One of the things that's interested me with the recent flurry of articles about Elephants On Acid
, is how the artists who illustrated the articles chose to depict an elephant on acid. So here's a small collection I've put together of artistic depictions of elephants on acid. The two popular options are either to show an angry-looking elephant, or a psychedelic one.
(left) from the cover of my book
; (right) from an album by Tusko Fatale, a Virginia-based band.
(left) from the Daily Mail
; (right) from the Daily Telegraph
(left) from the New Scientist; (right) from the London Times
A sad-looking elephant from the Guardian
This looks like it should be a picture of an elephant on acid, but it's actually the logo of the 2008 Republican National Convention
to be help in Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota.
And finally, here's the one published picture of an actual elephant on acid, that appeared on the front page of the Daily Oklahoman
on August 4, 1962. There are other pictures of elephants on acid from the two elephant-lsd experiments that have been conducted, but they're all hidden away in an archive at UCLA, having been deemed too controversial for the public to see.