Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress (Hardcover)

A Life in Letterpress

By Alan Kitching (Artist), John L. Walters

Laurence King, 9781780677729

Publication Date: April 4, 2017

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Description

Designed by Simon Esterson of Esterson Associates, this long-awaited monograph documents the work of world-renowned typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching.

Spanning over fifty years, this lavish volume leads us from Kitching's first typographical experiments under the auspices of mentor Anthony Froshaug to his most iconic creations at The Typography Workshop. It covers his years designing alongside Derek Birdsall, as well as his time teaching letterpress at the Royal College of Art, and showcases his most colourful and expressive pieces, including his prolific work for The Guardian. Kitching's work hangs in private collections and galleries but it has also featured on everything from magazine and book covers, postage stamps and theatre posters, to wine labels, billboards and signage.


About the Author

Alan Kitching is one of the world's foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking. John L. Walters became editor of Eye, the international review of graphic design, in 1999; he has also edited Pulp since 2014.
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