Murphy, Jamie

  • Reference Code:IE/NIVAL AR/3856
  • First Name: Jamie
  • Last Name: Murphy
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: 28/11/1984
  • Nationality: Irish
  • Area Of Practice:
    • Graphic Design
  • Artwork Type Technique:
    • Artists' Books
    • Typography
  • Physical Location: Artist Files Collection


2012 MA in Design Visual Communications, National College of Art and Design, Dublin
2006 BA, Joint Course History of Art and Visual Communications, National College of Art and Design, Dublin


Jamie Murphy is a typographic designer and letterpress printer based in Dublin. His interests lie where contemporary graphic design meets traditional production techniques. Devoted to preserving, promoting and pursuing excellence in design, typography & letterpress printing, since 2012 he has produced his books and broadsides under the imprint of The Salvage Press. He is the current custodian at Distillers Press, the typography and letterpress print workshop at NCAD. His letterpress printed work is held in many of the world's most distinguished private, institutional and academic collections.
.Of his work he says -
The idea of The Salvage Press was to have an imprint under which I could produce art projects that played with the idea of the book. Books have been the main output of my practice since 2012. I'm interested in exploring what a book is and how content can influence materials and form. My focus is on books created without digital input, instead I prefer to work with hand printing techniques. Letterpress printing is a constant in my books, typically for all typographic elements but also for much of the image making and reproduction. I like to collaborate with visual artists and poets in creating content. I find the collaborative nature of books very rewarding and with each project I've found new and interesting opportunities to learn and grow as a maker. (May 2020)

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