and I suppose I was expecting the muti market in Johannesburg to be an evocative, enigmatic and almost spiritual place. But it wasn’t. In fact, it couldn’t have felt further from that. Located under a flyover in the middle of a major road junction, it’s ...

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adam went to new york and all i got was this lousy cd

Ah, a favourite project from 2008. Much has been said about the vinyl revival since then, but it is noticeable that the stores detailed here are now gone too. Bleeker Bob’s is a yoghurt shop. Mondo Kim’s had a very strange end (read it here) and Bleeker Street records moved, was ...

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a further selection of drawings and collages

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identity for charming baker sweet nothing exhibition at sotheby’s

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iyrie! flyers

A selection of flyers for various DJ events....

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the eighth wonder of the world

I am sure anyone who has been to the Grand Canyon will agree that it is undeniably a truly amazing and awe inspiring experience. Admittedly, to all intents and purposes it is basically just a big hole in the ground, but it is a very impressive big hole in the ...

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kodachrome

“They give us those nice bright colors They give us the greens of summers Makes you think all the world's a sunny day I got a Nikon camera I love to take a photograph So mama don't take my Kodachrome away” -Paul Simon Kodachrome - a legend in the film world. Unpredictable, unique and unavailable since 2009 ...

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wedding mixes

The wedding mix. The ultimate test of a DJ’s ability to walk the line between good taste and cheese. Or to cross right over it. come back, do a little curtsy and make granny get up and dance. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/318280610" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=true&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]   [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/112401485" params="color=ff5500&auto_play=true&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false" width="100%" height="166" iframe="true" /]

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charming baker • lie down i think i love you

With just two weeks to go until Charming Baker’s LA show, iyrie! mixed this CD to provide a little bit of last minute inspiration to help him finish off painting the show. It’s made up the usual random mix of the tunes Charming has been listening to and a few ...

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iyrie! 2016 calendar – today’s miley

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big issue charming baker special art edition

The old team of iyrie! and Charming Baker were back in full effect for the redesign of The Big Issue Special Art Edition with Charming as guest editor. Artists were asked to contibute a piece on the theme of Tipping Point and write a few words. Big Issue founder Sir ...

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elliot cooper’s work here is done

 Cover design and illustration for the much lauded (and funny) Elliot Cooper’s Work Here Is Done by the equally hilarious Nick Dutton. Original poster / cover Online cover. click here to download the book.

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kids christmas presents

Back in 2001 I remembered from childhood the tradition of the children being allowed to take one present into the church on Christmas Day (to help try and avoid too many tantrums rather than God being genuinely interested, I suspect). The kids then came up to the front and explained ...

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logan and adam mix for dirk van dooren / aspesi

Here’s an unusual little thing. Created by myself and Mr Logan Fisher for Dirk Van Dooren inspired by cassettes Dirk had from years ago and his travels around the middle east. I think he got most of them off taxi drivers. We created ...

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unusual and electric ep uncanny valley

Back by popular request here’s the latest 12” slab of wax from unusual and electric. It’s been a while since we last graced the ones and twos, but we think it’s worth the wait. From the upfront stomper Obsidian through to the melliflouous Dream Number is 7, it’s the dubby ...

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a selection of drawings and collages

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new york city

New York is a funny old place. We know it so well, so intimately before we have ever even been there. It’s woven into our memories and culture through films and music and fashion and art. The first time you go there you have a strong feeling of deja vu. Steam coming ...

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gladiators

I liked Gladiators. I mean, really liked Gladiators. First of all there was American Gladiators, which was on about three in the morning after The Hitman And Her and we would wobble in from The End or somewhere equally confusing and there would be this incredible show about human strength and ...

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Mongolia Here We Come! 2015

Back in 2008 the intrepid Tamsin and I took on the unlikely task of driving from Kilburn to Mongolia in Princess Roo; a twenty year old Austin Maestro bought off eBay for £130. Despite the British-built Maestro regularly being ranked as one of the worst cars ever made, incredibly the ...

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daily mirror footie

Good old fashioned poster campaign to promote the Daily Mirror’s extensive online football archive. Individual posters were created for each of the clubs to appear outside their grounds. In collaboration the fabulous Simon Morris....

