ALAN QUALTROUGH . KISS & BITE LETTERPRESS STUDIO

HELLO

I'm Alan Qualtrough, the owner of the Kiss & Bite Press, a letterpress art practice and print studio based in Ocean Studios, the Royal William Yard, Plymouth, UK.

We run workshops in letterpress printing, linocut, and typography that you can sign up for by email, text, or by dropping into the studio.

 

I'm a letterpress artist, graphic designer and typographer; I've exhibited work in Plymouth, the Tate Exchange (Tate Modern), and in the US. My art practice investigates our relationship to language and truth through the materiality of physical processes that involve letterpress. Our workshops focus on the aesthetic and tactile qualities of setting and printing type by hand.

 

I have trained with internationally renowned typographers Erik Spiekermann and Alan Kitching, hold a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design and am due to graduate with a Masters in Visual Communications from Plymouth College of Art in autumn 2018. My academic research into the aesthetics of letterpress is directly related to my art practice.

 

My art practice is also informed by my professional background in journalism as a reporter and news editor on national newspapers and Editor-in-Chief of the Western Morning News and Plymouth Herald. I began my career in journalism as a typesetter at the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo so have returned to my roots with an art practice that is concerned with media, language, publishing, truth and the role of the Fourth Estate.

 

Please get in touch if you are interested in joining a workshop or collaborating on a project; fill in the form on the Contact Page, text me on 07850964362, or email aqualtrough@gmail.com

72pt Gill Extra Bold, letterpress moveable type
The Kiss & Bite letterpress composing room
Alan Qualtrough letterpress poster
Mixing letterpress ink
72pt Gill Extra Bold, letterpress moveable type
The Kiss & Bite letterpress composing room
Alan Qualtrough letterpress poster
Mixing letterpress ink

KISS & BITE LETTERPRESS

72pt Gill Extra Bold, letterpress moveable type
The Kiss & Bite letterpress composing room

KISS & BITE LETTERPRESS

72pt Gill Extra Bold, letterpress moveable type

I'm Alan Qualtrough, the owner of the Kiss & Bite Press, a letterpress art practice  and print studio based in Ocean Studios, the Royal William Yard, Plymouth, UK.

We run workshops in letterpress printing, linocut, and typography that you can sign up for by email, text, or by dropping into the studio.

I'm a letterpress artist, graphic designer and typographer; I've exhibited work in Plymouth, the Tate Exchange (Tate Modern), and in the US. My art practice investigates our relationship to language and truth through the materiality of physical processes that involve letterpress. Our workshops focus on the aesthetic and tactile qualities of setting and printing type by hand.

I have trained with internationally renowned typographers Erik Spiekermann and Alan Kitching, hold a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design and am due to graduate with a Masters

in Visual Communications from Plymouth College of Art in autumn 2018. My academic research into the aesthetics of letterpress is directly related to my art practice.

My art practice is also informed by my professional background in journalism as a reporter, then news editor on national newspapers and Editor-in-Chief of the

Western Morning News and Plymouth Herald. I began my career in journalism as a printer at the Liverpool Daily Post & Echo so have returned to my roots with an art practice that is concerned with media, language, publishing, truth and the role of the Fourth Estate.

Please get in touch if you are interested in joining a workshop or collaborating on a project; fill in the form on the Contact Page, text me on 07850964362 or email at kissandbite@alanqualtrough.com.