A Modest Proposal

Designed, typeset and letterpress printed by Jamie Murphy with grateful assistance from Niamh McNally, Sarah O’Neill and Phelim McGovern. The type is 22 point Monotype Caslon, originally cast into founts by Neil Winter at The Whittington Press. Printed on a Western style Double Crown proofing press at Distillers Press, NCAD, Dublin.

The book has been printed on 250gsm mouldmade paper from the Zerkall Mill,Germany. Jemma Lewis has designed and produced the marbled papers based on marble patterns found at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Eleanor Swan has produced the porcelain inserts for the standard copies at her studio on the grounds of Russborough House.

The edition is limited to 35 books. Copies marked A to Z have been half bound in Moroccan goat with marbled paper sides. These were produced by Duffy Bookbinders. Copies marked i, ii, iii, iv have been similarly bound and remain hors de commerce. Copies marked 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 have been bound in unique full leather designs by Kate Holland and are accompanied by a portfolio containing a full suite of the lithographs and a full suite of the poems. Each book is presented in a solander box produced by its respective binder.

Designed by Jamie Murphy, Niamh McNally, Sarah O’Neill at The Salvage Press

Included in Archive Selection 2017

David O'Kane — Artist
Jessica Traynor — Poetry
Andrew Carpenter — Introduction
Jemma Lewis — Paper Marbling
Eleanor Swan — Ceramicist
Tom Duffy — Bookbinding
Kate Holland — Bookbinding
Neil Winter — Type Casting

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