Alan Kitching is one of the world’s foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking. Spanning more than 50 years, this new, lavishly illustrated monograph leads us from Kitching’s first typographical experiments under the auspices of mentor Anthony Froshaug to his iconic creations at The Typography Workshop.
This is a limited edition of 200 copies only, which includes a hand printed letterpress signed print, numbered and wrapped round the book to form a jacket.
It showcases his most colourful and expressive pieces, including his prolific work for the 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.
On Friday 3 June, Alan Kitching will introducing A Life in Letterpress at Hay Festival in conversation with Clemency Burton-Hill.
Event 383 • Friday 3 June 2016, 5.30pm • Venue: Starlight Stage
Sponsored by The Story of Books
Book tickets here.