with Kris Sowersby
A talk exploring the ideas and implications of “normality” in typeface design. Can non-design work as a viable design strategy?
About Kris Sowersby
Kris Sowersby is a typeface designer based in Wellington, New Zealand. He founded the The Klim Type Foundry (Klim) in 2005. His typefaces combine historical knowledge with rigorous contemporary workmanship, and are used internationally in analogue and digital media. Since releasing his first retail typeface, Feijoa, in 2007, Kris has received numerous awards and accolades, including: a Certificate of Excellence from the New York Type Directors Club for his second typeface, National, in 2008; being named an ADC Young Gun in 2010; being accepted as a member of the prestigious Alliance Graphique Internationale (the second New Zealander to do so) in 2013; and receiving the John Britten Black Pin in 2015, the highest award given by the Designers Institute of New Zealand.