Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ralph Steadman vs. Gerald Scarfe

Ralph Steadman is known as the epitome of Gonzo Art having work very close with Gonzo writer Hunter S. Thompson on the art for the Rolling Stones article, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.  The success of this lead Thompson to recruit Steadman again for a series of articles.  His work also extends to the art for a version of Alice in Wonderland and a book on Sigmund Freud.

Gerald Scarfe of a similar style is best known for his work with the television show Yes Minister and his work with Pink Floyd for the cover art of The Wall and for the animation in The Wall.  Scarfe also had a series of political cartoons featured in the New Yorker and was the Production Designer on the Disney movie Hercules.

Oh, so similar but oh, so different.