Gonzo Art: The Super Surreal Art Of Ralph Steadman

Creative energy is often really harnessed when shared, and the relationship between Hunter S. Thompson and Ralph Steadman is no exception. Virtually anything that Thompson produced during his career featured Steadman’s wonderfully bizarre illustrations, which greatly complemented the out-there, Gonzo brand of journalism that Thompson pioneered in the latter quarter of the 20th century.

Steadman’s images are instantly recognizable to anyone familiar with the enigma that was Hunter S. Thompson. And thanks to Johnny Depp’s brilliant portrayal of Thompson in 1998’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, another generation was introduced to the often misunderstood writer as well as Steadman’s sensory twisting and thought provoking drawings. Not only is Steadman’s work used for the Criterion Edition cover art of the film, but Fear and Loathing director Terry Gilliam thoughtfully (and effectively) assaulted the audience with Steadman’s often drug-fueled images throughout the film.

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Updating Philosophies: Street Art In NYC

This video takes us into the life of Cern, a street artist and graffiti writer in Brooklyn, New York. Intimate and illuminating, this short documentary shows Cern creating murals and other guerrilla installations while explaining what moves him to make his art. He refers to his work as “ephemeral art”– art that is temporary and changes with the landscape. For Cern, street art is a dynamic form present in our everyday lives, and that makes it more like poetry than like painting.

Liked that video? Then check out our original photos of vibrant street art in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Surreal Sunset Photography By Timothy Corbin

Timothy Corbin Boats

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Trinidad born photographer Timothy Corbin captures the meeting of the sun and the horizon in a way that few others can. Combining long exposure with naturally gorgeous landscapes, Corbin makes water and fog seem as if they’re flowing while the rest of the Earth sits still, adding rich movement to his works’ already striking colors and composition. A quiet chill echoes in the stillness of his photography, reminding us of the transience of everything, even and especially natural beauty.

Timothy Corbin Sunset Frost

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Nothing Says Happy New Year Like 13 Tons Of Candy

Craig & Karl

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They’re calling it a candy carpet, and it’s taking over China. Artists Craig & Karl teamed up with Hong Kong creative studio AllRightsReserved to build “Sweet as One,” a lighthearted candy installation that features blooming flowers, pandas and colorful patterns. Constructed out of 13 tons of candy, the installation was built to celebrate the Chinese New Year and–as odd as it may seem–to draw attention to the plight of underprivileged children in rural areas.

13 Tons of Candy Art

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Candy Installation Up Close

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