Extract from Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress by John L Walters

A beautiful new book by John L Walters on the life and work of typographer, designer and letterpress master Alan Kitching is published by Laurence King this month. In this extract, Walters examines Kitching’s departure from Omnific, the studio he founded with Derek Birdsall and Martin Lee, to concentrate on working in letterpress, and also his influence on a generation of designers.

SENIOR DESIGNER

London (Euston)

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Harpenden, Hertfordshire

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Witney, Oxfordshire

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Winchester