Alan Kitching – The Typography Workshop

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Alan Kitching – The Typography Workshop

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Year
2020

Specifications
Size 50 x 70 cm
Letterpress printed in four colours onto 250 g Fedrigoni Old Mill White from hand-typeset original wood and metal typefaces
Limited edition: 25 copies

Design and printing
Alan Kitching – The Typography Workshop

Price
Euro 90,00

 

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As “birthday gift” for the first 25 years (1995–2020), Tipoteca Italiana asked 25 designers and printers, from all over the world, to design and print a poster. The project 25×25. Tipoteca 25 was conceived in this way. Maximum freedom of creation was left, except for a few rules: the size (50 × 70 cm), the colors (maximum 4 colors), and the printing technique (letterpress). Over half of the posters were made directly in the printshops of the invited designers; instead, those who had no way of printing the poster in their studio were sent a Type-Kit, consisting of the digital scan of twenty typefaces from the Tipoteca archive with which they could design the posters. The print would have been performed by the Tipoteca Stamperia on the basis of the indications of colors, fonts, and layout established by each graphic designer. And so it was.

Alan Kitching (The Typography Workshop, London) RID and AGI member, is one of the foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking. He is renowned for his expressive use of wood and metal letterforms in creating his work. From 1991 to 2006 he taught letterpress printing at the Royal College of Art.

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