Purgatory Pie Press is thrilled to have 3 books from our
new Cartesian Lace Bricolage collaboration with Susan Happersett
in the upcoming PULLED IN BROOKLYN exhibition at IPCNY
Opening Thursday April 4 6-8pm - June 15 2019




Purgatory Pie Press Open Studio

Oct 13-14 Sat/Sun 12-4
Open House New York
Purgatory Pie Press @ ArtBuilt
Brooklyn Army Terminal
Building B 7i studio: W10
140 58th St, Brooklyn NY 11220
(212) 274–8228

Creative Mornings Workshop: Monday Oct 15th – 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Dikko Faust Letterpress Classes & Workshops SVA

By popular demand – a new section of:
Letterpress: Promote or Protest Weekend Workshop:
Oct 20 – Oct 21 :: 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Register in December for SVA Spring term:

Basics: Tuesdays 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Variations: Wednesdays 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Classes begin Late January.

Saturday September 15th 10am MetroTech Artspot

Making Books with Kids : Brooklyn Book Festival Childrens Day Workshop

FREE workshop Esther K Smith + Jane Sanders

Saturday September 15th 1-4pm
B.A.T. 100th Anniversary Block Party
Purgatory Pie Press display + FREE workshop
making books + letterpress demo
Building B Lobby 140 58th St, Bklyn 11220

Sunday September 16th 10am-6pm
Brooklyn Book Festival
see Purgatory Pie Press at Booth 327
near Montague St Borough Hall Plaza

PURGATORY PIE PRESS: 40 Years & Counting

July 14 – August 13, 2018
Opening: July 14, 12-8 pm


Beacon, NY 12508

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An exhibition of limited editions and artist books,
collaborations by Dikko Faust & Esther K Smith
with other artists and writers.

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Esther K Smith+ Dikko Faust will lead a workshop in Beacon related
to the Purgatory Pie Press exhibition and Esther's Rizzoli reprint of
Specimens of CHROMATIC WOOD TYPE Borders &c. The class will print chromatic
type made by both Virgin Wood Type and The Postdigital Printmaker

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Saturday, July 14th

Weaving Paper Artist Books Led by Esther K Smith

Bard Grad Center
June 30, 2018 2:00 – 3:30 pm8
18 West 86th Street

Signed Book with Free Letterpress Print

Making Books with Kids was selected by the Bank Street College of Education
Children's Book Committee as one of its Best Children's Books of the Year

Children's Books of the Year

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Purgatory Pie Press anniversary exhibition


May 27-July 8 2017
Opening reception: Saturday 27 May 4pm
Eremitage Gransee
Mauerstraße 4a • D-16775 Gransee • Germany

Dikko Faust's DADA tape

This traveling exhibit next goes to a museum in HOMBERG

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Inspiring Workspaces: Purgatory Pie Press
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* * * * * * * * *PAST EVENTS* * * * * * * * *

Sunday May 21, 2pm>>come see Purgatory Pie Press
Dikko Faust and Esther K Smith at Susan Happersett's exhibition in Beacon.
1 E Main St, Beacon
NY 12508-3301, United States

Thursday, May 18 7pm

Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type event at Quimby's Bookstore NYC

536 Metropolitan Av, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 11211


Signed Book with Free Letterpress Print

Save The Date

May 16 : Tuesday 6-8pm
Specimens of CHROMATIC WOOD TYPE Borders, &c book launch
Steven Heller in conversation with Esther K Smith
Rizzoli Bookstore
1133 Broadway @25th St
New York, NY 10010

Print Fest: NYC Small Press & Zine Fair
Come see Purgatory Pie Press
Saturday May 13 2pm at
Print Fest: NYC Small Press & Zine Fair
Institute for Public Knowledge
20 Cooper Sq, New York, New York 10003

The great Typo-DADA ist 100-exhibition


Exhibition: Elective Affinities: A Library
Saturday, April 1, 11–5pm: Day of Events and Actions
1pm: Make-a-Book workshop with Esther K Smith
2-5:pm Presses including Purgatory Pie Press will sell work
5-8pm: Readings and Reception including Georgia Faust reading PESTS OF PUBLIC IMPORTANCE

Thursday, April 6, 6:30-8:30pm: Closing Reception and reading

205 Hudson Gallery, New York City 10013
Enter south side of Canal St, between Hudson& Watts
Hunter College Art Galleries

Philadelphia Art Book Fair 2017

Book Fair PA
Friday, May 5th: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday, May 6th: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Twelve 27
1227 N. 4th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19122

Independent Publishers Book Party

FRIDAY APRIL 28 (new date) from 6-8pm
Zieher Smith 516 W 20th St
New York, NY 10011

Ipcny- Idols & Impossible Structures: New Prints 2017/Winter
includes Purgatory Pie Press new book with April Vollmer's woodcuts and Georgia Faust's poem.
IPCNY 508 W 26th St 5th Fl, NYC 10001
Exhibit continues until April 1

Bookmaking Seminar with Esther K Smith
Esther's books at Quimbys
Thursday March 16, 2017
Quimby's Bookstore NYC
536 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211-8442

As seen on THE SKINT


see Purgatory Pie Press at the Shadow Fair
Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair

Saturday March 11, 2017
The Church of St Vincent Ferrer
869 Lexington Av @66th St, NYC 10065

CAA New York
February 16 - 18, 2017
Thursday and Friday 9:00AM - 6:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM - 2:30PM
New York Hilton Midtown
Rhinelander Gallery, Second Floor.

Greenwich Village Antiquarian Book Fair
February 18 - 19, 2017
Saturday 11:00AM - 6:00PM
Sunday 11:00AM - 5:00PM
PS 3 Charrette School
490 Hudson St

Esther K Smith Make-a Book Workshop

Letterpress: Modular Pattern with Dikko Faust
Image and text
Feb 11 - Feb 12, 2017
Sat, Sun 10:00AM - 3:30PM
School of Visual Arts
209 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

Letterpress: An Introduction with Dikko Faust
Jan 24 - Apr 18, 2017
Tuesday 6:30PM - 9:30PM
School of Visual Arts
209 E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

Color Theory Flag Books with Esther K. Smith
Saturday, June 11, 2016
National Museum of Natural History
10th Street and Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC

Book Arts Workshop with Esther K Smith

Saturday, June 18, 2016
Cooper-Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
2 E 91st St New York, NY


Instant Artists Books

a workshop with Esther K Smith
July 10-22 2016
PENLAND School of Crafts

Brooklyn Book Festival
Save the Date: Sunday Sept 18, 2016

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Sign up for Dikko's SVA Classes:

Letterpress: Modular Pattern

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Check out MAKING BOOKS WITH KIDS, in stores now!

Making Books with Kids

Signed Copy with Free Gift