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Pushing the Boundaries of What a Book Can Be

Ben Denzer (BFA Design Faculty) Brings a Cool Perspective to Book Jacket Design

September 14, 2020 by Benita Raphan
Photo of Donald Judd book, "Writings" with ice cream on book.

BFA Design faculty member Ben Denzer is an artist, designer and publisher who explores the book as an object. His work is in the permanent collections of institutions such as The Met, The Guggenheim, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston and the University of Oxford, among others. He has been awarded by the Type Directors Club, the Art Directors Club, Young Guns 16, Society of Illustrators, AIGA, BIGNY and AI-AP. Ben designs and publishes Catalog Press (a small edition artist press); runs the Instagram @ice_cream_books (praised by model Bella Hadid as “the most important Instagram out there today”); teaches at SVA and The Center for Book Arts; and is a 2020 artist-in-residence at the Broad Institute. Denzer was recently featured on PBS's The Art Assignment. You can see more of his work at bendenzer.com