Klim LogoFonts™

1 April 2014

Klim LogoFonts™

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

Maelstrom Design Information

Maelstrom is a reversed-stress typeface. It’s a “perverse” typeface, to be sure, but that is exactly its charm. It belongs to a genre that seems destined to be perpetually a typographic outsider—never really fashionable yet never fully abandoned. 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

Playing Favourites, Part Three.

Playing favourites! I’m often asked, “What is your favourite font?”. It’s an impossible question—I like too many typefaces to answer with any brevity. So here is a list—in alphabetical order—of a few typefaces I like, accompanied by specimens and short explanations. Continue reading

Playing Favourites, Part Two.

Playing favourites! I’m often asked, “What is your favourite font?”. It’s an impossible question—I like too many typefaces to answer with any brevity. So here is a list—in alphabetical order—of a few typefaces I like, accompanied by specimens and short explanations. Continue reading

Playing Favourites, Part One.

Playing favourites! I’m often asked, “What is your favourite font?”. It’s an impossible question—I like too many typefaces to answer with any brevity. So here is a list—in alphabetical order—of a few typefaces I like, accompanied by specimens and short explanations. Continue reading

The Air New Zealand Logotype Design Process

In late 2011 I was approached by DesignWorks to work on a new logotype for Air New Zealand. I was contracted to draw new letterforms to complement the iconic koru logo. This post details the design process we undertook. Continue reading

Klim Webfonts

16 March 2012

Klim “webfonts” are not yet available for general retail release. This is due to the complexities and cost involved in making fonts look good across a variety of screens and systems. As a type designer friend of mine put it, “I am not afraid of my fonts on the internet. I am afraid of my fonts looking terrible on the internet.” Continue reading

Darling Design Information

Stylistically Darling is a wide, light, airy slab serif. It was drawn to set comfortably as text and confidently for headlines. It strikes a quiet balance between a plain skeleton and fanciful flourishes. The details are drawn largely from the Ionic genre, whereas the skeleton and structure tends towards geometric slab serifs. 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

Process Journal Interview

1 September 2010

Interview with Nicholas Cary from Process Journal, Issue 03, Third Quarter 2010. Continue reading

Kris Sowersby interviewed by Garrick Webster for Computer Arts Magazine, June 30 2009. Continue reading

I Love Typography Interview

19 December 2007

“Many of you will have heard of Kris Sowersby, and something tells me that we’re going to be hearing a lot more about him. He’s the guy behind the sans serif typeface National and the serif typeface Feijoa; he was also on the team of three that created (perhaps type of the year?) FF Meta Serif.” Continue reading