Typography Ireland Seminar | Printing at Sea

Typography Ireland Seminar | 7.03.14 | Printing at Sea | Teresa Breathnach | Jamie Murphy | DIT Mountjoy Square | 3.00pm

This month’s Typography Ireland seminar takes place on Friday 7th March and has a nautical theme. Jamie Murphy and Teresa Breathnach will present: “Ocean Bound: Stories about Printing at Sea”. The seminar begins at 3pm in DIT, 41-47 Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1.

The large ocean liners of the early to mid-twentieth century have become symbols of both luxury and tragedy. Ephemera associated with them has always held souvenir status but few would realise that much of it was printed wholly or in part on board the ships themselves. In this session, Teresa Breathnach will consider how these print shops developed to produce a variety of items from menus to newspapers and Jamie Murphy will give an insight into the creation of his award winning artist’s book Albert, Ernest and the Titanic.

Dr. Teresa Breathnach has taught the history of visual and material culture at NCAD, DIT and IADT. Her current focus on ships’ printers and printing stems from a wider research  interest in the history of leisure and tourism. She is co-author of New Retro: Classic Graphics, Today’s Designs (Thames and Hudson, 2009) with Brenda Dermody.

Jamie Murphy is a designer and letterpress printer. He operates The Salvage Press with a focus on typographic design. He is also Designer in Residence at Distillers Press, located at the National College of Art & Design.

As ever, all are welcome, but we ask that you email either bellclare@gmail.com or maryann.bolger@dit.ie to let us know if you would like to “step aboard”.