The Rooster, The Hand-Mill & The Swarm of Hornets (2014)

2014 Selection

Designed by Jamie Murphy at The Salvage Press

typesetting: Laura Murphy

binding: Tom Duffy

Categories: Printed Publication

Industry: Cultural

Tags: Typography / Illustration / Letterpress


This text was hand-set and printed while resident for a week at Grafikverkstan Godsmagasinet, Uttersberg, Sweden. The woodcut illustrations were designed and printed at Distillers Press, NCAD, while Designer in Residence.

Taking colour and graphic inspiration from the European hornet and its honeycomb cell, this Swedish folk tale is a short, darkly comic story of want and revenge. The edition runs to 50 copies, the 40 standard copies are sewn into paper wrappers, the 10 de Luxe copies are quarter bound and housed in a slip case.

The type was hand-set in 12, 16, 20 and 24 point Linotype Trajanus, designed by Warren Chappel (1940). Letterpress printed on a Korrex Berlin on 170gsm Zerkall mouldmade.