Thanks to 3D printing, it seems like anything is possible these days. Like, have you ever found yourself thinking, “Gee, I really would like to trip balls today, but I just don’t feel like actually tripping?” If so, you may want to check out Hungarian artist Bence Agoston’s new “Mood” sunglasses.
The sunglasses, which are designed to make you feel like you’re in the middle of a panic-free LSD experience (at least, visually speaking), are made from 100% 3D-printed materials. The frame is made out of ABS, a highly moldable plastic, while the lenses are made out of UV-filtered and transparent material, so not only will they make you think you’re hallucinating, but they’ll also protect you from the sun.
So, how exactly does all of this work? Each pair of frames comes with six different sets of patterned lenses, which can be layered in myriad different ways in order to best suit your visual needs. Each of the lenses has its own specific Moirépattern (a kind of superimposed pattern created by overlaying two identical patterns and then slightly rotating them away from each other), which filters green, red and blue lights. If you don’t like the show you’re seeing, simply rotate the layered lenses until you like what you see.
According to Agostan, “because each color filters the incoming lights differently, and the patterns can overlap each other or leave blank fields, the new view is completely random and twisted.” While there’s clearly no wrong time to use glasses this awesome (except maybe while driving), Agostan insists that “the ideal situation of use is during travel, when people listen to music, just looking out the window and watching the ever-changing sights, in perfect harmony with the music.” Spoken like a true tripper.
While the sunglasses are not currently available to be shipped just yet, according to a comment made by Agostan himself, it’ll only take a few more weeks for this dream product to become a reality. While the price tag will probably be significantly more expensive than even the most high-grade acid on the market, at least, you’ll be able to use them forever (or at least, until your roommate takes them to a concert and loses them because she gets too drunk).