Two Pieces of Purgatory Pie, Please

If you are in the Pacific Northwest and a D.Y.I. printing maven, treat yourself to “Magic Books and Paper Toys” with Esther K. Smith, co-proprietor of Purgatory Pie Press, at the Seattle Center for Book Arts. She’ll reveal an array of tricky book forms from a myriad of traditions:
hexaflexagons, magic wallets, simple pop-ups, origami-based forms,
exquisite corpses,  animations, jewelry books, etc.  You can learn to
make quick models, and then finish them, embellish with  your favorite
stamps, collage materials, stickers, buttons and beads. Here is where to

And if you act now (as they say on TV) you can also attend
“PurgaColor© and Other Secrets of Purgatory Pie Press – Printmaking on
the Letterpress” with the other Puragtory Pie man, Dikko Faust at the
same location.
Explore letterpress as a printmaking medium. Learn to edition painterly
techniques such as feathering, collagraph, colorization. Make texture
and collage plates. He says “type high is the only rule! IF IT FITS ON
THE PRESS WE WILL LETTERPRESS IT.” Here’s where to register.

For more about PPP go here. And more courses go here.
If you missed Tuesday’s EXTRA: FBI’s Most Wanted go here.

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About Steven Heller

Steven Heller is the co-chair of the SVA MFA Designer /Designer as Author + Entrepreneur program, writes frequently for Wired and Design Observer. He is also the author of over 170 books on design and visual culture. He received the 1999 AIGA Medal and is the 2011 recipient of the Smithsonian National Design Award.