Nick Gentry is a different kind of artist. Collecting the things that rest of us cast away— floppy discs, x-rays, VHS tapes, and negatives—he uses discarded media that once carried our most important information and turns it into innovative art. In an effort to gauge people’s interest, he used to leave his work out on the street for people to take. Fast forward to today, and he is successfully showing—and selling—his work around the globe. And in order to keep a record of where his art has been, he creates books with Blurb.
Let’s redefine the book and the idea of who can be an author. We want to celebrate the art of books and give people the freedom required to create, so we’ve launched Unbinding the Book, to challenge preconceptions of who can be an author and what a book can be. Our nine commissioned artists from across the world will explore a number of themes, we’d love for you to take a look at the artworks being created – you can follow each artist’s creative journey on our Unbinding the Book blog, where we’re posting articles, videos and insight into their individual projects.