Picpus Press

PICPUS is an A6-format arts quarterly that was founded by Charles Asprey and Simon Grant over lunch in London, 2009. The contents of each issue is arbitrary with an emphasis on good writing on a wide range of art historical and cultural topics. PICPUS is available for free via our global network of specialist bookshops and arts venues. 

We are fully independent.

To become or recommend a stockist email info@picpuspress.com

I believe that order is better than chaos; creation better than destruction. I prefer gentleness to violence; forgiveness to vendetta. On the whole I think that knowledge is preferable to ignorance and I am sure that human sympathy is more valuable than ideology. I believe that in spite of recent triumphs of Science that men haven’t changed much in the last two thousand years; and in consequence we must still try to learn from History. History is ourselves.

– Kenneth Clark, Civilisation #13, 1969


Picpus Press
130 Tyers Street
Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens
London SE11 5HS

Instagram: @picpuspress


  • Editors: Charles Asprey & Simon Grant
  • Design: Ard – Chuard & Nørregaard
  • Paper: Redeem, 70gsm, 100% recycled
  • Inks: 100% vegetable based
  • Edition: Up to 4000
  • Logo: Christian Flamm
  • Masthead: Christian Flamm

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