‘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.