Ben Denzer (via
Oct 26, 2023 - 5:30–7pm
Lower Level, Auditorium (KAM 62)

A thesis larger than a library, a quarter folded in fourths, ice cream melted on novels, miniature paper models, popped balloons, and moldy books of cheese. Ben Denzer shares the playful process of his practice.

Co-sponsored by the University Library, School of Art & Design Visitors Series, and Krannert Art Museum

Ben Denzer is an artist, designer, and publisher. He studied Architecture and Visual Arts at Princeton and has an MFA in Graphic Design from RISD. Ben has worked as a book cover designer within the Penguin Art Group and is a frequent visual contributor to The New York Times and The New Yorker. He designs and publishes Catalog Press (a small edition artist press) and runs the Instagram @ice_cream_books (praised by Bella Hadid as “the most important Instagram out there today”). 

Ben has taught courses at SVA, Parsons, RISD, and Center for Book Arts and has been an artist-in-residence at Mount Auburn Cemetery and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.