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Celebrating 'Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress'

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Début Art is proud to support Alan Kitching and Laurence King Publishing in a series of upcoming events celebrating the launch of ‘Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress’ the bookshop edition, published by Laurence King March 2017.

The first of these will be ‘Alan Kitching: Letterpress Prints’, an exhibition of both acclaimed and new works from Alan Kitching presented by Advanced Graphics London and showing at the Coningsby Gallery from 11th – 15th April 2017. We are thrilled to welcome Alan back to the Coningsby Gallery for what promises to be an exciting show, marking the status he has earned as a world renowned typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner. Alan will also be present for an exclusive book-signing event at the exhibition on the 15th April 2017 from 12 noon until 3pm.

Succeeding this, ‘Alan Kitching and John L. Walters in Conversation’ will be a one-off event hosted by Laurence King and citizenM Tower of London Hotel, with support from Début Art, on Thursday 27th April 2017. Celebrated design journalist John L. Walters will join Alan on stage to discuss his illustrious career, as well as his experience and insight into the working lives of artists and designers including Anthony Froshaug, Hansjörg Mayer, Diter Rot, the Boyle Family, Derek Birdsall, Alan Fletcher, Colin Forbes and Celia Stothard, Kitching’s late partner in life and work for sixteen years.

We are pleased to be collaborating so closely with Alan and Laurence King Publishing on these wonderful occasions that acknowledge his mark on, and overwhelming contribution to, the fields of print, letterpress and design.

All arwork shown © Alan Kitching

Photograph of Alan Kitching © Helen Cathcart