Designer Creates Map Of Dublin Based On Places From Joyce’s Ulysses
Rachel Kerr has spent three years making this tribute, typographically formed from places mentioned in the work of literature.
The Leopold’s Day map is a limited edition print inspired by Leopold Bloom’s journey through Dublin in James Joyce’s Ulysses. Created by Dublin-based graphic designer Rachel Kerr, the map and accompanying directory of the city feature only the people, premises and streets cited in the work of literature.
The map took over three years to to make and, like the book, provides “a unique insight into a colonial Dublin in a bygone era.” The contemporary composition mixes typography and cartography, plotting all the streets mentioned by Joyce in Ulysses which were in existence on June 16th 1904. It is accompanied by a comprehensive directory with over 400 entries noting the landmarks, businesses and people of Dublin referenced in the text.