Purgatory Pie Press, 40+ Years and Counting

July 14th from 12 – 8pm

No. Three Reading Room & Photo Book Works
469 Main Street – Beacon

No.3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works will host the exhibit Purgatory Pie Press, 40+ Years and Counting.

The artist-team of Esther K Smith and Dikko Faust will be in residence on Saturday morning in the adjoining Traffic Street Press letterpress studio to offer a workshop on the uses and history of chromatic wood type on honor Esther’s six and most recent book Specimens of Chromatic Wood Type (Rizzoli, 2017).

Originally published as a catalogue for William H. Page’s Connecticut wood type foundry, considered one of the best in the world in it’s day, this 1874 type specimen book features elaborate display typefaces meant for eye-catching posters and advertisements. Long out of print and rare, Esther’s 21st Century edition, a facsimile copy with essays and history, will be featured in the July 14th Second Saturday workshop at the Traffic Street Press studio adjoining No.3 Reading Room & Photo Book Works. See details for registration below, and visit www.photobookworks.com for more information about Purgatory Pie Press and the exhibit.