TOWN (standard)

Dublin city, referred to as Town by locals, is a landscape premised upon a complex history of siege, captivity and desire. In the Irish language, the city takes its meaning from the words ‘dark pools’. In this suite of poems, Annemarie Ní Churreáin honours the pulse and flow of a population which despite an increasingly globalised atmosphere and within the context of an EU border, continues to bear forth the shadows and unique shadowlight of Dublin’s past.

Designed, type-set and letterpress printed by Jamie Murphy at Distillers Press, NCAD. 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 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.

Presented in a cloth covered slipcase, numbers 1 — 50 form the standard edition.

390 x 285 x 20 mm

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