The Coningsby Gallery

Debut Art

Outstanding contemporary illustration
and graphic and fine art.

Alan Kitching / New Letterpress Prints

Show running dates: 14th December - 23rd December 2021 and 4th January - 14th January 2022.

Alan has been engaged in letterpress type composing and printing for many decades. Especially more so since he established The New Typography Workshop in 1989. During the last two decades he has experimented with printing large wood letter block type and printing in colour. He was influenced in the early years by the German typographer Jan Tschichold and the Dutch De Stijl school of design.

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 his own limited edition prints. Kitching cofounded the Experimental Printing Workshop with Anthony Froshaug and was influenced by him 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, the Tate Modern, Southbank Place’s Hoarding and Domus Magazine. Poster’s for Alan Bennett’s ‘Alleluja!’ at The Bridge Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe, English Heritage and Thames & Hudson.

Show running dates: 14th December - 23rd December 2021 and 4th January - 14th January 2022.

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