Words are really not necessary to describe the awesomeness of this convergence, but I’ll try: James Jarvis has very casually drawn up some very wonderful illustrations inspired by very epic Spacemen 3 [here's a fan site] albums. Jarvis posted the sketches to his Instagram account yesterday, and I encountered them while I was listening to Spacemen 3 at work. Each time a real live art gallery or brick-and-mortar shop closes due to Internet competition, I get bummed. But then stuff like this happens, and I think: “more Internet, please.”
One year ago this month, James Jarvis shuttered his long-running toy company, Amos Toys. I wrote about it back then, and many of his fans and collectors (including me) were saddened by the news. But now looking back with a year of perspective, I see Mr. Jarvis dipping his quill into all manner of cross-cultural artistic endeavors. His Instagram account alone is flush with inspiration and contagious humor. These are good things.
Do you know the music of the Spacemen 3? Here’s a worthy clip:
And a little get-to-know-the-band chat:
And then James Jarvis asks: Tell me…how does it feel?
And then Spacemen 3 asks: How does it feel?
And then James Jarvis paints a visual of my answer: it feels amazing.
More like this, please!