Book now for Kris Sowersby - AGDA International Speaker Tour 15-29 June
9th June, 2009
Get the low down on his custom fonts Serano, Hardys and Methvan Flow. See what step by step design process Kris goes through. How much is done on paper and how much is digital. Does he start with certain letters and how does he deal with kerning pairs..
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"Kris is a very gentle and genuine speaker and the 100+ Victorian audience enjoyed his presentation immensely... we also had a small but vocal crowd come back to the unofficial Q&A afterwards (Match Bar & Grill) - had some very enlightening conversations! Thanks for all your support to make this happen - I'm sure the rest of the tour will be a breeze" Simon Mundy AGDA VIC Chapter Co-President
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Kris Sowersby graduated from the Wanganui School of Design in 2003. After brief employment as a graphic designer he started the Klim Type Foundry in 2005, currently based in Wellington, New Zealand.
His first retail typeface, Feijoa, was released onto the international market in 2007. National, Sowersby's second retail release, won a Certificate of Excellence from the Type Designers Club, New York in 2008. Since then he has worked on various custom and retail typefaces including FF Meta Serif, the seriffed sibling of the renowned FF Meta.
Sowersby's reputation for typeface design has lead to his working with, and for, contemporary typographic luminaries such as Christian Schwartz, Erik Spiekermann, Chester Jenkins, House Industries, DNA Design and Pentagram.
Sowersby's typefaces combine historical knowledge with contemporary craftmanship & finish. The Klim Type Foundry markets its typefaces exclusively through Village.
In a 2007 interview with I Love Typography, Sowersby was asked how he got started designing type:
‘There was a point at design school when I realised that I loved drawing letterforms, so much so that I would prefer to make typefaces than become a graphic designer. I think it was when I was drawing/copying Bembo letter by letter, trying to understand how it was put together. I noticed that the arch of the ‘n' subtly curves into into the right-hand stem-all the way down into the serif. For some reason that struck me as being quite amazing. It is a detail that would seem rather innocuous, yet lends so much warmth and character to the overall printed impression. I still have that sketch, I wrote "cheeky Bembo!" next to it.
To see examples of Kris's work, visit the Klim Type Foundry at:
Thank you to Finsbury Green, RMIT School of Applied Communication, CPI Paper+Edwards Dunlopaper, Billy Blue College of Design for their generous support.