history never looks like history when you're living through it.


image design custom was born

Tom and Steve’s world collided when they worked at a paint shop called Altamura Concepts. Steve was paint shop manager and Tom was freelance airbrushing and custom painting for them. Later that year they decided to join forces and go it alone, IDC was created.


the reputation gets built

After running IDC for just over a year, word gets out about the high quality of work being produced under the IDC banner. Sykes Harley-Davidson starts using IDC to create mouth-watering paintwork to mirror their insane bike builds.


art is not some fun 'add-on' to life

Contemporary artist Grayson Perry CBE RA commissions IDC to paint his first of 4 bikes, with a striking build from Battastini’s UK. IDC wins its first World Championship at Sturgis Bike week with Sykes Harley-Davidson taking top honours with their build 'Strike True II'. This was the first time the title had ever come back to Europe and put both Sykes and IDC firmly on the map for custom motorcycles.


on to the world stage

Through Sykes Harley-Davidson, IDC paint a super custom build for Bell & Ross watches featuring a timepiece integrated into the fuel tank. Drift King and Gymkhana legend Ken block caught a ride with this very bike at the famous Goodwood Festival of Speed.


conquering the US

IDC invited by Harley-Davidson to join selected artists from around the world to commission and paint 2 tanks to be put into the Harley-Davidson Art of Custom exhibition in Miami.


painting for legends

MTB legend Steve Peat asks IDC to paint a 20 a custom Santa-Cruz frame for the Mountain Bike World Championships and to commemorate his 20th year as part of Team GB. We also painted Paralympian Jody Cundy and comedian Adam hills prosthetic legs, with both getting plenty of visibility on national television.


painting with added nitro

Harley-Davidson Europe approach IDC to take over their warranty work for factory paint discrepancies across the UK & Europe. At the same time, IDC take on a contract with Travis Pastrana's Nitro Circus tour, to paint all their athlete helmets worldwide.


shaking things up

Sykes Harley-Davidson's side division, Speed & Custom commissions IDC to paint a bike for six times British Superbike Champion Shane 'Shakey' Byrne.


a new home for idc

Busting at the seams, IDC moved into new premises with a bespoke interior, to suit the ever-increasing workload coming through the workshop and this would be the home of IDC for the next 6 years.


pushing the right buttons

After settling into the new premises, Warrs Harley-Davidson commissioned us to paint a classic McLaren inspired bike for British Formula 1 legend and 2009 F1 World Champion, Jenson Button.


Jay Leno's garage

Famed bike customiser Roland Sands came to us to paint one of the first BMW RnineT’s with a special paint scheme, which was featured in Jay Leno’s garage.


a hefty slice of podium pie

Warrs Harley-Davidson wins the annual Harley-Davidson 'King of Kings' customisation competition, with all 3 winning bikes featuring fully customised designs by Image Design Custom.


gold in rio

After painting a prosthetic leg for Paralympian Jody Cundy in 2012, we created a pirate-themed design for Jody's Rio bid. The design channelled Jody towards success at the Rio Games, where he won gold in the 1,000m time trial on and set a world record in the team sprint to earn a second gold.


superhero paint for superman

Arai UK came to us to paint a DC comics-inspired helmet for none other than the actual Superman, Henry Cavill.


big in japan

After the success of submissions of a custom build into the US, we took our customisation skills into Asia with some bespoke paintwork submitted to the Mooneyes Hot Rod & Custom show in Yokohama Japan.


a green day for painting

Triumph Motorcycles came to us to paint 2 bikes for the drummer of legendary US Rock band Green Day, further adding to the names of famous celebrities who have had some IDC customisation magic.


conquering nations

IDC paint Team GB 2017 MXON team helmets and hit the podium with a 3rd place overall with Max Anstie, Tommy Searle and Dean Wilson.


like a bull in a paint shop

Antonio Caroli asks IDC to paint him a special one-off Red Bull helmet and Rachel Atherton takes her 5th world title wearing her custom painted IDC Bell helmet.


taking over anaheim

IDC hit Anaheim, for the opening round of the AMA Supercross championship, with Joey Savages custom Painted Monster Energy helmet.


getting stoked on cricket

English cricket legend and member of the 2019 Cricket World Cup winning squad, Ben Stokes gets a custom painted Red Bull flight case.


a triumph for harley

Triumph Motorcycles asks IDC to custom paint 2 Street Triples to promote the launch of the hit Warner Brothers film Birds of Prey.


farewell to solberg

Petter Solberg is a rare driver to have won world championships in two different motorsport disciplines and for his farewell tour, IDC painted a very special Monster Energy helmet.


limited editions for the new year

Harley-Davidson asks IDC to design and paint 30 limited edition FXRD’s, that got a fully bespoke marketing campaign that lead to all 30 bikes being sold out straight away.


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