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a synesthete whose synesthesia composes his own city
May 13, 2009 9:44 AM   Subscribe

A Map of the Lands Beyond, The Synesthetic City, Zoe, Time Travel, and other animations by Youtube prodigy Chris Lineberry

Meet the 17 18 year-old artist who uses MS Paint to create psychedelic "song narrations."

Bonus Music Video for associated Baltimore band Videohippos
posted by Potomac Avenue (8 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

Warning! Some videos have lots of epilepsy inducing flashes.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:47 AM on May 13, 2009

Impressive stuff, especially "The Synesthetic City." But is anyone else on the blue reaching the age where super-bright-color-flashy-TokiopopLOLZsneakzkultur alienates and frightens them? It's like that time I went to a Dan Deacon show and was rushed to the hospital for an overdosing on Gameboy Color.

Anyway, who are these kids to have candy-colored hope for love and the future? Just wait 'til they get outta college. Then we'll see who's falling in love with pretty girls and fighting primary colored octopi with wonderhands. Yes, then we'll see!
posted by ford and the prefects at 10:01 AM on May 13, 2009 [1 favorite]

I'm sorry, this was just lame. I wanted to like it because of the Phantom Tollbooth reference and egregious use of the Wes Anderson movie font, but it in the end was just lame.
posted by Lipstick Thespian at 10:21 AM on May 13, 2009

falling in love with pretty girls and fighting primary colored octopi with wonderhands

On our lawns, nonetheless!

On our dang blasted lawns.
posted by CynicalKnight at 10:24 AM on May 13, 2009 [1 favorite]

Wow, The Synesthetic City is fantastic - Mario Paint meets Cremaster Cycle. Wish the Phantom Tollbooth one was better, I love that book.
posted by oulipian at 10:46 AM on May 13, 2009

He's no Andrew Mathas.
posted by infinitewindow at 11:08 AM on May 13, 2009

I still don't like hipsters.
posted by ZaneJ. at 11:41 AM on May 13, 2009 [1 favorite]

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