Printshop Tour: Peter Kruty Editions
Peter Kruty Editions was formed in 1996 by Peter Kruty and Sayre Gaydos. Setting up shop in Sunset Park, Brooklyn they’ve created a studio that works collaboratively with artists creating book-art and prints as well as more commercial letterpress commissions.
Looking at past projects they’ve involved themselves with and talking with Peter it’s obvious that storytelling is important to their practice. The community stories of neighbors or other city dwellers, the ideas behind the work made in studio, even the history of the building they currently work out of — all of if made for a very interesting studio tour.
The “Office” also doubles as a very important lesson in how to maximize use of all available space! Next, the entrance to the studio.
Peter showing one of many presses on site and one current project — reprinting the Declaration of Independence at it’s original size (24 1/2″ x 29 3/4″). To compensate for the large size, Peter has had to break the document into at least six different sections and print it piece-meal.
The high windows pictured here designate what used to be separate stalls for a horse stable in one of the previous incarnations of this building. At one point in time, this space also housed a laundromat.
Evidence of an on-going project with artist Leslie Dill.
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