Join us for an afternoon of festive hands-on design with Esther K. Smith, pioneer designer of handmade books and co-founder of Purgatory Pie Press. Enjoy DIY cocktails at our Owls’ Brew tea bar and tour our special exhibitions How Posters Work and Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio for creative crafting inspiration.
Esther K. Smith, author of How to Make Books and Magic Books & Paper Toys, is the artistic director at Purgatory Pie Press, New York City, where she collaborates with hand-typographer Dikko Faust and other artists and writers to produce limited edition artists’ books and ephemera. Purgatory Pie Press editions are in the permanent collections of Cooper Hewitt, MoMA, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the V&A, and many other public and private collections throughout the world.
How Posters Work is made possible by major support from
Additional funding is provided by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York and the Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York.
Provocations: The Architecture and Design of Heatherwick Studio is made possible by generous support from Edward and Helen Hintz. Additional funding is provided by the August Heckscher Exhibition Fund and the Ehrenkranz Fund.