Alan Kitching on Legacy of Letters

Alan Kitching (Leader of the Legacy of Letters 2015 letterpress workshop):

To journey across Northern Italy from Milan to Venice in the company of Paul Shaw — whose extensive knowledge of lettering and typography is unparalleled — is a privilege and pleasure. To gain access to some of the world’s most prestigious libraries and galleries is indeed a wonderful experience. Then to finish at the Tipoteca is a great climax to an exciting journey.

Alan Kitching examining finished portfolio prints from the letterpress workshop during Legacy of Letters 2015. Ray Tomasso and Diane Tomasso are on either side of him. Photograph by Paul Shaw.

Legacy of Letters 2023 will take place from June 29 to July 12, 2023. It will include stops in Milano, Torino, Alpignano, Casteggio, Parma, Modena, Predappio, Venice, and Cornuda. We will visit five libraries/museums, five letterpress shops, one silkscreen shop, and the Tipoteca where we will have a multi-day letterpress workshop.