Pixie Bks Brighten a Dreary Washington, DC

Mumbai book artist Priya Pereira (b. 1967) is currently having an exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, which I am embarrassed to not have known about. Her solo is Priya Pereira: Contemporary Books From India, and having seen a few, I’d say it’s worth viewing and touching.

 

IMG_2443

 

But-01

 

Pereira was trained as a graphic designer but she began creating artists’ books six years before she knew that the genre had a name. She has published works under the imprint Pixie Bks for the last 22 years, exploring subjects including Indian culture, time and language through creative structures, use of type and hand-drawn images. The artist describes The Book of F as “dotted with ditties that popularize the ‘F’ word without once mentioning the most used and abused word”; The Wise Man and His Long Beard represents a folktale through a beard made out of lamp wicks. This exhibition showcases 10 of her artists’ books.

 

Evil Eye cover & chili-01

 

Onion-01

 

stone-01

 

Mirage-01

 

Puzzle de Brasil-01

 

Double crossing a river-01

 

IMG_7420

 

Until death do us part-01

The National Museum of Women in the Arts is at the corner of New York Avenue and 13th Street, NW. It is open 10 a.m.–12 p.m., and 1 p.m.–5 p.m., Monday–Friday,


Get More PRINT
Rather than focusing on the how-to of design, the experts who write for PRINT magazine cover the why–why the world of design looks the way it does, how it has evolved, and why the way it looks matters. Subscribe to PRINT today, and get in on the conversation of what the brightest minds in the field are talking about right now—essential insight that every designer should know to get ahead.

Get an entire year of PRINT for $40—which includes the massive Regional Design Annual ($29.99 on newsstands).

PRINT

One thought on “Pixie Bks Brighten a Dreary Washington, DC

COMMENT