Hunter S. Thompson ‘Kentucky Derby’ Gonzo Essay Turned Into Poster Ahead of Race (Video)

If you’re a fan of gonzo journalism, have we got a collectible for you.

The Kentucky Derby is going down this Saturday, which of course means it’s the perfect time to reread Hunter S. Thompson‘s “The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved.” Some say it was the moment when gonzo journalism was invented, and either way it’s widely regarded as a classic essay.

In honor of both the upcoming Derby and Thompson, Kentucky for Kentucky, which describes itself as “believers, promoters, and producers for the great Commonwealth of Kentucky,” designed and printed a poster which attempts to capture the essence of the narrative. The very limited quantity of the posters were available online — and now appear to be sold out — and at pop-up stores in the Kentucky area.

If you can get your hands on one, well done. Check out an image and video featuring the poster below.

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Photo via Twitter/@KentuckyPress

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