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Mr. Alan Kitching

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Apprentice

Local Address:  London , United Kingdom
The Typography Workshop
 
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    The Typography Workshop
  • Founder
    Typographic Workshop
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Alan Kitching and Sandro ...
www.paulshawletterdesign.com, 3 Dec 2015 [cached]
Alan Kitching and Sandro Berra discussing the wood type collection at the Tipoteca. Photograph by Paul Shaw (2015).
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Alan Kitching and Sandro Berra discussing the wood type collection at the Tipoteca.
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So far, there have been three letterpress workshops, two led by Lucio Passerini of Il Buon Passo in Milano and one by Alan Kitching of the Typography Workshop; and one lettering workshop conducted by Tony Di Spigna.
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Alan Kitching and Alta Price in discussion during the Legacy of Letters 2015 workshop. Photograph by Paul Shaw (2015).
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Alan Kitching and Alta Price in discussion during the Legacy of Letters 2015 workshop.
Smiths Rules : Archive 1.0 / 1991 — 1995
www.smithsrules.com, 16 Jan 2013 [cached]
Archive 1 / 1991-1995 Apprentice to Alan Kitching at The Typography Workshop, Clerkenwell, London
Archive 1.1 / 1991 - 1995 Archive 1.1 / 1991 - 1995 Apprentice to Alan Kitching (RDI) at the Typography Workshop 1992 / Mr Kitching at the press Printing 'Pentagram present' christmas print: a set...
Archive 1.2 / 1991 - 1995
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Archive 1.2 / 1991 - 1995 Apprentice to Alan Kitching (RDI) at the Typography Workshop 1994 / Printing wood type posters for Soho music shop window / & working with...
Archive 1.3 / 1991 - 1995 Archive 1.3 / 1991 - 1995 Apprentice to Alan Kitching (RDI) at the Typography Workshop 1993 /
Archive 1.4 / 1991 - 1995
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Archive 1.4 / 1991 - 1995 Apprentice to Alan Kitching (RDI) at the Typography Workshop 1992 / Final wood type christmas posters for Soho music shop window
Archive 1.5 / 1991 - 1995 Archive 1.5 / 1991 - 1995 Apprentice to Alan Kitching (RDI) at the Typography Workshop 1992 / 'Printing in London' limited edition broadsheet - originally commisioned for article...
Archive 1.6 / 1991 - 1995 Archive 1.6 / 1991 - 1995 Apprentice to Alan Kitching (RDI) at the Typography Workshop 1992 / Detail of latin set in Caslon Old Face italic (Stephenson Blake) from 'Broadside 5' /...
Archive 1 / 1991-1995
click for details | Alan ...
www.stereohype.com, 10 Oct 2014 [cached]
click for details | Alan Kitching Stereohype: graphic art label / online boutique
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Alan Kitching: specially commissioned, original letterpress print >>> £750
Stereohype's 10x10 Poster/Badge Anniversary Series
Alan Kitching's original letterpress poster is one of 10 beautiful contributions by 10 designers, studios, artists and illustrators who were specially commissioned by Stereohype to form part of the 10x10 Poster/Badge Anniversary Series.
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The 10x10 contributors are: Alan Kitching, Daniel Eatock, Deanne Cheuk, Geneviève Gauckler, Ian Wright, Michael C. Place/Build, Richard J. Kirk/Manikato, Twopoints, Vaughan Oliver/v23 and Stereohype-founders FL@33.
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Alan Kitching is one of the world's foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking. He is renowned for his expressive use of wood and metal letterforms in creating visuals for commissions and limited edition prints. He continues to live and work at The Typography Workshop in Kennington, south London, which he shared with designer, writer and partner Celia Stothard (deceased 2010).
At age 15yrs Alan became an apprentice compositor with a letterpress printer in his native Darlington in the north of England. After a subsequent successful career in conventional and corporate graphic design, he decided to return to his letterpress roots and in 1989 he established The Typography Workshop in London.
Alan has had solo shows in London and Barcelona, and contributed to various group exhibitions including the Pompidou Centre Paris, the British Library and the Barbican Art Gallery in London.
In 1994 he was appointed Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) and elected member of Alliance Graphique International (AGI).
Alan is Honorary Fellow of The Royal College of Art and Visiting Professor, University of the Arts London. He has conducted his workshops and given talks to industry, art schools and design conventions in UK, Europe, Australia and South Africa.
description: A1 (59.4cm x 84.1cm/23.4" x 33.1"), portrait, original letterpress print, without frame, limited edition of 10 (Yay! Initially thought to be only one.), signed by Alan Kitching.
Alan ...
www.agideas.net, 10 Oct 2014 [cached]
Alan Kitching
Alan Kitching is widely respected as one of the foremost practitioners and teachers of letterpress typographic design and printmaking.
He established the Typographic Workshop in 1989, became a visiting lecturer in typography at The Royal College of Art in 1988.
He has given workshops (including LCP) and lectures to industry, colleges and design conventions in the UK and Europe.
Alan has exhibited at Pentagram Gallery in 1992 and 1997, at the Royal College of Art in 1993 and at Coningsby Gallery in 1998. He has also contributed to various exhibitions in the UK and Europe, including the Pompidou Centre and the Powerhouse:UK.
In 1994 he was elected Royal Designer for Industry and a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale.
In 2001 he was made Visiting Professor of the London Institute.
MediaVita > Blog > News > ...
www.mediavita.co.uk, 6 Nov 2014 [cached]
MediaVita > Blog > News > Typographic Circle - Alan Kitching - 6 November 2014
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Typographic Circle - Alan Kitching - 6 November 2014
Another superb event held by the Typographic Circle
Antony from MediaVita (Committee Member of the Typographic Circle) attended the event held at JWT in London.
World-renowned typographer and designer Alan Kitching is one of the world's foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking.
As well as compositions for corporate identities, magazine and book covers and illustrations, Alan's work has also featured on postage stamps, theatre posters, shop windows, billboards, signage and a 30 x 15ft typographic mural for the Guardian Newspaper's London office.
Alan was appointed Royal Designer for Industry (RDI) and elected member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) in 1994. He was made Fellow of the Royal College of Art in 1998, and Visiting Professor at the London Institute (University of the Arts London) in 2001.
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