Every year we are lucky to work alongside very talented and creative Irish Graphic designers and letterpress printers, who continue to make us strive for both quality and creative craftmanship produced from our bindery. Last year we were delighted to have worked on two projects selected for the 2018 100 ARCHIVE, a presentation clamshell box, titled 1916 The Irish Rebellion, designed by Conor Clarke at Design Factory and Nine Silences by Jamie Murphy at The Salvage Press.
1916 the irish rebellion
The multi-award winning documentary was broadcast coast to coast in the US, on PBS and BBC and screened in theatres in 70 countries, with over 100 million viewers
The outcome was a beautifully designed and hand crafted cloth covered clamshell box. A combination of both green foiling and blind embossing was used on the front of the box. Each box was lined with a personalised print featuring an image of the 1916 Proclamation and the recipients name.
More info on Design Factory at www.designfactory.ie
Nine Silences was designed, typeset and letterpress printed by Jamie Murphy of The Salvage Press with assistance from Sarah O'Neill, Lorcan Rush and Lauren Shannon O'Brien. In the book poet, Doireann Ní Ghríofa responds to Art by Alice Maher. Alice Maher's fragmented woodcut has been printed from scorched and browned ash.
Printed in an Edition of 80 books, copies 1 - 50 were bound in a full marble paper case and housed in a transparent perspex slipcase. The marbled paper had been prepared by Jemma Lewis Marbling and Design using Irish Carrageen Moss. A printed lettering piece was fastened to the spine.
Copies lettered A - Z were half bound using Salmon leather (i will delve into salmon leather a little deeper in the next week or two) and marbled paper. Each of these books were accompanied by a folded down printing of the complete woodcut on 120gm Zerkall. Both were housed in a handcrafted, cloth covered clamshell box. The box featured a Salmon leather foiled lettering piece.
More info on The Salvage Press at www.thesalvagepress.com
You can view all works as well as see the complete archive at www.100archive.com