‘Albert, Ernest & The Titanic’ is a project Jamie Murphy (Fjord.ie) has been working on over the last two years. It tells the story of the ship’s ill-fated on board printers, Abraham ‘Albert’ Mishellany and Ernest Corbin as they travel on the ship’s doomed maiden voyage. The book celebrates these two men who were responsible for the ship’s restaurant menus, stationery, note pads, programmes of events, crew and passenger’s calling cards, tickets.
I saw this book at the NCAD graduate show and it really is superb. It’s a limited edition book (36 copies) of 176 pages withand hand set text; a unique adhesive-less binding and foreword by Colm Tóibín and is available through the site below. The ink used is called ‘Titanic Coal Ink’ which is made from coal recovered from the wreck site. You can watch a nice short below of the later stages of production by the very talented Rich Gilligan.
Richard Gilligan started out publishing his own skate magazines as a platform to show his work. His DIY work ethic paid off after College and several trips around the world documenting the underground international skate scene. Rich has developed a portfolio which includes editorial work for various skate magazines and other publications, Fashion and music labels including: Kindpin, Lodown, The Irish Times, SLAP, Heroin Skateboards, Dublin Fringe Festival, State, Mongrel, JD and Foto8. In 2010, Richard established JAR Studios, an independent photo studio in Dublin city centre.
Rich Gilligan worked as a studio assistant for Danny Bird in London after College, where he learnt the art of lighting which he uses with great effect to create his beautiful images. Rich gave a really great quote from the late Photographer Paul Graham at his presentation at Offset 2012 from the essay ’Photography is easy, Photography is difficult’ you can find the essay here, well worth a read. Watch below the short fashion film he made with Aisling Farinella, Fergal Brennan and Conor & David for Eilis Boyle’s 10th collection, Music by Katie Kim.