Solvitur Bibendo

14 April 2017

This badge features the herbs used to brew absinthe - green anise, grand wormwood and sweet fennel.

Renowned for the power to bring inspiration and visions absinthe was the drink of choice for experimental artists and writers such as Van Gogh, Rimbaud and Oscar Wilde.

Although the hallucinatory effects of absinthe have long been disproved, it still stands as a symbol of bohemianism and the work mantra 'write drunk, edit sober'.

Loudly declare your love of the hard stuff with this badge.