‘Evidence Bomb: An Appropriated Tribute to Hunter S. Thompson’

Hunter S. ThompsonOur entry for the 2017 University of the West of England’s Centre for Fine Print Research ‘Bookmarks’ project:

‘Evidence Bomb: An appropriated tribute to Hunter S. Thompson’
Flipping through paperbacks, riffling the pages, sifting, scanning, catching at random phrases; rarely does a book reach out and grab the reader like Hunter S. Thompson’s ‘Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas’. Thompson’s drug-addled account of a 1971 road trip for Rolling Stone Magazine sloshes its way through a ridiculous and dangerous descent into voluntary madness giving grateful readers ‘gonzo journalism’ along the way. This fragmented edition of appropriated pages is respectfully submitted in honour of the wildly hilariously, desparately sad and wholly original Hunter S. Thompson.”

UWE Bookmarks Project: Participating artists each produce an edition of 100 signed and numbered bookmarks which are divided into 100 sets; the sets are sent in distribution boxes to participating host venues around the world. Find out more at http://www.bookarts.uwe.ac.uk/projects/bookmarks.html