Purgatory Pie Press (New York, NY) consists of the husband and wife team Dikko Faust and Esther K. Smith. Faust hand sets wood and metal type and experiments with letterpress as a printmaking medium. Smith edits, designs and hand sews books. Faust and Smith collaborate with other artists and writers to create artists books, postcards, coasters and a variety of hand printed ephemera.
Purgatory Pie Press has had solo exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; The Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK; Harvard University, Cambridge, MA; Smith College, North Hampton, MA and San Francisco’s Center for the Book, San Francisco, CA. Museum collections include MOMA, New York, NY; Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY; the Whitney, New York, NY; the Tate, London, UK, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Cooper-Hewitt, New York, NY; the Corcoran, Washington DC and SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA.