S m a l l E d i t i o n s

We print & bind books, boxes, and multiples.

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Established in 2012 in Brooklyn, New York, Small Editions offers services in hand bookbinding, box making, and multiples for artists, designers, and any creative endeavor.

Custom books can be made either with already finished designs, or in collaboration with our team and in house designers to realize your vision.

We create our unique, handmade books in our Brooklyn studio where we can produce a one-off or limited edition projects. We also manage the production for large runs of high quality books and multiples, always with an emphasis in creative design and fine materials.

As craftspeople educated in contemporary and historical artist books, we use our expertise to create unparalleled bespoke books. We are happy to answer questions and discuss any enquiries sent to projects@smalleditions.nyc

Oversized book in clamshell

JI OH

Hugo & Marie

Hardcover handsewn large format book in clamshell box

4 books in clamshell boxes

11 x 15 inches, 150 pages

JI OH is a handsewn book of work by fashion designer Ji Oh bound in a screen printed,  rubberized and blind debossed cover and housed in a deep indigo linen clamshell box. The pages of the book have been digital offset printed onto silk paper by Mohawk with uncoated leaves of blue/gray toned paper tipped… More

Men In Business Hardcover Book

Men in Business

Lynn Shostack

Hardcover handsewn book in custom clamshell box

Edition of 16

8 x 10 inches, 154 pages

This custom book and clamshell chronicles the life of a business woman coming up through a world of men. The interior of the book, designed by Jesse Moretti, speaks to the author’s character through the elegant use of color and form. The custom clamshell box that holds each copy of Men in Business is wrapped… More

a Juniper Tree by David Horvits

A Juniper Tree

David Horvitz

Custom buchentramp box in slipcase

Edition of 2

9.5 x 12 x 5.5 inches

Part of a series conceived by artist David Horvitz, the archival box produced is intended to be placed in the stacks of a library and blend in with other books on the shelf. It is there for the librarian who has had a long day, or to be requested by the researcher who is deep… More

We publish artists books.

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Working from a vibrant history of commissioned artists books, Small Editions collaborates through studio visits and conversations with artists to publish small edition bookworks and artists books. Seeking to support experimental artist publishing, we developed a business model that provides book production services to commercial clients as a means for funding our artist publishing projects.

Since 2012 Small Editions has published artists books with Andria Morales, Anne Vieux, Annie Pearlman, Benjamin Niznik, Beverly Fresh, Gregory Kalliche, Lauren Clay, Nicole Killian, Noah Breuer, Sheryl Oppenehim, Ted Gahl, Will Anderson, and Will Rahilly. Our books are in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum, Walker Art Center, Kohler Artist Book Library, Whitney Museum of American Art, Cleveland Institute of Art, Virginia Commonwealth University, and Cranbrook Art Museum. We are involved in leading workshops for artists on how to make books through The Center for Book Arts, Blonde Art Books, and other institutions. We have presented on our works at venues such as MoMA PS1 and Independent Curators International. Our goal as publisher is to use our combined book production and exhibition space to create bookworks that unabashedly borrow from ideas and techniques of both worlds (contemporary art and books), that further the ideas of both, and to provide a space for contemporary artists to further their practice through book production.

A Potential Space

A Potential Space

Juliana Cerqueira Leite

Hardcover, coptic bound book of laser cut BFK Rives

75 + 8APs

5.25 × 7 in., 84 leaves

$ 750 – Purchase

A Potential Space is an artist book by Brazilian sculptor Juliana Cerqueira Leite that proposes a re-reading of the cultural and theoretical frameworks that surround representations of the female sex. The book contains no printed text. Instead 83 laser-cut pages accrete into a small negative form. Each page reveals an individually cut outline derived from… More

Subtle Body Tunnel Book by Lauren Clay

Subtle Body

Lauren Clay

Laser cut tunnel book in paper sleeve

100 + 2APs

8 × 8 in., expands to 42 inches

$ 150 – Purchase

Subtle Body is a tunnel book expanding the installation and sculptural work of Lauren Clay. Its vivid pigment printed and laser cut pages take their forms from Clay’s wall based paper sculpture series and create a feminine interior landscape. The tunnel structure for Subtle Body was inspired by a historical example from around 1825, The English… More

Black and White Studies by Sheryl Oppenheim and Janelle Poe

Black & White Studies

Sheryl Oppenheim and Janelle Poe

Soft cover, saddle stitched three color risograph zine

200 +4APs

5.5 × 7 in., 40 pages

$ 10 – Purchase

Black and White Studies is a collaborative zine combining the images of Sheryl Oppenheim with the poetry of Janelle Poe. The two came together to produce this powerful piece as concerned citizens. The zine is dedicated to the countless lives that have been taken in the name of progress, protection and mass oppression. Poe’s poetry… More

We exhibit contemporary art.

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Small Editions presents 6 exhibitions a year through it’s Curatorial Residency Program. Each year an emerging curator is selected to organize thematic exhibitions to nurture a conversation between contemporary art and artists books and to influence the work within Small Editions’ studio.

Small Editions’ current curator-in-residence is Alt Esc.

Alt Esc is a Brooklyn-based curatorial team and publication started by Alison Sirico and Irina V Makarova in May 2016. Sparked by the realization that disparity exists between the institutionalized art world and the new wave of rising artists, Alt Esc was founded to vocalize the leading ideas and trends in young contemporary studio practice.

Support our Curatorial Residency Program by making a tax deductible donation here.

Or by subscribing to our curatorial publication series.

Pet Names for Wastelands

February 10 - April 10, 2017

  • Jordan Barse

  • Andrew Laumann

  • Jack Henry

  • Miles Pflanz

A book release party for Pet Names for Wastelands will be held on March 3rd, 2017. 8-10pm with music performances by Ily Pad & Chicklette and screening by Miles Pflanz.   Small Editions is pleased to announce a group show of work by Jordan Barse, Jack Henry, Andrew Laumann, & Miles Pflanz.  Entitled Pet Names… More

The Right Margin

November 18, 2016 - January 29, 2017

  • Katie Pennachio

  • Andy Ralph

  • Joshua Caleb Weibley

Small Editions is pleased to present The Right Margin, a group exhibition curated by Alt Esc, featuring the works of Joshua Caleb Weibley, Katie Pennachio, and Andy Ralph. “Obviously a drawing of a person is not a real person, but a drawing of a line is a real line.” – Sol Lewitt “The idea behind… More

Chinese Yoyo by Andrea Bergart

Summer Show

July 22 - September 2, 2016

  • Andrea Bergart

  • Lauren Clay

  • Sheryl Oppenheim

SMALL EDITIONS is pleased to announce Summer Show: Andrea Bergart, Lauren Clay, Sheryl Oppenheim. An opening reception will be held at Small Editions on Friday July 22nd, 2016 from 7pm to 10pm and will be open to the public Monday through Friday noon to 5pm, July 22 through September 2, 2016. Summer Show is a… More