Jamie Murphy &
Nov 20 -
Jamie Murphy is a typographic designer and letterpress printer based in Dublin. His interests lie where contemporary graphic design meets traditional production techniques. Since 2012 he has produced his books and broadsides under the imprint of The Salvage Press. Jamie has served as designer in residence at Distiller’s Press, NCAD since 2013 where he works with students of Visual Communication. His letterpress printed work is held in many of the world’s most distinguished private, institutional and academic collections.
Solaris Botanicals is an internationally award-winning tea blending company from Galway, Ireland. Founded by Master Teablender and Medical Herbalist Joerg Mueller, they have combined their extensive knowledge of healing plants and their properties, with the blending of 1st Flush Whole-leaf Organic Teas, which contain 95% more antioxidants compared to ordinary tea bags. Their teas contain no artificial aromas or flavours and their focus on using the highest quality ingredients with biodegradeable materials has made Solaris Botanicals one of Ireland’s leading high-end tea suppliers.
It’s hard to overestimate the importance of tea in Irish culture. Tea is simultaneously a beverage, a medicine, and a social ritual. The Irish drink on average four cups of tea a day, amounting to 7 pounds of dried tea leaves over the course of a year, easily the highest rate of tea consumption in the world. No respectable Irish household would be found without tea, and its importance is such that even pubs are legally required to provide it!
Jamie Murphy in partnership with the Distiller’s Press have explored this love of a cup of tea through the design of letterpress printed packaging for a bespoke blend of Irish tea created by Solaris Tea.