simplicissimus addenda

March 27, 2009 § Leave a comment

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…it seemed only right to post the cover illustration of the 2nd Dedalus edition of Simplicissimus, done by Ben Mitchell.  Ben is Mike Mitchell’s son & is also an illustrator, photographer, video game developer & whatever else he’s into at the moment. 

A look at some of his projects also reveals an interest in mushrooms.  It’s fun to see all the different types Ben has archived.  The Fly Agaric is known to be psychoactive, plus it’s neat to look at!  Ben says that the “rain sometimes washes off the white warts and dilutes the bright red colour leaving older caps plain and orange or yellow in colour…”  Indecently, I have found a video series on the cute little mushroom, via YouTube—please enjoy.   

 

Aurelio Madrid

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