Hunter S Thompson

THE MAN AND LEGACY

Hunter S. Thompson was a peculiar looking man, but his peculiarities are grossly exaggerated and forever immortalised in the even more peculiar work of Ralph Steadman. Hunter’s long-time friend and illustrator knew him in a such a way that he was able to convince us we knew him him too, in some kind of way. His quirky illustrations have managed to encapsulate an essence of the drive and longing, the twisted inflections and remarkable insight of a man who remains to this day an enigma – in so much as one can be expected to capture anything of a mind and soul of such brevity and unfathomability as Hunter’s.