DARKLIGHT (standard)

Darklight is a series of new poems by John Fitzgerald surrounded with an etching by Dorothy Cross. The concept of the book in both its subject matter and in its materiality centres around the theme of darkness.

Designed, typeset and letterpress printed by Jamie Murphy, assisted by Sarah O'Neill, Lauren Shannan O'Brien and Lorcan Rush at Distillers Press, NCAD, Dublin. The type will be hand-set in 14 and 24 point Méridien, designed by Adrian Frutiger, cast here by Rainer Gerstenberg. The image by Dorothy Cross has been produced in two variants; the etching that covers the standard book was printed by Suzannah O'Reilly Mullaney, the phosphorescent images that accompany the deluxe book were first screen printed by Jordan McQuaid before intaglio printing by Suzannah. Both image variants were printed on 54gsm Japanese Tosa Shi. Darklight has been printed in an edition of 80 copies. The bindings have been executed by Tom Duffy in Dublin's Five Lamps area. Housed in a transparent Perspex slipcase, copies marked 1 — 50 are printed on and bound in handmade paper commissioned for this book from the Velké Losiny Mill in the Czech Republic. Copies marked A — Z have been printed on the Velké Losiny paper, bound in full black Pentland goat, presented in a Japanese cloth covered solander box.

Wrapped in an etching and housed in a perspex slipcase, copies marked 1—50 make up the standard edition.

Approx 290 x 195 mm