2018 Selection

Designed by Jamie Murphy, Conor Foran and Sarah O'Neill at The Salvage Press

Poetry: Annemarie Ní Churreáin

Photography: Rich Gilligan

Binding: Craig Jensen

Binding: Marc Hammonds

Photographic hand-printing: Barbara Wilson

Type Casting: Rainer Gerstenberg

Handmade paper-making: Marie Chromková

Categories: Printed Publication

Industry: Cultural

Tags: Typography / Photography / Letterpress

'Town' is a book about Dublin City featuring poetry by Annemarie Ní Churreáin and hand-printed photography by Rich Gilligan. Designed, type-set and letterpress printed by Jamie Murphy, assisted by Conor Foran and Sarah O'Neill. The type is Adrian Frutiger’s Méridien printed here in 14 and 24 point (the ‘normal’ weight was released by Deberny & Peignot in 1957 followed by the italic in 1966). Rich Gilligan’s photographs were captured in Dublin city over the last days of 2017. They have been enlarged by hand from the 35mm negatives onto resin coated Ilford MGIV by Barbara Wilson at her darkroom in London. The water-marked 200  gsm handmade paper was commissioned for this book from the Velké Losiny Mill in the Czech Republic. Printed in an edition of 80 copies. The bindings were executed by Craig Jensen, assisted closely by Marc Hammonds, at BookLab II, San Marcos, Texas. Copies marked 1 – 50 are bound in painted cloth over boards, housed in a cloth covered slipcase. Similarly bound, copies marked i – iv are intended for collaborators. Copies lettered A  –   Z are bound in full alum tawed goat and are each housed, accompanied by a portfolio containing eight additional photographic prints, in a painted cloth covered solandar box.