Brian Blomerth’s Graphic Novel Tells the Tale of the First Acid Trip

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 …

Studio Visit: Artist Tim Youd

We visit the workspace of an artist dedicated to literature and classic typewriters

In his Hollywood studio, Tim Youd is standing next to a giant sculpture of an Underwood typewriter. His passion for classic manual typewriters is immediately noticeable: they can be found on surfaces everywhere, and there are supplies for them packed to the rafters. There are sculptures of  them, made by piecing together layer upon layer of cardboard. He blind-draws typewriters over each other—with a tabulate …

3D Renderings of Houses Drawn by Kids

When asked to draw the “home of the future,” a group of British children unleashed their imaginations, incorporating everything from sails to rope ladders and even pyramidal architecture. As Atlas Obscura points out, these homes represent more than whimsy and “also reflect what a child thinks of as a home and how they see the world they’re inheriting.” Many are almost unreachable and one contains …