Thursday, July 18

Happy Birthday Hunter S. Thompson

"If you're going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it
or else you're going to be locked up"
- Hunter S. Thompson


Today is iconic American author and journalist Hunter S. Thompson's birthday.  He is most famous for his work Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas which later became a film starring Johnny Depp.


Hunter S. Thompson is also credited with creating the concept of "Gonzo journalism" - a highly personalized style of reporting where the author becomes so involved with the writing process that they themselves become a central character.  Thompson's works remain highly influential still today and he is even the theme behind Garrett Leight's new eyewear campaign.

 
A still shot of Garrett Leight's new campaign

Happy Birthday to Hunter S. Thompson and if you're looking for a Summer read, we highly recommend Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.