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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

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  • Founder
    The Typography Workshop
  • Founder
    Typographic Workshop
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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.
Royal College of Art
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Alan Kitching: Visiting Tutor
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Alan KitchingTelephone: 020 7590 4302
Biography
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.
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'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
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.
Smiths Rules : Archive 1.0 / 1991 — 1995
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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
Typography: Alan Kitching at St Bride Library: St Bride Library
stbride.org, 8 Mar 2007 [cached]
Typography: Alan Kitching
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Alan Kitching shows significant works and shares seminal influences from his fifty-year journey from printer to printmaker, apprentice to professor, Darlington to Kennington via experimental printing in Watford and letterpress in Clerkenwell to The Typography Workshop, Printroom & Studio in London SE11.
Talk, Tuesday 13 February 2007 at 7pm; exhibition preview 5.30pm Exhibition, Wednesday 14 February to Thursday 8 March 2007 Alan Kitching
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Graphic designer, typographer, letterpress printmaker and teacher, Alan Kitching is internationally renowned for his expressive use of letterpress type, process and materials in creating typographic designs for publishing, advertising and his own limited edition prints and 'Broadside' publications.
Born in Darlington, County Durham in 1940, Alan left school aged 14 to become an apprentice compositor with a local printer. In 1961 he moved south to pursue a career in design. New directions were inspired by working as typography instructor under Anthony Froshaug in the Experimental Printing Workshop at the School of Art in Watford College of Technology.
Alan subsequently established his own design practice, taught at the Central School of Art, and was invited by Derek Birdsall to join the Omnific Design Partnership.
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In 1989 Kitching decided to return to his letterpress roots and launched The Typography Workshop in Clerkenwell London with the first of his A1 'Broadside' sheets - 'an occasional publication devoted to the typographic arts'. 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.
In 1994 Alan met designer and writer Celia Stothard and they began collaborating on various projects, teaching workshops and the purchase of letterpress materials.
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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.
Alan has had shows in London and Barcelona, and contributed work to various exhibitions in Europe including the Pompidou Centre Paris, the British Library and the Barbican Art Gallery London. He has conducted his workshops and given talks to industry, art schools and design conventions in UK, Europe, Australia and South Africa.
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Celia Stothard is a graphic designer, writer, lecturer in design communication, and partner with Alan Kitching in The Typography Workshop and a large collection of letterpress type and materials.
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Typography: Alan Kitching at St Bride Library
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