Gordy Grundy — yes, that’s his real name — is an artist and writer who’s bringing a match to his past and figuratively burning more than 200 pieces of art, including over 13 bodies of work he’s been making since he gave up his day job in order to become a full-time artist. (Read all about it in Grundy’s book, The Artist’s Pants, downloadable as a free PDF.)
Grundy is also the man behind the world’s own chance-based religion — the Fellowship of Fortuna, a “good-luck cult” that publishes Fortuna Daily, which features the surreal art-adventures of Emperor Muk. There’s also an online store and a web-enabled carnival midway with virtual games of chance, including the meaning-of-life membership questionnaire, a strange solitaire game, and a modern-day mantra designed to bring good luck to the unfortunate.
One of our favorite projects by Grundy is Gordy Recommends…, a series of potent cocktail recipes superimposed onto old-timey fine-art illustrations, all of which don’t just tell you what to drink, but how you’ll feel after you’ve had a few, too. See what we mean below.
2 ounces Bombay Sapphire
1 ounce lemon juice
1 teaspoon sugar
In a highball glass, stir the gin, lemon juice and sugar.
Fill with ice and champagne.
Feel the freedom.
From the Back Alleys of Old Shanghai, to the Gaming Tables of Macao…
1 ounce premium Bombay Sapphire Gin
1 ounce premium light rum
1 teaspoon freshly chopped ginger
1-1/2 ounce pineapple juice
1 dash grenadine
Stir well with ice and strain into a cocktail glass.
Detail with lime wedges.
Overwhelming and tranquil.
“The Scurvy Screw”
Get your Vitamin C the pirate way…
One ounce orange juice
One ounce grapefruit juice
A splash of cranberry juice
Two ounces premium light rum
A dash of grenadine
Juice of a lime quarter
Pour over ice into a highball glass.
Garnish with fresh fruit wedges.
Rape and pillage.
“The Von Dutch”
4 ounces Blue Ice Vodka
2 ounces fresh tonic water
Pour over ice into a Collins glass.
Stir. Tour with a lime wheel.
Embrace the wild unknown.