Festival Vision: Sight Distorting Style

Screen Shot 2015-07-28 at 7.52.56 AMLooking at the world clearly is soooooo last festival season. To really enhance their visual experiences and create a style statement, some are turning toward glasses that distort rather than clarify vision.

According to a piece at YourEDM one new spectacle option created by Hungarian student Bence Agoston is customizable and 3D-printed with lenses that create psychedelic visuals that can enhance raves and other shows with light features.

“Invented as part of a first-year school assignment, his MOOD glasses have the potential to invade the dance music culture and become the newest and coolest way to experience the stages’ light shows.”


The site behance.net notes that the glasses feature multiple layers that can be adjusted to adapt your viewing experience to the situation. With six lenses that can be rotated, the eyewear features red, green, and blue patterns that are inspired by visual effects. The glasses can even be worn with clear lenses, but what’s the fun in that?

“…The individual patterns may be varied with others, so the number of variations – depending on the number of lenses – can be vast…Because every color filters the incoming lights differently, and the patterns can overlap each other, or leave blank fields, the new vision is completely random and twisted. MOOD was designed with the goal of making the experience of music listening totally complete. It can assign optional vision to the feeling by the psychedelic music.”


Another way to skew your view is through kaleidoscope glasses, such as Holes by hOles. Splitting the light through crystal prisms, these mind benders have been seen on the likes of Lady Gaga. It should be noted, however, that these glasses are not recommended for street wear. The company notes: http://h0les.com/#travelGuide

“These are conceptual accessories. They aren’t sensible. But hopefully you are. So we are not liable for any injuries or damages caused by use of these products.”

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For those who want a cool effect for their festival fun, Auroravizion makes single, double, and spiral diffraction glasses that enhance the visual experience with a starburst of the rainbow bursting from the visual center of sight. Auroravizion sites an inspiration of the skies for the party wear that is sometimes called fireworks, rainbow, or fractal glasses, the company notes:

“Growing up in rural Alaska the Aurora Borealis a.k.a. The Northern Lights were the most beautiful form of light for me. Nothing compared and nothing comes close. From my love of lighting I’ve started this project in hopes that I can share my appreciation as far as the Internet and travels will allow.”




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