Hunter S. Thompson t-shirt Gallery Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas t-shirts
The movie Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas is based on Hunter S. Thompson's book, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream. The movie adaptation follows journalist Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) and attorney Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) on their crazed, drug-filled trip to Vegas. Below, we present a Hunter S. Thompson t-shirt gallery featuring essential clothing related to the author and his derivative works. We feature a variety of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas t-shirts, including the popular Gonzo tee and the Bat Country t-shirt. Hunter S. Thompson based his Fear and Loathing book on experiences from his own trip to Las Vegas with attorney Oscar Zeta Acosta.
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Fear and Loathing Bat Country t-shirt
This bestselling Bat Country Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas t-shirt features an image of Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) riding in his Chevrolet Impala convertible. He's holding a flyswatter in his left hand in an attempt to ward off the bats, which he believes are swarming around the car. In reference to Johnny Depp's popular quote from the movie, the phrase, "Visit Beautiful Bat Country, Barstow, Ca" is printed above the image. See matching Bat Country Fear and Loathing hats which are also available.
Gonzo Hunter S. Thompson t-shirt
The Gonzo symbol on the Hunter S. Thompson t-shirt on the left is nearly identical to the image that Thompson used on campaign posters during his run for sheriff of Aspen, Colorado. The term "Gonzo" refers to a style of journalistic research, popularized by Thompson, where the author participates in the subject action instead of being a passive observer. This term was the inspiration for the name of Benicio Del Toro's Fear and Loathing character, Dr. Gonzo. Below the Gonzo logo is a Hunter S. Thompson quote that has been related to Thompson himself.
Somewhere Around Barstow Quote tee
These Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas t-shirts display the opening sentence of Hunter S. Thompson's book, "We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold." This is also the first line of the Terry Gilliam Fear and Loathing movie adaptation starring Johnny Depp. These Hunter S. Thompson shirts are available in a variety of colors and styles.
Fear and Loathing Hallucination tee
This designer style Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas t-shirt features an image of a pistol above what the designer terms as "experimental type." The experimental font reads, "fear and loathing & fear and loathing & fear..." A small logo on the back of the tee reads, "HST 1937-2005," commemorating the life of gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson.
Fear and Loathing Koopa Country tee
The front of this Hunter S. Thompson t-shirt displays a mash up of everyone's favorite video game character showing his supply in Koopa country. Sunglasses shade his eyes. It's easy to imagine him saying a quote like, "Buy the flower, enjoy the power," or something to that effect. Hold up your HST Gonzo fist proudly in the air as you reach for bouncing stars, falling mushrooms, gold coins and Yoshi eggs. This design is available on both men's and women's tees in a variety of styles, including v-neck Ts, sweatshirts, and long sleeves.
We Can't Stop Here, this is Bat Country
The front of this tee features Johnny Depp's classic Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas quote, "We can't stop here. This is bat country." It is the most popular quote from the movie, and it is easily recognizable by even the most passive fan. The front of this T also features an orange, a red, and a brown bat to the left of the text. The design's offbeat images and unsteady font effectively invoke the wired and dissociative tone of the movie. This Fear and Loathing Bat Country t-shirt is available in other colors, including an all white design on a black tee.
This is Muppet Country t-shirt
These Muppet Country Hunter S. Thompson t-shirts are an obvious play on "Gonzo" Journalism. You might run across these two at Bazooko's Circus, a fictional circus-themed casino in Las Vegas. Raoul (Johnny Depp) and Dr. Gonzo (Benicio Del Toro) go inside Bazooko's Circus while they are high from an ether binge. Depp's character lets us know that Bazooko's Circus reflects a deeper meaning, stating, "Bazooko's Circus is what the whole hep world would be doing Saturday nights if the Nazis had won the war. This was the Sixth Reich."
How Much for the Ape?
This cool Hunter S. Thompson t-shirt features the Raoul Duke (Johnny Depp) quote, "Let's get down to brass tacks. How much for the ape?" Wear this tee as you practice Gonzo journalism, where the author participates in, and at times even instigates, the experiences of his subject. A similar symbol to the one on the Gonzo Fear and Loathing t-shirts displayed earlier was used by Thompson on fliers for his bid to be sheriff of Aspen.
Johnny Depp Fear and Loathing Quote
The front of this tee features a white neon style outline of Johnny Depp's face. He's wearing a hat and sunglasses; and he's smoking a cigarette through a plastic cigarette holder. To the right of this image is the Johnny Depp movie quote, "The decision to flee came suddenly." This Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas t-shirt is available in multiple colors, including green, brown, and navy blue.
Hunter S. Thompson Bat Country t-shirt
Prior to the Terry Gilliam movie, Hunter S. Thompson had put the Fear and Loathing movie rights in the hands of a girlfriend. She was approached by animator Ralph Bakshi, who wanted to do an adaptation as a feature-length animated movie, in the tradition of Ralph Steadman's illustrations from the book. Instead, she opted for the bigger live-action Terry Gilliam Hollywood movie. This Hunter S. Thompson Bat Country Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas t-shirt was inspired by both the movie and the illustrations from the HST book.
Hunter Green Fear and Loathing tee
Raise your Gonzo fist to the Hunter S. Thompson t-shirt on the left. This unique portrait design stylishly captures the man behind Fear and Loathing, who put onto paper the memorable quote, "We were somewhere around Barstow, on the edge of the desert, when the drugs began to take hold." This excerpt alludes to the time that Hunter S. Thompson traveled to Las Vegas with his attorney Oscar Zeta Acosta (Dr. Gonzo in the movie). He was supposed to cover the Mint 400 off-road race.
Wear this tee to show your support for author Hunter S. Thompson, who once campaigned to become sheriff of Aspen, Colorado. Support the Fear and Loathing movie and Hunter S. Thompson's Gonzo Journalism style.