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Typographer

The Guardian

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The Guardian

Kings Place 90 York Way

London, London N1 9GU

United Kingdom

Company Description

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Background Information

Employment History

Lettering Arts Centre

The Association of Illustrators Limited

St Bride Foundation

Visiting Professor

London College of Communication

Visiting Professor

The London Institute

Affiliations

Founding Member
St. Luke

Founder
The Typographic Circle

Teacher
Royal College of Art

Royal Designer for Industry and Elected Member
Alliance Graphique Internationale

Founder
The Typography

Fellow
RCA

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Alan Kitching: The ...

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Alan Kitching: The Manchester Guardian

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Alan Kitching 'The Manchester Guardian' looks back at some of his best work for the newspaper over a period offourteen years, all displayed in the iconic Fred Aldous shop.
Alan Kitching's relationship with The Guardian, the UK's leading liberal newspaper, began inthe 1990s and continues to this day. He has made artwork for most sections of the paper and its website, now the second most read English-language newspaper site in the world (after the Daily Mail). Kitching's big rough-edged woodletters work well on newsprint; his colours sing loud in the glossy sections; online, his blocks of type grab the eye in an instant.
As part of the exhibition exclusive products will be on sale in the shop and on their website.
Alan Kitching's work for The Guardian
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Alan Kitching's work for The Guardian
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It's Nice That | "I always try to have some logic to the job, to the work": we interview letterpress legend Alan Kitching

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"I always try to have some logic to the job, to the work": we interview letterpress legend Alan Kitching

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Alan Kitching was born in Darlington, County Durham in 1940. He had acquired a love of printing, drawing and painting whilst at school and by the mid-1950s when he started looking for work, knew that the heavy industry dominating Darlington wasn’t for him. The local employment office told Kitching about a local jobbing printer, so he went with his art teacher and a small portfolio and on the day after his 15th birthday started a six-year apprenticeship as a compositor.
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Kitching wanted to keep the team who had worked on Celia Sings, and brought in John Walters as editor, who started interviewing Kitching in 2012. “He would come over every week in the morning, we’d have coffee and the machine on and I’d just talk to him about the history of the whole thing.�
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Kitching wanted to keep the team who had worked on Celia Sings, and brought in John Walters as editor, who started interviewing Kitching in 2012. “He would come over every week in the morning, we’d have coffee and the machine on and I’d just talk to him about the history of the whole thing.�
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In the late 1980s the atmosphere around printing “didn’t really exist�, but Birdsall had started as a professor of graphics at the Royal College of Art and convinced Kitching to teach in the letterpress studio one day a week. “I didn’t want to do it, but eventually I gave in so we went.
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Alongside technician Mick Perry, Kitching had started a series of workshops: “I didn’t tell anybody about it, just printed the posters and went round all the departments.
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Kitching maintained a relationship with the college until 2006, and while there he had also been running his own workshop, The Typographic Workshop in Clerkenwell. “And I was never interested in printing, the first thing I’d say when I came into the studio in the morning was ‘I’m not interested in letterpress printing, I’m interested in what you can do with this stuff.’ All this obsolete technology, what can we do new with it now.�
"I was never interested in printing, the first thing I’d say when I came in to the studio in the morning was ‘I’m not interested in letterpress printing, I’m interested in what you can do with this stuff.’"
Alan Kitching
This had been a consideration in Kitching’s commercial work, for clients such as The Guardian for whom he did typographic work that crossed over between the limitations of text and image. “When we were at Omnific the type was very much separate and not treated as one with the image, as it was in the work at The Guardian and for the Dazed & Confused cover from around 2000.
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Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress
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Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress
Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress by John L Walters is published by Laurence King on 7 April and is exclusively available from the publisher's website.


March | 2015 | Newspaper Club blog

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Alan Kitching on Press at The Guardian

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Alan Kitching is a typographer who has been producing letterpress work for The Guardian for over fourteen years. (His first piece, on display at the exhibition, was for a Martin Amis article on the pornography industry.) 'AlanKitching On Press at The Guardian' opened in January and shows a selection of framed original artworks alongside the print pages for which they were commissioned. The accompanying classic tabloid catalogue was designed by Alan Kitching and Daniel Chehade, who told us more about the newspaper:
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Alan and I also decided to illustrate the work 'how it was used', within the context of the newspaper which allowed us to omit any captions.
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Th exhibition was set to end in February but has been extended until 5 March - just two more days to catch it! 'Alan Kitching on Press at the Guardian' is on display in the foyer of The Guardian, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU. Open daily 10am - 6pm, admission free.
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Alan Kitching on Press at ...

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Alan Kitching on Press at The Guardian

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Alan Kitching is a typographer who has been producing letterpress work for The Guardian for over fourteen years. (His first piece, on display at the exhibition, was for a Martin Amis article on the pornography industry.) 'AlanKitching On Press at The Guardian' opened in January and shows a selection of framed original artworks alongside the print pages for which they were commissioned. The accompanying classic tabloid catalogue was designed by Alan Kitching and Daniel Chehade, who told us more about the newspaper:
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Alan and I also decided to illustrate the work 'how it was used', within the context of the newspaper which allowed us to omit any captions.
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Th exhibition was set to end in February but has been extended until 5 March - just two more days to catch it! 'Alan Kitching on Press at the Guardian' is on display in the foyer of The Guardian, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU. Open daily 10am - 6pm, admission free.


Alan Kitching on Press at ...

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Alan Kitching on Press at The Guardian

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Alan Kitching is a typographer who has been producing letterpress work for The Guardian for over fourteen years. (His first piece, on display at the exhibition, was for a Martin Amis article on the pornography industry.) 'AlanKitching On Press at The Guardian' opened in January and shows a selection of framed original artworks alongside the print pages for which they were commissioned. The accompanying classic tabloid catalogue was designed by Alan Kitching and Daniel Chehade, who told us more about the newspaper:
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Alan and I also decided to illustrate the work 'how it was used', within the context of the newspaper which allowed us to omit any captions.
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Th exhibition was set to end in February but has been extended until 5 March - just two more days to catch it! 'Alan Kitching on Press at the Guardian' is on display in the foyer of The Guardian, 90 York Way, London N1 9GU. Open daily 10am - 6pm, admission free.

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