Curious Markings are schizophrenic hallucinations brought to life

Our mission: Making mental illness visible.

Curious Markings Co. was established as a social enterprise to employ schizophrenic people, donate money to mental health supports and other causes, and most importantly, make mental illness more visible to the public in a unique and conversation-starting way.

An animation of markings in white, morphing into other markings on a starry background.
A sample page from Curious Markings Vol. I, a photo of a forest with overlaid text that says, 'You are light. Why fear the shadow when it cannot exist in your presence?'

Delve into the mind of a schizophrenic

Curious Markings Vol. I, written by Ian McKenzie, is an interactive reading experience with works of micro-fiction, personal stories of extrasensory experiences, as well as lessons learned from managing a severe mental illness. Sign up to read the demo or buy the full digital copy for $10.

Through art, we are making mental illness visible

A photo of four people wearing various Curious Markings T-Shirts
A photo of a mountainscape with a circular portal overlaid with a white marking, inside the portal are stars in the distance spinning around as if watching a timelapse of the sky on the North or South Pole
A starscape of the night sky

Join us subversively spreading mental illness awareness by placing markings everywhere

Become a patron and get exclusive content

Both digital and physical, including personalized markings and birthday cards mailed directly to you.

Photo of the Handmade print (Warning) product

Hang our beautiful art in your home or office

Open up a conversation about mental health with your visitors by displaying our hand-printed, hand-packaged, wax sealed prints made on Vancouver Island, Canada.