Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress



This long-awaited monograph documents the work of world-renowned typographer, designer, and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching.

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Spanning over 50 years, this lavish volume leads us from Kitching’s first typographical experiments under the auspices of mentor Anthony Froshaug to his most iconic creations at The Typography Workshop. It covers his years designing alongside Derek Birdsall, as well as his time teaching letterpress at the Royal College of Art, and showcases his most colorful and expressive pieces, including his prolific work for The Guardian. Kitching’s work hangs in private collections and galleries but it has also been featured on everything from magazine and book covers, postage stamps and theater posters, to wine labels, billboards, and signage.

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Weight 4.7 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 9.25 × 1.5 in

Laurence King Publishing

Publish Date

April 21, 2015




9.8” x 7”


240 pages

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