Alan Kitching: Letterpress Prints
The Coningsby Gallery are delighted to collaborate with Advanced Graphics London and Laurence King Publishing for ‘Alan Kitching: Letterpress Prints’, an exhibition of both acclaimed and new work from the artist.
The exhibition celebrates the launch of ‘Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress’ the Bookshop Edition, published by Laurence King in March 2017. This beautiful monograph, filled with stunning images of the artist’s process and work, spans over fifty years of his life and career. In conjunction with this, Alan will be present for an exclusive book-signing event at the exhibition on the 15th April 2017 from 12 noon until 3pm.
We are thrilled to welcome Alan Kitching back to the Coningsby Gallery for what promises to be an exciting show, acknowledging his indelible influence on, and overwhelming contribution to, the fields of print, letterpress and design.
Alan Kitching is one of the world’s foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking. Alan Kitching is renowned for his expressive use of wood and metal letterforms in creating visuals for commissions and his own limited edition prints. Kitching cofounded the Experimental Printing Workshop at Watford College of Technology in 1964. He later became partner at Omnific Studios where he started letterpress printing. In 1994 Alan Kitching 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. Alan has conducted his workshops and given talks to industry, art schools and design conventions in UK, Europe, Australia and South Africa. Previous clients include: Borough Market, The British Library, Creative Review, D&AD, Dazed & Confused, The Guardian, The National Theatre, Penguin Books, The Times, Royal Mail, Saatchi & Saatchi, Scheufelen Paper, Clarks Shoes, Random House, AOL and the Tate Modern.