Friday, June 27, 2008

Ralph Steadman from Fear and Loathing to Flying Dog

Last night in the car I listened in on a conversation about the label art for Flying Dog Beer. Turns out they weren't lying, artist and long time friend of Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman is responsible for these grimy illustrations that are a perfect fit for the brand who's ale names are full of greasy entendre.

The brewery was also part of a lengthy legal dispute over the beer's original statement that Steadman bestowed on them, "Good Beer, No Shit" ...they won.

There are also a ton of images and artwork on the Flying Dog Flikr page.