WINTER

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A book based on material written by Irish poets during the Great War, 1914 – 1918. Edited by Lisa Griffith and illustrated by David Rooney.

Winter has been designed, typeset by hand and letterpress printed by Jamie Murphy with much grateful assistance from Michael Simpson, Jordan Huysmans and Rauiri Conaty. David Rooney’s illustrations were first created using his scraperboard technique from which magnesium plates were then made. The 12 and 18 point Caslon Old Face (1916) was cast into fonts by Neil Winter at The Whittington Press.

The book has been cranked through a Western style proof press at Distillers Press, NCAD. The text pages are Zerkall 225 gsm mouldmade. The bindings have been executed by Tom Duffy and his team in Dublin’s Five Lamps area. Seventy two copies have been printed. Presented in a protective slipcase, copies 1 – 40 form the standard edition. These have been quarter bound in cloth with printed Hahnemuhle paper sides, accompanied by a cloth bound portfolio containing experimental settings of ten of the featured poems in folded broadside format. Similarly bound, books marked i – iv are intended as artist proof copies. Housed in a solander box, copies A – Z form the De Luxe edition. These are quarter bound in Pentland goat with printed Hahnemuhle paper sides, accompanied by a cloth bound portfolio containing experimental settings of each of the 19 poems in a folded broadside format.

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

Included in Archive Selection 2016

Tom Duffy — Binding
David Rooney — Illustration
Phelim McGovern — Assistant

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