Design

A Life in Letterpress

Apr 21, 2016 - May 02, 2016Somerset House, London

On April 21, the fantastic Pick Me Up Graphic Arts Festival opens at London's Somerset House, and there is a fantastic program of some top design and small print houses who showcase their work. We have been a few times, and it really is one of our favorite annual exhibitions. This year, Pick Me Up will highlight Alan Kitching with A Life in Letterpress, "a major retrospective exhibition of Alan Kitching’s life and work at the forefront of typographical design."

Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress is a major retrospective exhibition of Alan Kitching’s life and work will span the six decades he has spent at the forefront of typographical design. His bold, elegant work will be on show along with sketchbooks, proofs, artefacts and equipment from his studio. The exhibition will be accompanied by the launch of an illustrated biography of the same name, featuring over 400 prints and published by Laurence King. During Pick Me Up, it will be available exclusively from the Rizzoli Bookshop at Somerset House.

Join Alan for live demonstrations as he prints a Utopian-themed artwork between 12 - 3pm on the following dates: Fri 22nd April, Sunday 24th April, Tuesday 26th April, Thursday 28th April, Saturday 30th April and Monday 2nd May.