'The Science of the Mushroom Kingdom' Explores Super Flora

Designed for a Communication Design Fundamentals class, The Science of the Mushroom Kingdom offers a look at the flora and fungi of the Super Mario Bros. universe, a textbook designed for budding botanist bros.

Reader and Carnegie Mellon University student Theyab forwarded us a copy of his creation, which explains the properties (and dangers) of the most common plant life that plumber-adventurers use in their work. The Science of the Mushroom Kingdom would be a handy primer to those new to the effects of Super Mushrooms and Fire Flowers—and a serious warning to any Mushroom Kingdom resident who would haphazardly freebase Star Power dust.

"The project was to make an instruction book of my choice so I decided to make a textbook explaining how some of of the flora of the Mushroom Kingdom worked," Theyab explains. "That is if the Mushroom Kingdom was a real place. I tried to make it feel as if it was a book the young toads would read."

Packed with laugh out loud in-jokes and real world references, The Science of the Mushroom Kingdom is an impressive creation. Dean's List worthy, I say!

We'd highly recommend poking through the gallery to enjoy Theyab's work.

'The Science of the Mushroom Kingdom' Explores Super Flora

'The Science of the Mushroom Kingdom' Explores Super Flora

'The Science of the Mushroom Kingdom' Explores Super Flora

'The Science of the Mushroom Kingdom' Explores Super Flora

'The Science of the Mushroom Kingdom' Explores Super Flora

'The Science of the Mushroom Kingdom' Explores Super Flora

'The Science of the Mushroom Kingdom' Explores Super Flora