This artist created 20 different illustrations under the effect of 20 different drugs

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If you’ve ever wondered about what the effects of drugs on your body could be, here’s something interesting for you. San Francisco-based graphic designer Brian Pollett, aka Pixel-Pusha, went on a 20-day “binge” and created 20 illustrations while under the influence of different drugs.

Inspiration can be triggered by many things. For some, it’s the colors of changing seasons that stimulate creativity outbursts. For others, a 15-minute Pinterest scroll session might do the job.

However, there are always those inspiration seekers who choose to walk the line and experiment with alternative stimuli, such aspsychedelics and other substances.

Even visionaries such as Thomas Edison and Steve Jobs relied on the effects of recreational drug use. (Just don’t start thinking that an occasional joint will turn you into a tech genius, k?)

One of such experimentalists is San Francisco-based graphic designer Brian Pollett, aka Pixel-Pusha, who went on a 20-day “binge” and created 20 illustrations while under the influence of different drugs.

He told A Plus,

I wanted to create opportunities to educate, whether related to psychedelics or art. My initial idea was to make myself a representative of these people; a simple person they can relate to and feel less judged.

I’ve done years of research, I understand the effects both emotionally and chemically. I used drug testing kits to ensure I was taking the correct substance, and I was always in the comfort of my studio while listening to my favorite music.

Imagine the past, future, and linear time are gone. You can just focus on your existence in the present. The idea of tomorrow is laughable. I can create art without concern of outsider judgment, without over analyzing my process, and intuitively enjoy creating the most honest work.

Day 1 — Butylone

Day 2 — G.H.B.

Day 3 — Codeine

Day 4 — T.H.C.

Day 5 — Alcohol

Day 6 — Nitrous

Day 7 — Cocaine

Day 8 — Psilocybin

Day 9 — 4-HO-MIPT

Day 10 — Poppers

Day 11 — DMT

Day 12 — Ether

Day 13 — 25I

Day 14 — MXE

Day 15 — MDMA

Day 16 — Amphetamine

Day 17 — Mescaline

Day 18 — Ketamine

Day 19 — LSD

Day 20 — Love

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