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croatia

Croatia... Beautiful, mystical and above all possessing a clarity of light seldom seen elsewhere.                        ...

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budweiser posters

Some old posters from back in the day when print advertising was still king.      

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doctor doctor!

Two drawings found in the back of a drawer from circa 1991.

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united arab emirates

Dubai. It’s a weird old place. Or rather a weird new place. You could be excused for thinking someone just turned up the day before yesterday with a big bag of money and a job lot of concrete and gold trim and just stuck it all together. Which is kind ...

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the bahamas

Ah, those were the days. We remember it well. Sitting looking at the wall one slightly lugubrious winter afternoon and the phone rings. "Would you please like to go all round the islands of the Bahamas and take pictures of people and places and things you see?" We thought about ...

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Strictly Entre Nous 2014

Blimey, is it that time already? Indeed, it is - and the much vaunted iyrie! calendar for the coming year is upon us again. The vast majority of them are already giving postmen across the globe backache, but if you find yourself missing something to brighten up the outside privy ...

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letterpress dance cards

A selection of letterpress cards that have come out of the iyrie! print studio over the years....

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things to do on a rainy day in manila

This amazing chap underneath the flyover in the middle of Manila made us a Junk In The Trunk rubber stamp from scratch and didn’t even notice the buses thundering past and the rain lashing down.    ...

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rude audio remixes

Toward the end of last year our good friends at Rude Audio suggested we might be interested in remixing one of the tracks from their recent lovely album, and we jumped at the chance of dabbling in their business. It was such a treat that we actually finished up with ...

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drawing exhibition posters

These posters were produced for an exhibition celebrating the joy of drawing. Originally made on a small scale, they were then blown up to double A0 size using an old fashioned dye-line machine which used to be how they made architects blueprints. A happy side effect of this process is ...

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exactly what you would expect from someone in my position mix

So here we have the digital version of the aural accompaniment to last years hit iyrie! art show at Flaxon Ptootch. Those of you who dragged their derrieres down there on the opening night may well have found themselves in possession of one of the limited edition cds that were ...

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Attention! Peau De Banane! 2013

The much anticipated iyrie! calendar for 2013 is now wending it’s merry way round the world to your letterboxes. We are very happy to be keeping your kitchen walls warm in 2013. They are all nearly gone now, but if you'd like one message us below and we will see ...

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good santa

Ah, way back when early on in the millennium we produced this rather fun Christmas mailer. Consisting of a festive mix of treats, first of all there were two mix cds (assisted by the always reliable Mr Logan Fisher on the ones and twos) - Good Santa (proper Christmas party ...

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on the road

So they’ve gone and made a film of the seminal Jack Kerouac novel On The Road. It’s always been claimed that this book was impossible to make into a film - and they have proven that to be true. It’s terrible. Personally I never saw what all the fuss was ...

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exactly what you would expect from someone in my position exhibition posters

For those who missed out, this is the second half of the iyrie! show “Exactly What You Would Expect From Someone In My Position” at Flaxon Ptootch. These prints are all strictly limited signed editions. If you’d like to buy anything simply pop a comment in the comments box below ...

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exactly what you would expect from someone in my position exhibition photography

Here’s the lowdown on the photography part of the iyrie! exhibition at Flaxon Ptootch. If you didn’t get a chance to buy anything on the night in the maelstrom of art and music and dancing, now’s your chance. Simply post a comment in the comments box at the bottom of ...

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exactly what you would expect from someone in my position exhibition – the making of

For those of you who were disinclined or unable to make it down to the always fabulous Flaxon Ptootch for the iyrie! soirée of photography, art, dancing, canapes and other random bits and bobs (snappily entitled Exactly What You Would Expect From Someone In My Position), here’s a virtual low ...

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stop it and tidy up

It’s a chore isn’t it, the old tidying up? You get by for a while simply putting things in carefully arranged piles, but eventually it is inevitable that you have to actually have a proper sort out, which usually involves things getting in much more of a mess before putting ...

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fist of power!

