The art of Ralph Steadman
September 9, 2013 8:59 AM   Subscribe

A mistake is only an opportunity to do something else (video), says Ralph Steadman, an illustrator and satirist famous for being Hunter S. Thompson's long-time collaborator.
posted by shivohum (7 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
Thanks for this! Love this guy's work and his studio is just wonderful.
posted by SpecialSpaghettiBowl at 9:43 AM on September 9, 2013

Now I'm craving a Flying Dog beer.
posted by pmbuko at 9:53 AM on September 9, 2013

I'm missing something on the Economist link. I see the headline, then links to other entries on their arts blog, then the comments. The previous/next entries have full articles. My fault for still being on IE9 at work?
posted by Lukenlogs at 10:29 AM on September 9, 2013

Steadman's illustrations for Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, and The Hunting of the Snark may be the most innovative treatment of those books since the originals. Samples here, here, here and here. It seems that only he and Tenniel understood that Carroll's books were satires.
posted by ubiquity at 11:21 AM on September 9, 2013 [2 favorites]

looooooove him!
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 12:41 PM on September 9, 2013

I still pull out "America" from time to time to peruse. It's only gotten truer, sadly. Makes me miss Hunter, too.
posted by umberto at 2:27 PM on September 9, 2013

I enjoyed watching that, thanks. He makes making art look such fun. Nice to hear him singing too.
posted by misteraitch at 3:17 PM on September 9, 2013

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