I finally got around to reading my backed-up RSS feeds, and had the chance to peruse these, well, demented 1970s biology textbook illustrations uncovered by Crooked Timber. I mean, what? No – what??! Crooked Timber calls it a “Groovy Prog Rock Wannabe Biology Text.” I don’t know what to say, except that I went to Artomatic yesterday, which had something like a thousand artists, and this psychedelica is far trippier than anything I saw there. Whoa, man.
For the record, if I had, as a child, learned to associate biology with angry disembodied leopard heads flying towards me on Frisbees of fire, over roiling Hokusai waves, I would definitely have chosen a different career.
Update: more context on the textbook of terror here, thanks to @TheDarkEngine