The Easel

“I always try to have some logic to the job, to the work”: we interview letterpress legend Alan Kitching

Letterpress printing, invented by Gutenberg in 1440, dominated nearly into the 20th century. Alan Kitching, one of the world’s foremost letterpress printmakers, exemplifies its reinvention as an art form. So how does it differ from offset printing? “Anyone can see it … it puts a bite into the paper … crisp, tangible, deferential to classical typography”.  A charming video (5 min) is here and fascinating backstory here.