Kris Sowersby

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Klim Type Foundry

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 2007; being named an ADC Young Gun in 2010; being accepted as a member of the prestigious Alliance Graphique Internationale (just the second New Zealander to join) in 2013; and receiving the John Britten Black Pin in 2015, the highest award given by the Designers Institute of New Zealand. In 2019, Kris was named an Art Laureate by The Arts Foundation for his continuing contribution to New Zealand Art and Design. His typefaces combine historical knowledge with rigorous contemporary workmanship and are used internationally in analogue and digital media.