Story Sans Design Information

Story Sans is a new font family designed for Trade Me — a screen-first, grotesk typeface aligned to their brand, values and tone of voice. It was designed with Trade Me’s internal design team, and is licensed exclusively for Trade Me. Continue reading

Untitled Sans & Serif Design Information

Untitled Sans and Untitled Serif are quotidian typefaces. Untitled Sans is a plain, neogrotesk sans validated by the ideas of Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa’s Super Normal project. When Untitled Sans was nearly finished, I applied the same principles to the creation of Untitled Serif, which is drawn from the old-style genre of types: the post-Caslon, pre-Times workhorses offered by almost every metal type foundry of the time. Untitled Sans and Untitled Serif are related neither by skeleton nor a traditional aesthetic connection, but by concept only. Continue reading

Klim Font End User Licence Agreements. November 2018. Continue reading

Klim EULA Changes

8 November 2016

A detailed summary of our November 2016 EULA changes. Continue reading

Creativepool Interview

1 November 2016

Creativepool Interview

An interview with Kate Lewin for Creativepool, November 01, 2016 Continue reading

Workspiration Interview

An interview with Ilia Muraviov from Workspiration, July 2016. Continue reading

Financier Design Information

Financier is a new typeface family drawn for the redesign of the Financial Times (FT), which was launched in September 2014. It comprises two complementary sets of styles: Financier Display and Financier Text. Continue reading

Tilting at Windmills

12 July 2016

Rudy VanderLans’s reply to our “Welcome to the Infill Font Foundry” article. Continue reading

Welcome to the Infill Font Foundry

A response to Rudy VanderLans’s claim of “In-fillism” in the typeface design industry. Continue reading

Why we need new typefaces

“Why do we need new typefaces?” is a perennial question from non-designers and folks who don’t use typefaces. This is an attempt at an answer. Continue reading

Hone Tuwhare Trust Posters

Four limited edition posters to raise money for the Hone Tuwhare Trust. Continue reading

Kim Hill Interview

30 March 2016

Kim Hill Interview

I was interviewed by Kim Hill for Radio NZ in her famous Playing Favourites program. It’s a great format, a casual, informed conversation interspersed by songs I have chosen. Kim is a stalwart interviewer with broad knowledge on many subjects. We discuss my recent Black Pin award, the Financial Times redesign, the NZ flag debacle and bogans. Continue reading

PayPal Sans Design Information

PayPal Sans is a new screen-first typeface family designed for PayPal Inc. It is comprised of two complementary sub-families: PayPal Sans Big and PayPal Sans Small. It was designed with direction from the PayPal product team over the course of several months. Continue reading

Cooper Hewitt Beauty Interview

An interview with Justin Zhang for “Beauty”, the Cooper Hewitt Design Triennial. Continue reading

Pure Pākati Design Information

Pure Pākati was designed for exclusive use by Tourism New Zealand, who were looking to move their “100% Pure” campaign away from several years of Middle Earth. This shift included an overhaul of their typeface and visual language. The typeface was designed by Phil Kelly, Rangi Kipa, Karl Wixon and Kris Sowersby. Continue reading

Towards an ideal OpenType user interface

“Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing software application produced by Adobe Systems.” It is used by professional graphic designers and typographers on a daily basis. It does many things well, but it does not provide a good OpenType feature user interface. What it does provide is, in fact, abysmal. This has frustrated many of us over the years. Continue reading

Domaine Sans Design Information

Domaine was an exploration into the unpopular Latin typeface genre; Domaine Sans delves into another unpopular genre: sans serifs with contrast. Continue reading

Klim LogoFonts™

1 April 2014

Klim LogoFonts™

Logotypes used to be hard. Not any longer! Continue reading

Domaine Design Information

The Domaine typeface family descends directly from the Hardys logotype and typeface, which I designed under direction from Adelaide-based design consultancy Parallax. Continue reading

What is your inspiration?

I often get interview requests from students. Most of the questions are pretty standard and answerable, but the dreaded “What is your inspiration?” is also guaranteed to be in there. This is a hard question to answer. I’ve given some thought to what my inspiration actually is, and I’m finally going to attempt to answer this question properly. Continue reading