Planning for Protest

21 April 2014

Planning for Protest

Founders Grotesk Condensed in use for Planning Protest by Project Projects in NYC. Continue reading

El País Semanal

22 October 2013

El País Semanal

Founders Grotesk & Tiempos in use for El País Semanal by Solo in Barcelona Continue reading

Awards & Accolades

14 October 2013

Awards & Accolades

A chronological list of all the awards & accolades Kris Sowersby has won. Continue reading

OneCoffee

4 October 2013

OneCoffee

Founders Grotesk in use for OneCoffee packaging Continue reading

NYC Beaches

12 September 2013

NYC Beaches

Founders Grotesk in use for NYC Beach signage by Pentagram in New York. Continue reading

Stable

13 August 2013

Stable

Founders Grotesk in use for the Stable identity by Creature in Wellington, New Zealand. 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

Poëzie aan de waterkant

Founders Grotesk used for the “Poëzie aan de Waterkant” (poetry at the river banks) poster by the multi-talented Matthijs Sluiter in Den Haag, The Netherlands Continue reading

Dumbo Feather

8 June 2013

Dumbo Feather

Founders Grotesk and Tiempos in use for Dumbo Feather by Chase & Galley in Victoria, Australia. Continue reading

Los Angeles Public Library

Founders Grotesk Condensed in use for the Los Angeles Public Library identity by Roy Tatum in New York. Continue reading

Affinity

4 April 2013

Affinity

Founders Grotesk in use for the Affinity identity by Zebra in Singapore & Australia. Continue reading

Vekst i det vanskelige

27 March 2013

Vekst i det vanskelige

Pitch and Founders Grotesk in use for “Vekst i det vanskelige” by Catherine Griffiths in New Zealand. Continue reading

IL Magazine Covers, Nº 34–48

Founders Grotesk, Tiempos and Domaine in use for various covers of IL Magazine. Continue reading

Founders Grotesk Design Information

The impetus for Founders Grotesk originally came from Duncan Forbes of The International Office. We had often discussed the nature and usefulness of the classic grotesks, and the possibility of creating a new one. After trawling through my 1912 Miller & Richard specimen, he became enamoured with their series of Grotesques, particularly the No.7 all-caps showing. Continue reading

Founders Grotesk OpenType Features

Superscripts

Superscripts

The OpenType features available in Founders Grotesk. Continue reading

Wellington City Gallery

4 December 2012

Wellington City Gallery

Founders Grotesk in use for the Wellington City Gallery by Designworks in Wellington, New Zealand. Continue reading

Information

4 December 2012

Information

Tiempos and Founders Grotesk in use for the Information newspaper by Mega Design in København, Denmark. Continue reading

Compulsion

12 June 2012

Compulsion

Founders Grotesk & X-Condensed in use for “Compulsion” by Adriaan Mellegers from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Continue reading

The Music Broadcasting Station

Founders Grotesk in use for the MBS student project by Luke Robertson whilst at Queensland College of Art in Brisbane, Australia. Continue reading

IL Nº 39

13 March 2012

IL Nº 39

Tiempos & Founders Grotesk used for IL Magazine by the amazing Francesco Franchi in Madrid, Spain. Continue reading

Sentimental Journey

28 February 2012

Sentimental Journey

Kate Camp is a poet. Sarah Maxey is a graphic artist. Kris Sowersby is a typeface designer. Kate chose 20 phrases of two words, & splitting them, she sent half to Sarah & half to Kris. Sarah & Kris worked independently on their respective words, only revealing them to each other at the end of the project. No changes or adjustments have been made to them since. This is the result, entitled ‘Sentimental Journey’. Continue reading

It Chooses You

26 February 2012

It Chooses You

Founders Grotesk X-Condensed in use for “It Chooses You” by the discerning designers at Project Projects in New York, USA. Continue reading

Klim Type Specimen No. 04

21 February 2012

Klim Type Specimen No. 04

Klim Type Specimen No.4 designed by The International Office in Wellington, New Zealand. Continue reading

H.W. Caslon Dorics

20 February 2012

H.W. Caslon Dorics

A couple of specimens from the 1919 H.W. Caslon specimen. Continue reading

Les Francis Productions

8 December 2011

Les Francis Productions

Founders Grotesk in use for the Les Francis Productions identity by the sympathetic ears at Parallax Design in Adelaide, Australia. Continue reading

A Mobile Library

20 November 2011

A Mobile Library

A series of typographic posters by for A Mobile Library exhibition. 26 November 2011 - 12 February 2012 in the Hirschfeld Gallery, Wellington City Gallery, New Zealand. Continue reading

Architects’ Journeys

15 August 2011

Architects’ Journeys

Founders Grotesk Condensed used for “Architects’ Journeys” by the architectonic designers at Project Projects in New York, USA. Continue reading

Eye Magazine Interview

2 March 2011

“In the past few years the Klim Type Foundry has released a succession of finely crafted typefaces that have been as notable for their range and engagement with typographic history as for their immaculate execution. Klim is the work of one man, Kris Sowersby, a young New Zealander with a prodigious talent for drawing letters.” Continue reading

The Center for the Humanities

Founders Grotesk in use for the The Center for the Humanities posters by the Spring-fresh designers at MTWTF in Brooklyn, New York, USA. Continue reading