D.I.Y. Magic offers a set of mind hacks that will help any creative artist to find new sources of inspiration. It will change the way you think about yourself, about creativity, and about the world. Encompassing self-help, psychology and philosophy, this book will help you hack into deeper levels of creativity, access the subconscious, and discover techniques that have been used by artists for centuries.
From vision quests and lucid dreaming to creating a memory palace and Salvador Dali's spoon trick, the deceptively simple exercises collected by Anthony Alvarado are designed to help readers escape the traps of rationality we are conditioned to fall into.
Follow in the steps of the Romantics, the Dadaists, the Surrealists, the beatniks and anyone chasing the muse. Learn how to pull the strings of everyday reality and unlock the magic of the creative mind. Illustrated by a host of visionary artists, including alternative comic artists such as Farel Dalrymple and Ron Rege Jr, D.I.Y. Magic is a radically original arsenal of ways to think, perceive and experience the world.