by Callum Twigger in New Illustration on Wednesday 17 October 2012

Take a magnet to the screen of an old cathode-ray television and it generates bizarre swirling spectrums of ultravivid colour. It also completely busts your television. If you magnetised a pornographic skateboard shoot starring succulent naked women, you’d get images like Bicicleta Sem Freio’s.

Bicicleta Sem Freio (literally, Portuguese for ‘Bicycle Without Brakes’) are a Brazilian art collective composed of Douglas Castro, Victor Reyes and Renato Reno.’Psychedelic’ is a lazy adjective to apply to illustration, but these guys look like they bleed DMT. Specialising in band posters and promotion, the fluidity of violence and mutation in the trio’s art is an escalating, necrophiliacal drug trip on a bike without breaks.