23 Jun 2018

Kris Sowersby - No such thing as a New Zealand typeface

From Saturday Morning, 9:35 am on 23 June 2018

Typeface designer Kris Sowersby founded Klim Type Foundry (Klim) in 2005. He studied at Whanganui School of Design and worked briefly as a graphic designer before starting Klim. Since releasing his first retail typeface, Feijoa, in 2005, Sowersby has received numerous awards and accolades, including a Certificate of Excellence from the New York Type Directors Club for his second typeface, National, in 2008. The National typeface is the subject of a new exhibition opening this week at the Ponsonby-based public craft and design gallery Objectspace. 'There is no such thing as a New Zealand typeface' (June 29 - August 4) explores whether a typeface or font can have a 'regional accent'.