The first collection of quotes from Leopold Bloom, the everyman hero of James Joyce’s Ulysses, in a limited edition letterpress book designed & printed in Dublin, Ireland.
This project is the second collaboration between Steve Cole of the LiberateUlysses project and Dublin-based designer and letterpress printer Jamie Murphy inspired by Ulysses. We are out to bring the unique wit, warmth, and quirkiness of the Leopold Bloom to light for the first time in a glorious letterpress printed limited edition artist’s book in time for Bloomsday 2013.
“The Works of Master Poldy” boils down the essence of Leopold Bloom into a collection of his thoughts and sayings to help the uninitiated experience Bloom’s all-too-human world view and give Joyce fans a fresh look at Bloom.
“Master Poldy” is the first publication from Jamie’s new book arts & letterpress printing venture in Dublin: The Salvage Press. The Salvage Press is devoted to preserving, promoting and pursuing excellence in design, typography and letterpress printing. “Master Poldy” will be a 40-page book, case bound within a protective slipcase, measuring about 10 x 15 inches. Jamie is using a mix of traditional monotype methods and handset antique wooden type in an experimental typographic design. The book is being printed at the Distillers Press, National College of Art and Design, Dublin.
Financial support for “Master Poldy” has come from around the world through an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign that concluded on May 3, 2013. Jamie and Steve send out their appreciation and thanks to everyone who contributed:
OUR GENEROUS INDIEGOGO BACKERS
Áine Ní Chonaill
Aguinaldo Medici Severino
Deborah Cole and Monika Bittman
Honey & Wax Booksellers
Joanne and Chris Everett
Karen Blood and Amy Grace
Mary Ann Bolger
Paul Cooper and Dawn Amore