Limited Edition Destiny: The Taken King PS4 Bundle Out This September

The package will include:

  • A white Destiny-inspired 500GB Limited Edition PS4 system 
  • A physical copy of Destiny: The Taken King Legendary Edition
  • Destiny, Expansions I and II, and The Taken King
  • Upgrade to the Digital Collector’s Edition, which includes:
    -three exotic Guardian class items with XP bonuses
    -three classic-specific emotes, three armor shaders
    -early access weapons pack.



BOTR036 - EYELINER :: “BUY NOW” C44
Eyeliner is a moniker of New Zealand based artist and vaporwave magnate Luke Rowell. Buy Now is his newest bombastic blammer, a magnum opus guaranteed to zipline you to luxurious vapor funked aether. If there’s one cassette you will need to start the summer off right, you won’t have to look any further. Oh yeah, your iTunes playlist wants a copy too; good thing we’ve got you covered there. Buy Now has all your favorite jams: “Toy Dog”, “Pinot Noir”, “High Heels”, “Payphone” and much more. Features beyond fresh and funky artwork by NYC design firm EyeBodega. Get with the programme. Buy now.

Limited edition of 150 brightly yellow shelled cassette tapes
Pro-imprinted and duplicated in the U.S.A.
Design by EyeBodega
Pre-order now!
Ships on or by 23 July

My limited edition print run of this piece, “Haematopoeitic Transpiration” is available now through Black Dragon Press! Nicolas Delort has been putting together a series of art prints based around certain themes and I’m honored to be a part of it (be sure to check out Dadu Shin’s incredible piece also on the same theme)

To find out more about purchasing a print or more details overall go to the Black Dragon Press website at http://www.blackdragonpress.co.uk

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Mayday’s Maygic Circle by Adrienne Rozzi // Poison Apple Printshop

Limited edition of 18. Three-color screenprint on archival paper.

Wheels and magic circles have been used by magical practitioners dating back to ancient cultures. The wheel acts as a graphical microcosm of the universe itself and represents the sorceress’s relation to her surroundings and available energies. Mayday’s Magic Circle embodies the origins, traditions, lore, and symbols pertaining to fire festivals practiced around this time of year (May 1st) to mark the return of spring and summer.

At the wheel’s core is a depiction of Flora, the roman goddess of flowers, sexuality, fertility, and vegetation. Her festival, Floralia, is one of the oldest recorded holidays in which Mayday-like traditions arose. The fire festivals of Beltaine, Mayday, and Walpurgisnacht all hark back to having roots in Floralia traditions making Flora the perfect centerpiece for Mayday’s Magic Circle.

The first inner circle of the wheel touches upon common traditions practiced during Mayday including erecting a Maypole, gathering flowers, building bonfires, crowning the May queen, hand fasting, and visiting natural springs or wishing wells. The Maypole was thought of as a phallic symbol representing the sun which fertilizes the earth to bring about new life. Gathering flowers and wood for bonfires was very common throughout all springtime festivals as a way of sharing earth’s bounty with your family, neighbors, and community. A young maiden was chosen to lead the Mayday festivities and crowned the May Queen as a representation of Flora and mother earth. Finding love and being flirtatious were encouraged during the festivities and therefore many betrothals came about during this time which lead to weddings during the following month of June. This is a tradition still somewhat prevalent in our modern age and attests to the undying customs of Mayday. Although Mayday and the like are fire festivals it is important to note that water was also worshipped during the celebrations as an aid to the earth’s growing season. It was a common occurrence to visit natural springs and wells the morning of May 1st and that the first pale raised from the well (as well as the morning dew) was blessed with the magic of spring and would bring you good luck and beauty throughout the year.

The second ring from the center of the wheel depicts the animals and magical creatures believed to correspond to Beltane and Mayday. Goats, hares, and honey bees were all worshipped for their energetic and sexually active nature as a symbol of fertility. Cattle were blessed in Beltaine bonfires to ensure good health and an abundant growing season. The mythical creatures associated with springtime are Faeries, Pegasus, Giants, and Satyrs. It is believed that May 1st marks the day when Faeries come out of hibernation to cause playful mischief and spread their magic throughout the green lands once again.

A thin ring of symbols makes up the next layer of Mayday’s Magic Circle. Alchemical and planetary symbols represent fire, the sun, water, the earth, the moon, Venus (the feminine goddess), Mercury (the masculine god), and Taurus. Interspersed between these symbols are ancient runes representing protection, the torch, the sun, awakening, the gift, the cycle, longevity, and motherhood. The runes presence on the wheel represents the Scandinavian cultures that also hold a springtime festival on May 1st referred to as Thrimilci. The mixture of alchemy, astronomical symbols, and runes alludes to the fact that although they are different cultures, springtime is a joyous season that effects everyone throughout the world.

The outer ring of the magic circle represents the trees, plants, and herbs commonly worshipped and used during Mayday ceremonies. Clockwise from top is Lily of the Valley, Willow tree, Lilac, Hazel tree, Apple blossoms, Juniper tree, Woodruff, Fir tree, Bluebell, Birch tree, Ivy, Rowan tree, Cinquefoil, Oak tree, Primrose, and Hawthorn Tree. Among these trees there were 9 sacred woods gathered in preparation of Mayday and Beltane which were used to light the ceremonial balefires.

The entire wheel is encircled by the ouroboros, the snake eating it’s tail, as a reminder that Mayday festivities are to honor one half of the year in a never-ending cycle of death and rebirth. Also spanning the entire wheel is the constellation of Taurus which is highlighted by silver leaf accents. Cultures would know when it was time to prepare for Mayday and Beltaine when the sun reached 15 degrees Taurus in the night sky.

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Peter Blake. Illustrations to Through the Looking-Glass. 1970.

‘But isn’t it old!’ Tweedledum cried, ‘and to show you I’m not proud, you may shake hands with me!’, 'and the two knights sat and looked at each other without speaking’, 'It isn’t manners for us to begin, you know’, said the Rose, 'For instance now, now there’s the King’s messenger’, Just at this moment, somehow or other, they began to run, So Alice picked him up very gently, 'Well, this is grand!’ said Alice (top to bottom).