World-renowned typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching
(RDI AGI Hon FRCA), will teach a hands-on two day course exploring the details and fundamentals of typography. The course
will give each participant an exceptional understanding of typesetting and the art
of letterpress printing.
in 1949, the essential handbook for compositors and printers was Rudolph Hostettler’s The Printer’s Terms. This modest, compact, and now revered publication was described by Hostettler as a dictionary in three parts. Part three is a dictionary of printer’s terms in five languages based on 1,361 English terms.
Each participant will interpret a term, expressing it in the simplest, most direct and exciting way, using the letterpress equipment, type founts, rules and borders held at The Typography Workshop Printroom.
The most successful works will be considered for inclusion in the first of a new series of Broadside publications by The Typography Workshop.
Upon sign-up, each participant will receive
a limited edition, personalised letterpress print containing the
full course prospectus
All courses run for two consecutive days at Alan Kitching’s Kennington workshop,
normally Friday–Saturday unless by special arrangement. The cost is £900 and includes lunch and all materials. A non-refundable deposit of £100 is required when booking.
The next workshop dates are:
18 – 19 April 2014
30 – 31 May 2014
27 – 28 June 2014
are both graduates from the University of Northumbria at Newcastle and practising graphic designers with their own letterpress workshop.
A selection of imagery from recent workshops
and workshops held over the last 20 years.
More to come.