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Mr. Alan Kitching

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Honorary Fellow

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Local Address:  London , United Kingdom
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

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  • Founder
    The Typography Workshop
  • Founder
    Typographic Workshop
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Alan Kitching's Founts from the Typographic Workshop
Alan Kitching's A-Z of Letterpress: Founts from the Typographic Workshop is a stout new publication showcasing Kitching's extensive wood-letter fount collection. With a jacket by Pentagram, each image in the book was printed by hand (before being offset printed for the publication) in Kitching's workshop on a Vandercook no. 3 proof press after Kitching - founder of The Typography Workshop and visiting lecturer and fellow at the Royal College of Art - and his late wife Celia Stothard spent a year cleaning and restoring the type.
Each spread, assembled by Kitching and Angus Hyland, is a curious study of form - the letters coming together to shape interesting spreads that defy a quick flick-through.
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MediaVita > Blog > News > Typographic Circle - Alan Kitching - 6 November 2014
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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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]
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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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I showed them to a few design studios and knew within minutes that I wasn't going to get work in the design business, but they pointed me towards Alan Kitching, a typography professor at the Royal College of Art who had just set up on his own.
He was the only guy in the country doing what I was interested in and I knocked on his door. He sent me away and I went back again a few months later. He told me that my work wasn't good technically, but if I was willing to learn, he could do with the help and he would teach me everything he knew. I started working for him as an unofficial apprentice one day a week until it gradually built up.
It was a tough four or five years as he's a tricky character, but I knew the minute I walked through the door that it was where I needed to be. Although I was already interested in letterpress printing, he changed my perspective on it and taught me the technical aspect of it.
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