After Easter

After Easter was penned by Gerard Smyth to mark the centennial year of the 1916 Easter Rising. Designed, typeset by hand, letterpress printed and sewn by Jamie Murphy with assistance from Michael Simpson and Jordan Huysmans. The type used is 18 point Monotype Caslon Old Face (released 1916), cast into founts at The Whittington Press, Cheltenham. Brian Maguire’s artwork has been printed from three magnesium plates after an original drawing made for this book. The slipcases and solander boxes were made by Tom Duffy at his workshop in Dublin’s Five Lamps area.

100 books have been completed. Numbered 11 to 100 and protected within slipcases with a crescent shaped opening, standard copies have been printed on 100 gsm Zerkall mouldmade. Numbered 1 to 10 and presented in cloth covered solander boxes, De Luxe copies have been printed on a special making of 115 gsm Irish handmade wove produced by Mike Gibbs at Griffin Mill, Co. Roscommon.

Designed by Jamie Murphy, Mike Simpson, Jordan Huysmans at The Salvage Press

Included in Archive Selection 2016

Mike Gibbs — Papermaking
Neil Winter — Type Founding
Brian Maguire — Illustration
Tom Duffy — Slipcase & Box making

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