Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress
Alan Kitching demonstrates the craft of letterpress. Utilising type from his historic collection, Alan designs, sets and prints expressive artworks. In association with The Lettering Arts Trust.
Alan Kitching is a man of letters: some are metal forms; others are wooden blocks. He has spent his life using letterpress techniques to create fine works that have conveyed information and evolved into much admired and sought after works of art. His Kennington studio is filled with compositor’s cases containing a vast collection of type. It is here you will find Alan with his letterpress, designing, setting and printing. Whilst digital technology has transformed the printing process, Alan has adapted his skill as a compositor and printer into the craft of the letterpress artist – and using this traditional process, he has achieved world-wide renown.