The Alan Kitching and Kelvyn Smith Collection

Alan Kitching’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art and Visiting Professor, University of Arts, London. Among his clients are Creative Review, The Times, The Guardian, and Penguin Books; his publications include Alan Kitching: A Life in Letterpress, and Alan Kitching’s A­–Z of Letterpress. In 1989, he founded The Typography Workshop in Clerkenwell, and now runs The New Typography Workshop in London. Kelvyn Smith, craftsman, typography designer, and printmaker, served as Kitching’s assistant at The Typography Workshop and currently serves as Course Director of The New Typography Workshop.

The HMCT collection includes all of the collaboratively-produced, letterpress-printed Broadside posters published from 1988 to 2020. Also represented is an edition of Kitching’s personal project, A to Z of London, an alphabetic exploration of locations that are personal to the artist.

The Alan Kitching and Kelvyn Smith Collection