Alan Kitching, Letterpress Design:
The computer age has transformed the way that graphic designers work, more often than not InDesign and Photoshop are our tools, rather than the furniture, quoins and keys that our ancestors used alongside their printing presses before us. Few designers today are lucky enough to have access to a printing press, let alone know how to use it. Alan Kitching is one such designer that has managed to master this art form.
When digital printing and computers arrived in the 90’s, he returned to his letterpress printing roots. His punchy type is used in so many different ways, anything from informative infographics and maps to bold statement-based posters. When asked by other designers ‘What is your favourite typeface?' Kitching always replies with 'The one I am using’.
Alan Kitching is a typographic designer with a unique sense of placement, colour and design, he manages to remain relevant and intriguing using tools that are considered redundant in a digital world. To see more of his typographic work, click here.