This book tells the story of RMS Titanic’s ill-fated on board printers, Abraham ‘Albert’ Mishellany and Ernest Corbin as they travel on the ship’s doomed maiden voyage.
In his foreword for the book, Irish author Colm Tóibín writes: “As we mark the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic, we are reminded of the amazing gallery of prose and poetry prompted by the events of 1912. However, as well as the passengers, we cannot forget the skilled craftsmen who worked on the ship.”
Designed, illustrated and letterpress printed by Jamie Murphy at Distillers Press, NCAD, Dublin. All the text has been set by hand in Monotype Garamond, Grotesque Light and Grot no.8. The 40 illustrations are printed from original linoleum blocks. Hand bound by Tom Duffy in a unique adhesive-less binding.
Winner of the RDS Printmaker Award 2012 & the NUI Art & Design Prize 2012.