Original letterpress artwork — GA0046X10
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Signed original Alan Kitching letterpress print, A1 (59.4cm x 84.1cm/23.4” x 33.1”), portrait, without frame, limited edition of 10 (Yay! At time of printing the exhibition catalogue thought to be only one print). All letterpress artworks of this edition are slight variations as they were of course all individually printed by hand. Please note: prints will be shipped directly from Alan's Typography Workshop and may therefore take a few days longer than our usual Stereohype times. Please get in touch with us if you require a more precise delivery time of this item.
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
Created by: Alan Kitching
10 designers, studios, artists and illustrators who were specially commissioned by Stereohype to form part of the 10x10 Poster/Badge Anniversary Series. The series consists of 10 A1-sized posters that each come with its corresponding one inch (25mm) button badge – all inspired by the number 10 and/or 1,000 and/or 10x10. Button badges either mirror or compliment the according poster design. This series was created for the FL@33-curated and designed 10th anniversary exhibition Stereohype 2004–2014 (visit flat33.com for documentation). Apart from Alan Kitching's original letterpress poster are all other 10x10 contributions released as Fine Art Giclée Prints – all in a limited edition of 10. The 10 according button badges helped to push the total count of Stereohype’s ever-growing collection to the magical number 1,000. 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.