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New Work: ‘Alan Kitching’s A-Z of Letterpress’


Graphic designer, typographer, letterpress printmaker and teacher, Alan Kitching is internationally renowned for his expressive use of letterpress type processes. His latest book, Alan Kitching’s A-Z of Letterpress, showcases the extensive wood-letter fount collection of The Typography Workshop.

The book is a collaboration between Kitching and Angus Hyland. In 2014, Hyland approached Kitching with the proposal of hand-setting letterpress alphabets to celebrate the Typographic Workshop’s 25th Anniversary. Together they devised a page layout and Kitching set the entire book, which is printed on letterpress and then reproduced at the same size.

New Work: ‘The Purple Book’

New this summer, published by Laurence King is the Purple Book, featuring five classic pieces of literary text and illustrations from 21 contemporary artists. Edited by Angus Hyland and Angharad Lewis, the book explores sensuality, fantasy and a dream-like state. This is Hyland’s sixth book published by Laurence King, where he is consultant Creative Director.

New Work: British Fashion Designers

Angus Hyland and his team have designed the book cover for a new mini edition of British Fashion Designers, a book that looks at the UK’s creative influence on the international fashion industry. Hyland has been the consultant Creative Director for Laurence King Publishing for the past eight years, where he manages a large portfolio of book design, and in this instance he has designed the cover himself.

Published this month, the book is an informative and inspirational resource, focusing on British designers who have made their mark in the industry since 2000. The cover features an illustration of Kate Moss by Cedric Rivrain with gold foil typography and pastel edging, which echoes the interior book design by byBOTH.

New Work: 100 Ideas


Laurence King have launched a major new series, “100 Ideas that Changed…,” showing that ideas that shaped the history of the visual arts still play a key role in them now. With covers designed by Pentagram’s Angus Hyland, the first two in the series on Architecture and Fashion will be followed later this year by books on Film, Graphic Design, Art and Photography. The series will give the reader immediate, yet deep insights into the nature of each art.

New Work: Laurence King Autumn 2011 Catalogue


Laurence King Publishing has celebrated its 20th anniversary with the release of its Autumn 2011 trade catalogue. The catalogue also marks Angus Hyland’s sixth anniversary as the company’s creative director.

In his introduction Laurence King writes, “Design has always been at the centre of our list.” He goes on to announce the launch of the “100 Ideas that Changed…” series, designed by Hyland and his team. The series shows that the ideas that shaped the history of the visual arts still play a key role now.

‘Marks’ Out Now in Paperback


Last year when we issued our book Pentagram Marks in a limited edition format, the title quickly sold out and became a collector’s item. This month Laurence King publishes the paperback edition of the book, which compiles 400 logos produced by Pentagram’s partners, past and present. Designed and edited by Angus Hyland, the book includes marks for everything from huge multinationals (Citibank, 1998), to cultural institutions (Art Institute of Chicago, 2008), to personal logos (Mr. and Mrs. Aubrey Hair, 1976). It even includes some ’60s classics that pre-date Pentagram’s founding in 1972 (the original Reuters logo, 1968).

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Pentagram Classics Featured in ‘Bibliographic’

Angus Hyland, art director of Laurence King, shares some of his favorite books in Bibliographic. The book also contains several Pentagram titles.

Many Pentagram publications feature in Bibliographic: 100 Classic Graphic Design Books, a unique compilation of the best design books of the last 100 years. The book was designed and written by Pentagram alumnus Jason Godfrey and published by Laurence King. It covers a huge range of material; from historic titles by pioneering type foundries to the best of recent monographs from today’s leading studios, it provides a striking insight into the evolution of graphic design in the twentieth century.

Some of the entries include: Living by Design (Pentagram), A Sign Systems Manual (Crosby/Fletcher/Forbes), Graphic Design: Visual Comparisons (Fletcher/Forbes/Gill), Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist (edited by Michael Bierut), Make It Bigger (Paula Scher) and Nova: 1965-1975 (David Hillman). Order your copy here. A few of the Penta-centric pages after the jump