Ralph Steadman × TSJ Limited Print



From the cover of TSJ 33.3

Steadman’s untitled illustration was initially published in his and Hunter S. Thompson’s 1983 book The Curse of Lono—an account of their stay in Hawaii while covering the 1980 Honolulu Marathon for Running magazine.

“I’ve entered you into the Pipeline Masters,” Thompson writes to Steadman in the book, “a world-class surfing contest on the north shore of Oahu. You will need some work on your high-speed balance for this one, Ralph. You’ll be shot through the curl at speeds up to 50 or even 75 miles an hour, and you won’t want to fall.”

Steadman, a non-surfer, declined the farcical invite, but his interpretation of the Pipeline experience resonates. Over 40 years later, it landed on the cover of TSJ 33.3 and is offered here, uncropped and in partnership with the artist himself, as a limited edition print available to order now until July 31.

  • Printed with artist’s signature
  • Printed on acid free fine-art paper with archival Epson inks
  • Wood moulding in black, white oak, or white finish
  • All frames are chopped and joined in Costa Mesa, California
  • Conservation-grade, high alpha cellulose matboards
  • Acid free foam core backing
  • Framing grade plexiglass

Optional complimentary framing is available with each print purchase. Frame options include: black, white, white oak, or none.

Images shown are digital renderings for reference only. Image crop may vary on final print.

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  • 17.375 x 24 inches

To calculate the final dimensions, add the print size to the number of total inches of your frame and matte selection.

Eg: For a print 8 x 12 inches, with an outside frame of 1 inch on each side, the total dimensions are 10 x 14 inches. For the same print with a matte and outside frame size of 2.5 inches on each side, the total dimensions are 13 inches by 17 inches.