Publishers Weekly covers Badlands

Publishers Weekly runs a piece about the future of art books and highlights Badlands as a publisher pushing the cutting edge of art ebooks. "When the artist Paul Chan founded the art e-book publisher Badlands Unlimited in 2010, the market for digital art books was not only nonexistent and the tech somewhat less sophisticated, but debate still surrounded the ultimate fate of digital. At the 2010 Artists Book Fair, a bitter argument broke out at the publisher’s stand, with one woman accusing Badlands of “burning books.” But much has changed within the last three years, and the mantra at Badlands—that “historical distinctions between books, files, and artworks are dissolving rapidly”—is less an iconoclastic platform and more the current state of reality." Read the whole piece as as PDF.