The timeless designs of a world renowned typographer and printmaker celebrated by a new exhibition, opening at the Lettering Arts Centre this summer. Alan Kitching – A Life in Letterpress is a retrospective of the life and work of an artist and craftsman who has spent fifty years using hand-set type to create countless, beautifully expressive, designs.
The exhibition presents a fascinating collection of type, used in a glorious display of expressive colour. A free-ranging collection of sketchbooks, posters, prints, book designs, equipment and assorted artefacts from Alan Kitching’s south London studio will emphasise the creativity of a man who is steeped in the wood and metal type forms and ink of the letterpress. It will also illustrate to all visitors, including students and professionals, how a sound training in lettering can lead to a multi-faceted design career.
|Duration||03 June 2016 - 20 August 2016|
|Times||Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays & Mondays 11am-5pm. Closed Tues-Thurs.|
|Venue||Lettering Arts Centre|
|Address||Snape Maltings Suffolk IP17 1SA, ,|
|Contact||01728-688393 / / www.letteringartstrust.org.uk|