The Grand Bazaar

100 W 77th St at Columbus Ave, Manhattan | Sunday, August 1 | 10am-5pm

Join Purgatory Pie Press at The Grand Bazaar on Sunday, August 1! Come see our notebooks, limited editions, and more. 
Link to the website

The Grolier Club Presents

Purgatory Pie Press Virtual Studio Tour

Zoom | Saturday, April 3rd, 2021 | 2:30-3:30pm EST
Reserve a Spot on the Waiting List

Esther K Smith and Dikko Faust will demonstrate vintage equipment that can print in relief on non-paper substrates such as upcycled clothing, give glimpses of their voluminous archive, and reflect on the art form’s evolution. They will open cabinets of wonders, including the photo-engravings for advertisements dating back 130 years, Hebrew wood type from a long-shuttered Yiddish poster printer, and an entire drawer of ampersands.

This will be a live online event, via Zoom, and all attendees will receive an email with the Zoom link the day of the event. If you've not received a link by 9:00 am Eastern time, please check your spam folder.

For those unable to join us for the session, the lecture will be recorded and made available a few weeks after the event on the Grolier Club's Vimeo page:

Purgatory Pie Press is thrilled to participate in this exhibition

Americans Looking In

Center for Book Arts :: main gallery :: October 9 - December 12, 2020
Reserve a time to visit

Curators of this exhibition have reflected on what it means to be “American.” Having multicultural backgrounds and being raised in the States has given them both moments of confusion and frustration,and has led them to wonder what this country has to do with personal identity. The curators asked themselves, artists, editors, leaders and everyday people the question: 
“What is American culture today, and what does an American look like?”

They ask the viewer to consider the question with them starting through the eyes of the artists in this exhibition, leading to self reflection upon exiting the space.
Link to the Exhibition Page

Letterpress Basics

Dikko Faust

A class for all levels.
Letterpress is versatile, adaptable, and mixes easily with other printmaking processes. Through hand typesetting vintage metal and wood typefaces, students will gain a broader understanding of typography. Printing blocks and plates range from completely manual, hand-cut and collaged, to digital photopolymer plates. Accurate color registration is simple and easy. The image can range from hard edge to feathered and painterly, and the relief impression adds a third dimension. Operation and maintenance of different kinds of letterpress is included. Sessions begin with a demonstration followed by studio time to work on projects that range from type-based graphic designs to fine art limited editions.
No experience required.

Happy Type High Day -- 9/18

Dikko Faust took this photo to celebrate!

Shadow Fair :: Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair 

869 Lexington Av,New York City 10065 :: St Vincent Ferrer 66th St & Lexington Av.
Saturday March 7, 2020 :: 10am-5pm

The Manhattan Fine Press Book Fair is a one-day fair known as the Shadow Fair. It is a less-formal, less expensive fair, held during the same weekend as the New York Antiquarian Book Fair at the Park Avenue Armory. The fair takes place in the school of St. Vincent Ferrer, located right around the corner from the ABAA fair at the Park Avenue Armory.

Booklyn Artist Book Fair 2020 in the 41st Greenwich Village Book Fair at PS3 ::
490 Hudson St, NYC 10014  


PPP Studio Sale

Saturday/Sunday December 14+15 2019 :: 12 noon-4pm  @B.A.T.
Bring a teeshirt and we'll letterpress print W0od TyPe on it

Walt Whitman's Words: Inspiring Artists Today

October-December 2019
Center for Book Arts, 28 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001

  see Purgatory Pie Press’s commission piece – pop-up by Sam Ita.

Odds and Ends Art Book Fair

Friday December 6, 2019 11:30am - 4:30pm
Yale University Art Gallery New Haven, CT

Small Business Saturday:: PPP Studio SALE

Saturday November 30, 2019 :: 1–6pm  @B.A.T.

When Artists Enter the Factories walk-through

DJA’DE DISSECTED installation

October 18- November 22, 2019
Brooklyn Army Terminal Building B

photo -  Kuo-Heng Huang
Dikko Faust’s version of the oldest known wall painting -- 11,000 years old -- four 17 foot panels, enlarging 9 inch page spreads from Purgatory Pie Press Dja’de accordion book. Our piece in the site specific exhibition: When Artists Enter the Factories


Open House New York

Saturday/Sunday October 19+20, 2019 :: 12 noon-4pm
PURGATORY PIE PRESS and other ArtBuilt artists studios open to the public.

A Night of Animation & Flipbooks

Tuesday September 24, 2019  7:30pm - 9:30pm
Esther K Smith spoke about letterpress and handmade flip books

photo credit Amy Kalyn Sims
photo - Amy Kalyn Sims
Buy Contraption

Sunday  September 22, 2019 10am-6pm
Purgatory Pie Press Booth #306

Intro to Intro to Letterpress

September 10, 2019 :: 6:30- 8:30pm   Hosted at SVA Letterpress Studio

Celeste Sloman for The New York Times

Designers, Illustrators, Poets, Artists, come tour SVA’s extraordinary letterpress print shop.
You will set type and letterpress print a chromatic group project.
Feel free to bring snacks to share– and remember you might get inky–so dress for printing.

This is a hands-on intro to Dikko Faust’s SVA courses (register NOW!)
more info-click!