By Brooklyn-based artist Brian Blomerth, Bicycle Day documents the day LSD was discovered by Swiss chemist Albert Hofmann. As the story goes: he ingested the experimental compound and then set off on the first documented trip, which culminated in a peak while he was riding home on his bicycle. Hofmann’s book LSD: My Problem Child, affords only a few paragraphs about the first encounter. As such, it made for the perfect tale to tell within the confines of a graphic novel. In it, Blomerth depicts Hofmann as half-human, half-dog and follows him along that first trip. It’s technicolor, psychedelic and undoubtedly entertaining. The book is available now, and Blomerth explains his process to AIGA Eye on Design. Read more there.
Brian Blomerth’s Graphic Novel Tells the Tale of the First Acid Trip