Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress

John L. Walters (Author)

Designed by Simon Esterson of Esterson Associates, 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.

About 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.

Hardcover, 408 pages
Published by Laurence King (3 April 2017)
ISBN 9781780677729
24.1 x 3.8 x 29.2 cm