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.
External link: thetypographyworkshop.com