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Mr. Alan Kitching

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Honorary Fellow

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Royal College of Art
Dyson Building 1 Hester Road
Battersea , London SW11 4AN
United Kingdom

Company Description: The Royal College of Art is the world's only wholly postgraduate university of art and design, specialising in teaching and research and offering the degrees of MA,...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    The Typography Workshop
  • Founder
    Typographic Workshop
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The next omen occurred on a ..., 1 Mar 2015 [cached]
The next omen occurred on a VC field trip to Ogilvy where Nigel Kent, their Director of Typography, pointed us in the direction of Alan Kitching who taught letterpress at the Royal College of Art.
A visit in VCUK'01 took us to Kitching's studio, where there seemed to be some interest on the part of the students.
In addition to Craig Cutler, names mentioned in book No. 1 include Karla Burger Cushman, Bill Deering, Alan Fletcher, Ari Garber, Nigel Kent, Alan Kitching, Mark Samuels Lasner, Ian Mortimer, Nowlan Nichols, Raymond Nichols, Nigel Roche, David Rose, and Ben Thoma.
And at least one of the posters we did with Alan Kitching during his workshops needs to make an appearance.
click for details | Alan ..., 10 Oct 2014 [cached]
click for details | Alan Kitching Stereohype: graphic art label / online boutique
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.
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.
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.
Royal College of Art, 4 June 2004 [cached]
Alan Kitching
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Alan Kitching: Visiting Tutor
Alan KitchingTelephone: 020 7590 4302
Alan Kitching is a senior tutor in Typography in the Department of Communication Art and Design at the RCA and, since 2001, he has also been a visiting Professor at the London Institute.His most recent solo exhibition was at the Gallery at Pentagram, in London from October to November 1997 and his work includes the Royal Mail Millennium stamps and Royal Mail Special stamps, the Master of the 20th Century and the Icograda Design Hall of Fame by Mervyn Kurlansky.He was awarded the British Design and Art Direction Silver Award for Millennium Stamp, 2001.
Alan Kitching was a speaker at "AGIdeas" International Student conference in Melbourne, Australia and gave an illustrated talk at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia in April 2002.In 2001 and 2002, Kitching was a Royal Designer for Industry participant in RDI Summer School for young designers at Dartington Hall, Devon, UK.
'Alan Kitching: Typographic Time Lord' (1999) Baseline International Typographics Magazine.A profile by Patrick Argent with magazine jacket designed by Kitching.It deals mainly with recent work (1998-1999) but also includes illustration of two pages from Typography Manual - a publication of considerable length designed and printed by Kitching in 1970.
Typography - Alan Kitching (1997).The Gallery at Pentagram, London, UK. Solo exhibition of commissioned work and personal editioned prints.45 separate prints of various dimensions.The exhibition was hosted by a leading print publisher, showcasing Kitching as a leading practitioner, also featuring independent and commissioned art work and images.The aim was also to review and publicise new design and research work by Kitching, to demonstrate the range of his practice to a professional and public audience.
New Library - The People's Network: Report to HM Government (1997) Publishers: Pentagram and Faber and Faber; Editors: McConnell J; Evans, M. Alan Kitching designed and printed letterpress for the covers and chapter dividers of a report for HM Government.These were at the Typography Workshop in an edition of 34 copies.Alan Kitching acted as typographic consultant throughout the project.
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Alan Kitching's A-Z of Letterpress: Founts from The Typographic Workshop
By Alan Kitching
A must for letterpress enthusiasts and graphic designers, this is a covetable showcase of Alan Kitching's fount collection.
Each page has been carefully created by Alan Kitching in collaboration with Angus Hyland, making this book a work of typographic art in its own right.
Alan Kitching is a world-renowned typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner. He began teaching typography as a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art and taught there until 2006.
Alan Kitching's A-Z of Letterpress: Founts from The Typographic Workshop
Smiths Rules : Archive 1.1 / 1991 — 1995, 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
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
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 1.1 / 1991 - 1995 Apprentice to Alan Kitching (RDI) at the Typography Workshop
1992 / Mr Kitching at the press
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