Klim Type Foundry

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The Klim Type Foundry is the type foundry of Kris Sowersby, a New Zealand typeface designer. Klim was founded in 2005 and is currently based in Wellington.[1] Klim produces retail typefaces, custom typefaces and custom lettering and logotypes.[2] Sowersby has garnered many international awards for his typefaces.

Kris Sowersby[edit]

Sowersby, born in 1981,[3] graduated from the Wanganui School of Design in 2003. Feijoa, his first retail typeface, was released in 2007, followed by National. National first gained him international recognition, winning a Type Directors Club award in 2008.[4] His typefaces Hardys and Serrano won the same recognition in 2009.[5] Sowersby has collaborated with other notable designers, including Christian Schwartz and Erik Spiekermann in the design of FF Meta Serif.

Sowerby's lettering also appears in the logos for the Harvard Business Review[6] and the Bank of New Zealand.[7]


  1. ^ "Kris Sowersby | Designer". FontShop. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  2. ^ "Klim Type Foundry - Home". Klim.co.nz. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  3. ^ "ADC Young Guns ® | ADC Young Guns 8 Winners". Adcyoungguns.org. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  4. ^ "Type Directors Club : News : TDC2 2008 Results : National". Tdc.org. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
  5. ^ "TDC2 2009 Winners | Type Directors Club". Tdc.org. Retrieved 2012-07-17. 
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