Ben Denzer is an artist, designer, and publisher.
Ben Denzer is an artist, designer, and publisher. He is interested in books, the physicality of images, playing with value, focusing a view, and finding moments of humor. He likes making simple formal moves, collaging, counting, and collecting.
Ben studied Architecture and Visual Arts at Princeton and received an MFA in Graphic Design from RISD (where he made a thesis book physically larger than the RISD library).
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.
Ben's work has been collected by The Met, The Guggenheim, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and the University of Oxford among other institutions. His work has been recognized by the Type Directors Club, the Art Directors Club, Young Guns 16, Society of Illustrators, AIGA, BIGNY, AI-AP, and The New York Times.