Imagination Dead Imagine

2015 Selection

Designed by Jamie Murphy at The Salvage Press

Image Maker: David O'Kane

Binding: Tom Duffy

Type Designer: Bobby Tannam

Wood Type Maker: Thomas mayo

Lithographic editioning: Thomas Franke

Typesetting: Louis Scully

Typesetting: Pavels Lavrinovics

Introduction: Stanley E Gontarski

Categories: Printed Publication

Industry: Cultural

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This new edition of loose sheets celebrates the 50th anniversary of the original publishing in 1965. The project was produced in collaboration with visual artist David O'Kane. The work is introduced with an essay by renowned Samuel Beckett scholar Stanley E Gontarski.

The text has been hand-set & letterpress printed by Jamie Murphy in 18 point Caslon Old Face, supported by a newly drawn ten line grotesque typeface by Bobby Tannam, cut from maple by Thomas Mayo. David O’Kane has supplied two lithographs inspired by the text, editioned by Thomas Franke at Stein Werk Lithography studio in Leipzig. The sheets are printed on 250 gsm French made Venin Cuve BFK Rives mouldmade.

The edition is limited to 50 copies, 40 of which make up the standard format, ten accounting for the de luxe. The bindings were executed by Tom Duffy in Dublin. The standard is housed in a cloth covered portfolio, protected inside a slipcase. The de luxe is presented in a solander box accompanied by a typographic triptych based on the text. The standard copies are numbered 11 – 50, the de-luxe are numbered 1 – 10.