Alan Kitching Special Edition: A Life in Letterpress

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

Spanning over fifty 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 colourful and expressive pieces, including his prolific work for The Guardian. Kitching's work hangs in private collections and galleries but it has also featured on everything from magazine and book covers, postage stamps and theatre posters, to wine labels, billboards and signage.

Designed by Simon Esterson and Jon Kielty.

Photography by Phil Sayer. This edition will have a 3-piece binding.

Abouth THe Author

Author John L. Walters became editor of Eye, the international review of graphic design, in 1999; he has also edited Pulp since 2014. Walters studied maths with physics at King’s College, London and worked as a musician and record producer before launching creative music journal Unknown Public in the 1990s. For five years he wrote a regular column for the The Guardian. He is a Visiting Fellow of the University of the Arts London, and he has programmed many design events, including Eye’s regular Type Tuesdays.

  • Hardback
  • 350 colour illustrations
  • 408 pages
  • 284 x 230 mm
  • ISBN 9781780677743
  • Published April 2016