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Alan Kitching / A Life in Letterpress

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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 lives and works at The Typography Workshop in Kennington, south London, which he shared with designer, writer and partner Celia Stothard (deceased 2010).

This exhibition is a landmark event. It will not only show finished pieces of work but showcase the method and process behind key works with sketches, proofs and roughs gathered from Alan's own archive. Objects, artefacts and equipment from Alan’s workshops will enlighten visitors to the inspiration and motivation behind the work.

21 April – 2 May 2016 Pick me Up, Somerset House, London

3 June – 20 August 2016 The Lettering Arts Trust, Snape, Suffolk

1 November 2016 – 26 February 2017 The Lighthouse, Glasgow

(more dates to come)

To view Alan's complete portfolio of works view here

Photography copyright Helen Cathcart / Be-Bolder.com