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Bence Agoston, via Behance
Bence Agoston, via Behance

These Sunglasses Simulate LSD Hallucinogenic Visions

Bence Agoston, via Behance
Bence Agoston, via Behance

Okay, so these John Lennon-esque shades won't make you actually hallucinate. But they do simulate the intense colors and disjointed visions associated with taking LSD—without any of the pesky physical (or legal) side effects that come from ingesting contraband chemicals.

The psychedelic, Kool-Aid-colored glasses were designed by Hungarian artist Bence Agoston and feature six special inserts. Each insert filters light differently and can be layered over others to create an altered view of the world around you.

Bence Agoston, via Behance

"Because each color filters the incoming lights differently, and the patterns can overlap each other or leave blank fields, the new view is completely random and twisted," Agoston told Co.Design. He also stipulates that the so-called MOOD glasses can be worn with clear lens in the 3D-printed frames—but where's the fun in that?

If you're interested in experiencing LSD-like effects, Agoston recommends popping the glasses on "during travel, when people listen to music, just looking out the window and watching the ever-changing sights, in perfect harmony with the music."

Groovy.

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The Origins of 36 Marvel Characters, Illustrated
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Pop Chart Lab

No matter what their powers, every super hero has an origin story, from Spider-Man’s radioactive bite to Iron Man’s life-threatening chest shrapnel. In their latest poster, the designers at Pop Chart Lab have taken their infographic savvy to the Marvel Universe, charting the heroic origins of 36 different Marvel characters through miniature, minimalist comics.

Without using any words, they’ve managed to illustrate Bucky Barnes's plane explosion and subsequent transformation into the Winter Soldier, Jessica Jones’s car crash, the death of the Punisher’s family, and other classic stories from the major Marvel canon while paying tribute to the comic book form.

Explore the poster below, and see a zoomable version on Pop Chart Lab’s website.

A poster featuring 36 minimalist illustrations of superhero origin stories.
Pop Chart Lab

Keep your eyes open for future Marvel-Pop Chart crossovers. The Marvel Origins: A Sequential Compendium poster is “the first release of what we hope to be a marvelous partnership,” as Pop Chart Lab’s Galvin Chow puts it. Prints are available for pre-order starting at $37 and are scheduled to start shipping on March 8.

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The Design Tricks That Make Smartphones Addictive—And How to Fight Them
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Two and a half billion people worldwide—and 77 percent of Americans—have smartphones, which means you probably have plenty of company in your inability to go five minutes without checking your device. But as a new video from Vox points out, it's not that we all lack self-control: Your phone is designed down to the tiniest details to keep you as engaged as possible. Vox spoke to Tristan Harris, a former Google design ethicist, who explains how your push notifications, the "pull to refresh" feature of certain apps (inspired by slot machines), and the warm, bright colors on your phone are all meant to hook you. Fortunately, he also notes there's things you can do to lessen the hold, from the common sense (limit your notifications) to the drastic (go grayscale). Watch the whole thing to learn all the dirty details—and then see how long you can spend without looking at your phone.

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