Another entry from the halcyon days of the Royal College of Art. I don’t want to cast aspersions upon our willingness to take these things seriously, but this was a live brief for the Alfred Heineken Music Foundation to encourage people to take part in entering their musical scholarship scheme. ...

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unusual and electric vs jay stoner

So our good friend Jay Stoner had made a record we liked, and thought we’d like to remix, and luckily we’d made a record our friend Jay Stoner liked, that he thought he’d like to remix. Simple as that. To top it off, we had the cover remixed by Julian at Harriman ...

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where’s me keys, where’s me phone?

Well, that song could have never been written back when I got this, my very first mobile phone. It would have just been “Where’s me keys?” as the Nokia ‘brick’ was nothing if not substantial, and therefore impossible to lose. But what a great phone it was - with its ...

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royal college of art ‘time out’ postcards

It’s not easy to imagine now, what with our the Facebook and the Twitter and the Pinterest and all that, but in the days before the worldwide internet, letting people know about what was going on around town was a much more mechanical affair altogether. One of the most successful ...

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unusual and electric – disco for love ep

Fifth outing in our musical Unusual & Electric collaboration. Kris Needs says it best on DMC World: The world always becomes a brighter place when this bunch of seasoned head-cases drop their strides and uncork their sonic snake. Their fifth outing is the expected strange brew which still sounds like nobody else, ...

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unusual and electric – pulsating ting ep

The fourth limited edition vinyl release in our Unusual & Electric musical collaboration.     A1. Aggravator [soundcloud ...

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letterpress poems about air hostesses

You know those people who go on about what Dalston used to be like “before it was trendy”? Well, that's us I'm afraid. Back in the noughties we used to reside in the murky depths of E8, along with master typographer Mister Hugh Tarpey.  We had two principal forms of ...

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unusual and electric – under the skin EP

This is the third EP in our musical collaboration with good old  Mark from Rude Audio. Usual drill - 12” limited edition vinyl, now available on iTunes for those digitally minded. Just search for Unusual and Electric.  ...

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unusual and electric – the KPM sessions

When we were approached by legendary music library KPM to do a series of remixes for them, we nearly snatched their hand off. We reckon they have some of the greatest dusty nuggets around, and this record was a real joy to make. Sunshine fun....

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unusual and electric – calmly taking the roof off EP

Second limited edition 12” vinyl EP in the iyrie! musical collaboration with Mark from Rude Audio. Now available on iTunes - just search for unusual and electric.  ...

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tarpey tunnel syndrome

Every now and again you find something down the back of the sofa that isn’t a 20p or a slice of pizza, but something you’d forgotten about and that is actually quite good. B-sides are great for this, ...

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unusual and electric – the deep fried muffalata ep

So once upon a time we are dj-ing at a wedding with our venerable friend Mr Mark Ratcliff (also of Rude Audio fame). The conversation goes something like this: "This is a good record.” “Yes it is. Really good.” “Even so, I reckon I could make a record better than this.” “So do I. Shall ...

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cyprus roadside shrines

On the side of the road driving around Cyprus, you often come across these quirky little structures. These are  shrines put up by family members in memory of someone who has died in a traffic accident at this spot. Sometimes they are built by someone who has survived a near ...

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iyrie! remix project

One of the slightly frustrating things about all this screen printing and letterpress printing is that no matter how imaginative you are, no matter how creative you aspire to be and regardless of how much of a vision you have, the mistakes and happy accidents always turn out to be ...

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closed down petrol stations on the a1

This project has been on-going for some fifteen or more years. During that time - for reasons I won’t go into here - I had recourse to drive up and down the A1 on many occasions. It’s a pretty tedious drive, and even more so when you are familiar with ...

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berlin late 80s screenprints

So it’s the end of the eighties, and the Berlin wall has just come down. So off we pop with our ideals, long hair and gung-ho spirit to live in what was until very recently East Berlin for a bit to go and see what’s what. An informative time of ...

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iyrie! letterpress cd covers poster

Those of you who have been friends of iyrie! for some time will be more than familiar with this format. For more years than we care to remember, we’ve been sending out cd mixes in limited editions of about 100 - 150, with handmade letterpress and/or screenprinted cd covers. This ...

