Awards

All the awards & accolades garnered by Klim. Includes local honours and international recognition in various design and typography competitions.

686 words by Kris Sowersby

2020

  • TDC Certificate of Typographic Excellence: klim.co.nz website.*

2019

  • New Zealand Arts Foundation Laureate for Design and Typography.
  • Red Dot Winner, Exhibition Design: There is no such thing as a New Zealand typeface.*
  • TDC Certificate of Typographic Excellence: Heldane.
  • TDC Communication Design Award: There is no such thing as a New Zealand typeface.*
  • Best Awards, Design Craft, Gold Pin: Heldane.
  • Best Awards, Design Craft, Silver: Maelstrom Sans.
  • Best Awards, Motions, Finalist: Maelstrom Sans Campaign.*
  • Best Awards, Editorial & Books, Finalist: Sincerity/Irony.*
  • The One Club / ADC Awards, Fine Art/Conceptual, Merit: There is no such thing as a New Zealand typeface.*
  • Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2019 Book Selection: National 2.
  • Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2019 Book Selection: Pitch Sans.
  • Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2019 Book Selection: Untitled Sans & Serif.
  • Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2019 Book Selection: Geograph.
  • Tokyo TDC Annual Awards 2019 Book Selection: Heldane.
  • Communications Arts 2019 Typography Annual, Award of Excellence: Geograph.

2018

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2012

2011

2010

2009

  • TDC² Award for Typographic Excellence: Hardys.
  • TDC² Award for Typographic Excellence: Serrano.
  • Best Awards Gold: Serrano.
  • Pride in Print Awards, Highly Commended: Wild Flour Business Cards.

2008

  • TDC² Award for Typographic Excellence, Judges Choice: National.
  • Adelaide Advertising & Design Club Award for Corporate ID: Hardys.*
  • Wallpaper* Magazine Graduate Directory

* Projects where our contribution was significant and/or essential.

Photo © Jonny Scott, 2019.

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