Awards & Accolades

13 October 2017

Awards & Accolades

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

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

H.W. Caslon Dorics

20 February 2012

H.W. Caslon Dorics

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

Eye Magazine Interview

2 March 2011

Eye Magazine Interview

“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