Van Winkle’s



i was recently commissioned by Van Winkle’s to make a couple of pieces on sleep and drugs

the collage above (BENZOS ❀) is about 50s housewives on valium (and swiss roll) πŸ˜‰

the one below accompanies a pretty interesting articleΒ about a drug called Baclofen that’s being used to treat alcoholism in France, but apparently causes hyper-vivid dreams and ‘encounters with supernatural beings…’

hope you enjoy! hope everything’s ok! bye bye!!

Ben x x x


17 comments on “Van Winkle’s

  1. Jeff says:

    Well done on the commission. Swiss roll is an unjustly maligned drug.

    • Hello, Fig says:

      what’s good Jeff

      Swiss roll is a gateway to all sorts of fricked up baked goods. Just say NO to Swiss roll kids πŸ˜‰


  2. Laurie Keim says:

    Is that approaching his eye or streaming out of his mind? Either way–pretty fantastic.

  3. I absolutely love these! So psychedelic!

    • Hello, Fig says:

      hey thanks Anna!! the deadline was tight so i had to make both in one day, pretty pleased with them tho hehe. How are u? πŸ‘ˆ

  4. Theanne aka magnoliamoonpie says:

    Nicely done…I just had a “Valley of the Dolls” moment πŸ™‚

    • Hello, Fig says:

      Aah never seen it.. With Sharon Tate amiright?

      • Theanne aka magnoliamoonpie says:

        you’re absolutely right…”The film stars Barbara Parkins, Patty Duke, Sharon Tate, Paul Burke, Martin Milner and Susan Hayward.” info. found at Wikipedia πŸ™‚ I don’t remember seeing the movie…but I read the book πŸ™‚

  5. Pimpf says:

    Reblogged this on Pimpf : Drifting somewhere… and commented:
    great art from hello Fig, enjoy it πŸ™‚

  6. elmediat says:

    Excellent compositions. Valley of the Swiss Rolls

    I don’t drink and I have hyper-vivid dreams and β€˜encounters with supernatural beings… who post collages on their blogs. πŸ˜€ No drugs required.

    Mention Swiss Roll to a Canadian and the immediate association is Vachon – Jos. Louis & May West . πŸ™‚

    • Hello, Fig says:

      Haha!! hey Elme πŸ‘‹ yea i have to say it doesn’t sound like the best cure for alcoholism ~ basically tripping ur face off every night (?!) But needs must, I guess? πŸ˜‰

      Are u in Canada btw? πŸ‘

  7. […] looove the collage work by Ben Stainton of Hello, Fig so much. I particularly loved this post, where he shared two images that he was commissioned to create about sleep and drugs. They’re […]

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