The Salvage Press is the imprint of artist & designer Jamie Murphy. Graduating with an honours degree in The History of Art & Design and Visual Communication (NCAD, 2006), he spent several years working on his own and with the design studios of others before completing his MA in Design (NCAD, 2012). Following this he moved to the UK where he worked with Justin Knopp at the newly established letterpress workshop, Typoretum. Returning to Ireland he worked as an understudy to master printer Seán Sills in Distillers Press at the National College of Art & Design. He was appointed Designer in Residence there in 2013 before being appointed Printer in 2015. His focus here is on typographic education and experimentation. Through collaboration, The Salvage Press works with wonderfully creative people producing projects which are of Irish interest. Jamie's award winning books reside in private, public and institutional collections across the globe.

Awards

The Type Directors Club (New York, 2018)
The Fine Press Book Association (Oxford, 2015, 2018)
The British Book Design & Production Awards (London, 2017)
The Institute of Designers In Ireland (Dublin, 2014, 2017)
100 Archive of Irish Graphic Design (Dublin, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
The Irish Print Awards (Dublin, 2013)
The Royal Dublin Society Print Award (Dublin, 2012)
The National University of Ireland Art & Design Prize (Dublin, 2012) 

Collaborators

Phil Abel (printer)
Frances Breen (calligrapher)
Simon Brett (wood engraver)
Andrew Carpenter (scholar)
Steve Cole (scholar)
Ruairi Conaty (assistant)
Guy Cresswell (assistant)
Dorothy Cross (artist)
Tom Duffy (bookbinder)
James Earley (artist)
Elizabeth Ellis (printer)
Brian Fitzgerald (printmaker)
John Fitzgerald (author)
Anne Fogarty (scholar)
Conor Foran (assistant)
Mike Gibbs (paper maker)
Nick Gill (type founder)
Rich Gilligan (photographer)
Stanley Gontarski (scholar)
Lisa Griffith (scholar)
Kate Holland (bookbinder)
Jordan Huysmanns (assistant)
Craig Jensen (bookbinder)
Justin Knopp (printer)
Pavels Lavrinovics (assistant)
Jemma Lewis (paper marbler)
Brian Maguire (artist)
Alice Maher (artist)
David Marshall (printer)
Phelim McGovern (assistant)
Niamh McNally (assistant)
Jordan McQuaid (printer)
Laura Murphy (compositor)
Annemarie Ní Churreáin (author)
Doireann Ní Ghríofa (author)
Suzannah O’Reilly (printmaker)
David O'Kane (artist)
Sarah O'Neill (assistant)
Tim O'Neill (calligrapher)
Max Phillips (type designer)
Mary Plunkett (printer)
Robert Pratley (printer)
David Rooney (illustrator)
Louis Scully (assistant)
Madison Shackel-York (illustrator)
Sean Sills (printer)
Michael Simpson (assistant)
Michael Smith (author)
Gerard Smyth (author)
Haein Song (bookbinder)
Eleanor Swan (ceramicist)
Bobby Tannam (type designer)
Colm Tóibín (author)
Donald Teskey (artist)
Jessica Traynor (author)
Velké Losiny Mill (paper makers)
Rachel Ward-Sale (bookbinder)
Barbara Wilson (hand photo printer)
Neil Winter (type founder)

Collections

Comprehensive Public Collections:

Dublin City Library 

Harvard University, Massachusetts

National Irish Visual Arts Library, Dublin

National Library of Ireland, Dublin

Trinity College, Dublin

Yale University, Connecticut

Selected Public Collections:

Áras an Uchtarán, Dublin

Arizona State University, Temple

Auburn University, Alabama

Bank Of Ireland, Dublin

Boston College

Boston University

Buffalo University, New York

Codex Foundation, California

Crawford Gallery of Art, Cork

Edward Worth Library, Dublin

Florida State University, Tallahassee

Grolier Club, New York

Harry Ransom Centre, Austin

Health Service Executive, Dublin

Indiana University, Bloomington

Keough-Naughton Institute, Dublin

London Centre for Book Arts

Marsh’s Library, Dublin

National Print Museum, Dublin

National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin

National University of Ireland, Dublin 

National University of Ireland, Galway

Office of An Taoiseach, Dublin

Princeton University, New Jersey

San Francisco Centre for the Book

Stanford University, California

Texas A&M University, College Station

The Bodleian Library, Oxford

The British Library, London

The Typographic Hub, Birmingham

University College, Dublin

University College, Cork

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Santa Barbara

University of East Anglia, Norwich

University of Manchester

University of North Carolina

University of Notre Dame

University of Otago, Dunedin

Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg

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