Alan Kitching

Recent articles about Alan Kitching

Marks on paper

Issue 15, Winter 1994


Letterpress’s eclipse by digital typesetting has been a liberation for typographer Alan Kitching

Recent blog posts about Alan Kitching

The printed howl

20 February 2021
Graphic design, Posters, Visual culture

Though locked down in London, this exhibition of letterpress protest posters has plenty of messages for the world
If the past few years have felt like one long trail of division, doom and…

Letterpress celebration

13 October 2020
Design history, Graphic design, Posters, Type Tuesday, Typography

Italy’s Tipoteca museum commemorates its quarter century with 25 specially commissioned posters. By Simon Esterson and James Clough
Based in Cornuda in the northeast of Italy, Tipoteca is one of the finest printing…

Noted #97

7 April 2020
Graphic design, Illustration, Posters, Typography, Visual culture

Kitching’s letterpress lockdown, Gorilla returns, dogs in cars, quarantine fonts, colouring in and a pastel poster tribute to immigrants
Here is a selection of things that have caught our attention in recent (quarantined) weeks…

Noted #76

27 July 2016
Graphic design, Magazines, Typography, Visual culture

Pureprint Works #4, Francesco Griffo, Beatrice Warde Scholarship winner Ania Wieluńska, London bus destination boards and Ghostbusters!
Here are a few things that caught our attention in recent weeks. Pureprint, Eye’s printers…

Books received #13

27 February 2015
Design history, Graphic design, Illustration, Photography, Reviews, Typography

Ligne B, Editorial Design, T: A Typology of T-Shirts, Greetings from Retro Design and The Type Taster
Here’s another round-up of some of the design-related titles piling up at Eye’s Shoreditch office…

Kitching on both sides of the Thames

10 February 2015
Graphic design, Magazines, Type Tuesday, Typography

Two London exhibitions show different aspects of Alan Kitching’s typographic design – personal projects and work for the Guardian.
By the end of this week there will be exhibitions of Alan Kitching’s work in…

AK and A23D on press

18 September 2014
Design history, Graphic design, Posters, Technology, Typography

Two 21st-century letterpress projects breathe new life into this arcane, antiquated but much-loved method of mark-making
The LDF’s opening graphic weekend featured plenty of stimulating events and fascinating displays, with workshops…

Noted #54

5 August 2013
Graphic design, Magazines, Visual culture

Works That Work #2, Printed Pages #2, Desktop publishing, Presstival and some words for the London Design Festival
Here are a few publications and announcements that have grabbed our attention over the past…

Letterpress firecracker in Tribeca

7 May 2013
Graphic design, Posters, Typography, Visual culture

Eye magazine presents an evening with typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching in Tribeca on Wednesday
On Wednesday evening there’s an opportunity to see designer and typographer Alan Kitching (of The…

Wanted: space for posters

7 March 2013
Design history, Graphic design, Posters, Visual culture

In the wake of last week’s V&A symposium, two attendees make an impassioned plea for the foundation of a British poster museum.
For more than two centuries the poster has occupied public space on hoardings, building sites…

Alan’s capital letters

12 June 2012
Graphic design, Illustration, Posters, Typography, Visual culture

This July show will take us round the London boroughs of Kitching
Later this summer, Alan Kitching’s forthcoming exhibition, ‘Mr Kitching’s London’ at London’s Advanced Graphics will…

Fine words for Kitching / Stothard

19 November 2009
Design education, Graphic design, Posters, Technology, Typography, Visual culture

Breathing life into the dying embers of letterpress … to light graphic fireworks
The great thing about spoken tributes, when they’re done well, is that they give the…