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Alan Kitching's A-Z of Letterpress: Founts from the Typography Workshop

Alan Kitching's A-Z of Letterpress: Founts from the Typography Workshop

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A must for letterpress enthusiasts and graphic designers, this is a covetable showcase of Alan Kitching's font collection. Each page has been carefully created by Alan Kitching in collaboration with Angus Hyland, making this book a work of art in its own right. Presented as an A to Z, each letter is interspersed with complete alphabets giving the reader access to a large range of fonts to reference in their own work.

A must for letterpress enthusiasts and graphic designers, this is a covetable showcase of Alan Kitching's font collection. Each page has been carefully created by Alan Kitching in collaboration with Angus Hyland, making this book a work of art in its own right. Presented as an A to Z, each letter is interspersed with complete alphabets giving the reader access to a large range of fonts to reference in their own work.

Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress

Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress

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Designed by Simon Esterson of Esterson Associates, this long-awaited monograph documents the work of world-renowned typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching.

Spanning over fifty years, this lavish volume leads us from Kitching's first typographical experiments under the auspices of mentor Anthony Froshaug to his most iconic creations at The Typography Workshop. It covers his years designing alongside Derek Birdsall, as well as his time teaching letterpress at the Royal College of Art, and showcases his most colourful and expressive pieces, including his prolific work for The Guardian. Kitching's work hangs in private collections and galleries but it has also featured on everything from magazine and book covers, postage stamps and theatre posters, to wine labels, billboards and signage.

Designed by Simon Esterson of Esterson Associates, this long-awaited monograph documents the work of world-renowned typographer, designer and letterpress practitioner Alan Kitching.

Spanning over fifty years, this lavish volume leads us from Kitching's first typographical experiments under the auspices of mentor Anthony Froshaug to his most iconic creations at The Typography Workshop. It covers his years designing alongside Derek Birdsall, as well as his time teaching letterpress at the Royal College of Art, and showcases his most colourful and expressive pieces, including his prolific work for The Guardian. Kitching's work hangs in private collections and galleries but it has also featured on everything from magazine and book covers, postage stamps and theatre posters, to wine labels, billboards and signage.

Alexander Strahan, Victorian Publisher (USED)

Alexander Strahan, Victorian Publisher (USED)

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University of Michigan Press. VG/VG

Anatomy of Printing: The Influences of Art and History on Its Design (USED)

Anatomy of Printing: The Influences of Art and History on Its Design

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Black cloth with gilt decoration and lettering; both dj and book in near fine condition. VG/VG

Bookbinding, and the Care of Books: A Text-Book for Book-Binders and Librarians (USED)

Bookbinding, and the Care of Books: A Text-Book for Book-Binders and Librarians (USED)

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London: Pitman; New York: Pentalic Corporation, 1978; first published in Great Britain, 1901. Some scuffing to rear cover. G+

Fleuron Anthology (USED)

Fleuron Anthology (USED)

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Chosen and with a retrospectus by Sir Francis Meynell & Herbert Simon. Spine and edges toned; spine creased; binding good; text clean. VG

Indecent Pleasures: The Life and Colorful Times of William Targ (USED)

Indecent Pleasures: The Life and Colorful Times of William Targ (USED)

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Dust jacket in protective cover; minimal wear to dj; black cloth spine over beige cloth; binding good; text clean. VG/VG

The Making of a Book at the Officina Bodoni: Twelve Woodcuts by Frans Masereel (USED)
The Making of a Book at the Officina Bodoni: Twelve Woodcuts by Frans Masereel (USED)
The Making of a Book at the Officina Bodoni: Twelve Woodcuts by Frans Masereel (USED)
The Making of a Book at the Officina Bodoni: Twelve Woodcuts by Frans Masereel (USED)
The Making of a Book at the Officina Bodoni: Twelve Woodcuts by Frans Masereel (USED)

Making of a Book at the Officina Bodoni: Twelve Woodcuts by Frans Masereel

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Two-page introduction followed by 12 full page woodcuts. Mardersteig's commentary is printed on each facing page. One leaf of contents. One of 300 copies printed at the Officina Bodoni. Masereel's woodcuts (which first appeared in the 1929 "Operation of a Hand Press") are printed from the original woodblocks.

Verona: Officina Bodoni, 1973.Scarce and near fine.

Making of Books (USED)

Making of Books (USED)

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London: Faber & Faber, 1973; fifth edition; dust jacket in protective cover; minimal wear to dj; gray cloth with gilt lettering on black background on spine; binding tight; text clean. VG/VG

Memoirs of a Dissident Publisher (USED)

Memoirs of a Dissident Publisher (USED)

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New York and London: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1979. Dust jacket in protective cover; spine and top edges toned; blue cloth with gilt lettering and decoration; binding tight; text clean and bright. VG/VG