Celebrating five pioneers of the poster
31 October – 19 December 2016
Curated by Daniel Chehade
Main Gallery, AUB
TheGallery is delighted to host the Alan Kitching and Monotype exhibition, a collaboration between two typographic forces: Alan Kitching, a leading practitioner in letterpress, typography and design; and Monotype, global trailblazers in type, and home to some of the world’s most popular typefaces.
This exhibition shows the process behind the making of the collection, following Alan’s journey from research and sketches through the Monotype Archive to Alan’s workshop and finished pieces.
The Alan Kitching Collection pays tribute to five influential graphic designers: Tom Eckersley, Abram Games, FHK Henrion, Josef Müller-Brockmann and Paul Rand, honouring their life and work. Each designer is represented by a monogram made from overlapping type, representing the designer through colour, composition and typeface.
Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc, are trailblazers in type and home to some of the world’s most popular typefaces. Their fonts and technologies bring the world’s words to the page and screen.
Monotype have been responsible for developments in printing technology such as the Monotype machine, which was the first fully mechanical typesetter, and the design of typefaces in the 19th and 20th centuries. Monotype have developed some of the most widely used typeface designs today, including Times New Roman, Gill Sans and Arial.
You are invited to take part in a competition to design your very own monogram. Find out more and enter our competition.