Ben Denzer is an artist, designer, and publisher interested in how information is cataloged and preserved. He is a former Center for Book Arts resident.
His work has been collected by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the New York Public Library, and the University of Oxford among other institutions.
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 Bella Hadid as “the most important Instagram out there today”), has taught courses at Center for Book Arts, SVA, Parsons, and RISD, and has completed artist residencies at Mount Auburn Cemetery and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.
Image: Portrait of Ben Denzer, 2022, Photo by Bojune Kwon
Ben Denzer was a 2018 Scholar-in-Residence at Center for Book Arts.
Learn more about Ben’s work here:
- Interview on the Bodlien Library’s Podcast Bookness
- Ben Denzer’s website
- 10 Books and Texts That Are Actually Impossible to Read on Mental Floss
- Every Page of This Book Is a Slice of Cheese on Atlas Obscura