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Man of Letters

You’ve seen his work everywhere. You just don’t know it. The stunning global success of typeface designer Kris Sowersby of Klim Type Foundry. Interview by Ashleigh Young.

The case of Will & Schumacher

Little is currently known about 19th-century industrial woodtype manufacturing in continental Europe. A baffling case of a very rare and undated wood type specimen from Will & Schumacher, held at the Ghent University Library, offers a glimpse into this field of research.

Mānuka design information

Mānuka is new growth from old wood. With deviant details pilfered from Teutonic timber type, Mānuka grafts a contemporary antipodean aesthetic onto 19th century German root-stock.

TDC Member of The Month

An interview between Elizabeth Carey Smith and Kris Sowersby for the TDC Member of The Month series.

Signifier design information

Signifier is a Brutalist response to 17th century typefaces. Acknowledging the processes and tools of digital form-making, Signifier’s digital immateriality draws on a deeply material past.

Heldane review

If van den Keere’s collection of types represents a singular idea of what an alphabet would look like, then Heldane is the purest and most thorough expression of that idea I’ve seen.