The lucid fantasies of Mcbess (Matthieu Bessudo) pretty much sum up what I remember about my first shroom trip without all the crazy colors. His inking and line quality are trumped only by his stream-of-consciousness subject matter, ranging from chic babes to psychedelic meat grinders. If Max Fleischer and Hieronymus Bosch were intertwined by some cosmic craziness, Mcbess would be that wonderful monstrosity.
Professor Soap has his doctorate in cool and runs his own private practice. This trippy three-part music video has got chill tunes, stop-motion sea creatures, and robot puppets. Think Lemon Jelly meets Yo Gabba Gabba. Free album download available here.
Art and science make sweet, sweet love in Fabian Oefner’s Millefiori series. Appropriately named after an old decorative glassware technique, these macro shots are absolutely stunning. Using magnetic fluids and watercolors, Oefner manages to capture mazes of wormlike rainbows with beautiful detail.
A dingy gray space ship resembling an old Braun toaster. A green martian wearing a bubble-headed spacesuit. An old boxing ring doused in foggy, humid floodlight. These oddly charming paintings by Sergey Kolosev channel the optimistic futurism of the late 60’s and mid 70’s with a deftly artistic eye.
Milan-based artist and designer duo Carnovsky created these sheer silk scarves that seem to move and breathe and change color depending on how they are layered and worn. Using overlaid primary colors, three intricate wildlife collages come together to form an elegant and wearable abstraction. Available in Rosone, Jungla, and Bestiario flavors.
On my last trip to Costa Rica, I had the pleasure of night-swimming in an ocean full of green-blue aquatic fireflies. Tiny lights would quickly fade in and out as they darted through the shallow waves, some sticking to our backs in a gorgeous glittery coat. Turns out those fireflies were the bioluminescent plankton captured […]