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.

Matter Of Fact guide to artists book resources in New York

Matter of Fact: an artists book resource guide to ny

Small Editions

Soft cover saddle stitched pamphlet

100 zines

5 × 8 in., 40 pages

$8 – Purchase

Matter of Fact is a guide to New York artists book resources. It includes locations, descriptions and contact information for New York’s most prominent artists book collections, institutions and bookshops. The zine was risograph printed in four colors at Small editions in an edition of 100.  

Protanopia Artists Book by Erin Sweeny Photographer

Protanopia

Erin Sweeny

Soft cover, two signature pamphlet

100 zines

7 × 5.5 in., 42 Pages

$14 – Purchase

Protanopia by Erin Sweeny investigates color blindness—the decreased ability to see color or differences in color—in literal and metaphorical terms. Visual diagrams, photographs, and text are interwoven in a conversation about how we process the space that surrounds us. Recognized as the most common form of color blindness, protanopia is a red-green color deficiency caused… More

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

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.

47 Easy Poundcakes Like Grandma Used to Make

Paperless-Opening Saturday July 29th

July 29 - September 10, 2017

  • Rachel Haberstroh

  • Sujin Lee

  • Nyeema Morgan

Small Editions is pleased to present Paperless, a group exhibition featuring the works of Rachel Haberstroh, Sujin Lee, and Nyeema Morgan. In conjunction with the exhibition, Benjamin Santiago will perform “ligg-ehn ah-figgy” on the evening of August 18th at 7PM. Public viewing hours noon – 5pm Monday through Friday and Saturday 3-6pm. Paperless. What traces… More

Nicole Kaack 2017 Curator in Residence

Small Editions 2017 Curator-in-Residence Announced

July 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017

  • Nicole Kaack

Small Editions is pleased to welcome Nicole Kaack as 2017 Curator-in-Residence. Beginning her residency with the exhibition Paperless, opening on Saturday July 29th, Kaack has prepared a series of exhibitions based on Hanne Darboven’s infinite words—“zu schreiben ohne zu beschreiben,” to scribe without describing. The three exhibitions in this series assemble artists whose works sidestep… More

Nicole Ruggiero VR Bedroom

Four Steps to Self Help

May 26 - July 1, 2017

  • Evie Falci

  • Calli Moore

  • Aliza Morell

  • Nicole Ruggiero

Small Editions is pleased to present Four Steps to Self-Help: Color Therapy, a group exhibition curated by Alt Esc, featuring the works of Aliza Morell, Calli Moore, Nicole Ruggiero, and Evie Falci. Color is light and energy. Our body and mind are energy. All are interconnected within the framework of our perceptive surroundings. Color enters… More