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iyrie! comment card

Popular as the iyrie! cd mixes thankfully are, inevitably people come and people go, and we try and keep these things as a tight knit type of thing of about a hundred or so recipients. Not wanting to be uncharitable, but things can potentially snowball out of control on a ...

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the collected junk in the trunk radio shows mailer

Following the completion of a round dozen Junk In The Trunk Radio Shows by iyrie! on Space Invader FM, this limited edition A2 poster was produced to commemorate the event. In addition, the ‘Rhubarb and Custard’ USB stick contains all 24 hours of mixes for those too enfeebled to work ...

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good housekeeping

This book was something I made at the end of the eighties, when people were just starting to get into computers in a creative sense. And whilst this felt like 'the future', in its current form the future was terribly flawed. The biggest problem with the 1 megabyte monsters was ...

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waterstones bookshop photogram signage

Many moons ago when I was just a whippersnapper (I believe it was the early 1990s) I somehow contrived to be asked to design a series of signage for Waterstones book store (there was drink involved is all I remember). In those days these sorts of things used to tend ...

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i wish it could be…

Just before Christmas our old friends at Harriman Steel (www.harrimansteel.co.uk) called us up and asked if we'd like to take part in a little seasonal collaboration. They'd seen the dead Christmas tree project that we've been doing for many a year, photographing the detrius of the festive season and thought ...

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i wandered lonely 2012

The all new 2012 calendar is out now. If you'd like to have an iyrie! calandar to accompany you through the year, let us know - there’s only a few copies left, so first come first served....

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gentlemen prefer blondes

This A3 screenprinted hand-bound book is printed with more colours and varnishes than it really bears thinking about.The lady in question was the star of a French perfume ad in the late 80s. The images of her face were shot from the tv screen onto slide film before being made ...

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these are a few of my favourite things no. 1 gherkins

“Doctor, Doctor! My family think I’m mad!” “Why?” “I like gherkins.” “You like gherkins? There’s nothing wrong with that, I like gherkins too.” “Ooh, you must come round my house and see my collection. I’ve got hundreds!”...

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iyrie! photographic posters

Gaucho, Argentina. A1 litho poster   Marsh Harbour, Bahamas. A1 litho poster.  ...

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rude audio

When the other half of our Unusual & Electric collaboration the venerable Mr Ratcliff decided he would put out his first solo album, it seemed only natural that he would ask us to help with how it should all look and feel. We were more than happy to help out ...

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quiet please 2009

The iyrie! calendar from 2009. Don’t forget to let us know if you’d like a copy of our new calendar and we’ll pop one in the post....

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the road to nowhere 2008

From the 2008 edition of the annual iyrie! calendar. The calendar for next year is going to be ready soon. Just send us a message if you’d like to look at pictures throughout the coming year....

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words of wisdom 2010

2010 edition of that ever popular iyrie! tradition, the calendar. There’s a new one in the pipeline now. Send us a message if you’d like one....

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vastly underrated

There are somethings that just don’t get the credit they deserve. Here we try and put that right in some small way. Please feel free to suggest your most underrated things and we can include them in the next ‘underrated’ post....

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junk in the trunk badges

Hot off the iyrie! press comes this fruity looking collection of limited edition badges to celebrate the release of  The Collected Junk In The Trunk Radio Shows, possibly soon to be coming to a ...

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charming baker show

Once again our old friend the fabulous Charming Baker has called upon the services of iyrie! for his latest show, Everything Must Go. From naming the show to designing the identity, catalogue, posters, signage, flyers and ...

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charming baker show

  For quite some time now, iyrie! has been in a musical conversation with Charming, sending tunes to keep him company while he's painting and asking him what he's been listening to lately. The answers have always been ...

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the annoying songs bit

I can sing a song that will get on your nerves, get on your nerves, get on your nerves. I can sing a song that will get on your nerves, all day long....

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infamy by unusual and electric

Cheeky bootleg from our Unusual and Electric collaboration for some dancefloor party-style devastation. Originally only available on 7" vinyl. Limited to 100 downloads so get it while it's still here kids. [soundcloud url="http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/23601737" params="" width=" 100%" height="166" iframe="true" ...

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