Kris Sowersby

Recent articles about Kris Sowersby

Eye type review. Take six fonts

Issue 106, Summer 2024


A snapshot of contemporary type design, with half a dozen reviews by Mark Thomson, Indra Kupferschmid, Silvia Sfligiotti and Dan Reynolds

Editorial Eye 106

Issue 106, Summer 2024


It is in the nature of an Eye type special issue to be full of the shapes of letterforms and images of letters.

Type’s new faces

Issue 103, Summer 2022


Weighing in at a little under two kilos and running to a whopping 832 pages, Shoplifters…

Type as art objet

Issue 102, Autumn 2021


‘At design school I became enamoured with typography,’ said Kris Sowersby to Mark Thomson in the…

Originality and inspiration

Issue 98, Spring 2019


It may be unrealistic to expect that every new typeface will be unique and original, but giving up this ambition leads to stagnation

Reputations: Kris Sowersby

Issue 79, Spring 2011


‘New Zealand is a young country and hasn’t had the time, or resources to develop a typeface culture. I am free to draw upon multiple influences. I haven’t been taught or exposed to any one particular typographic heritage, so my hand isn’t biased.’

Nick Bell

Issue 71, Spring 2009


'The cool allure of Modernist style refuses to die’

Recent blog posts about Kris Sowersby

(Typographic) Noted #92

11 June 2019
Book design, Graphic design, Type Tuesday, Typography

WNBA rebrand; Caseroom’s Gun Dog; Swiss / Bolivian foundry Altiplano; Bantjes reloaded; Klim’s Sincerity / Irony
Here is a selection of type-related things – a rebrand, a new foundry and a…

(Typographic) Noted #89

18 January 2019
Graphic design, Typography

Raymond, Fixture, Typeset in the Future, Heldane and Letterform Archive
Here is a selection of type-related things – type specimens, new releases, a type book…

Noted #83

20 September 2017
Graphic design, Illustration, New media, Typography, Visual culture

Sea Prayer, Poster House, Pit, Straight No Chaser and National 2
Here are a few things – VR journalism, Poster House, new issues of Pit and…

Milestone at the edge of the map

10 December 2008
Design history, Graphic design, Typography, Visual culture

New Zealand is geared up for its first international typography symposium
‘Small, perplexed post-colonial democracy seeking in-depth typographical conversation.’ Some want ads are made to go…