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Alan Kitching
A Life in Letterpress
By (artist): Alan Kitching By (author): John L. Walters
9781780677729 Hardcover English General Trade DESIGN / Graphic Arts / Typography Apr 04, 2017 Print Run: 1008
$100.00 CAD
Active 9.5 x 11.5 x 1.5 in 408 pages Laurence King Laurence King Publishing
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 butit has also featured on everything from magazine and book covers, postage stamps and theatre posters, to wine labels, billboards and signage.

Alan Kitching is one of the world's foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking.

John L. Walters became editor of Eye, the international review of graphic design, in 1999; he has also editedPulp since 2014.

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