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Alan Kitching is one of the world’s foremost practitioners of letterpress typographic design and printmaking. He is renowned for his expressive use of wood and metal letterforms in creating visuals for commissions and limited edition prints. He lives and works at The Typography Workshop in Kennington, south London, which he shared with designer, writer and partner Celia Stothard (deceased 2010).
Alex Trochut’s 2016 is already shaping up to be an extraordinary year, with a whirlwind of nominations and prizes announced in the first few months alone: in January he won 2 Awards of Excellence from Communication Awards Typography Annual for his artwork for Alagoas’ new album and his self-initiated ‘GO’ typography project.
A particular hit which landed on desks and screens early this year was the stunning work that Jordan Metcalf created for Advertising Age’s “Top Ad Campaigns of the 21st Century” issue.
Jordan was commissioned last year to create the cover, ebook cover and two badges for online use to support the realise of the issue. The team at Advertising Age were looking for a very modern and future oriented approach to the typography, well ask and you shall receive.
The issue contains the top 15 ad campaigns of the 21st Century along with behind the scenes stories of how the ground breaking BMW Films were created, how the guerrilla tactics of American Legacy Foundation’s Truth campaign inspired, how The Man Your Man Could Smell Like and a Subservient Chicken showed how much fun interactivity could be and why PC vs Mac made comparative advertising not only palatable, but entertaining.
Mardo El-Noor is the latest addition to Phosphor Art’s select group of the best represented illustration talent world wide. His skill and passion take typographical work to new highs, and look out for his stunning animation work coming very soon.
Mardo El-Noor is represented by Phosphor Art