Untitled Serif

Kris Sowersby

Untitled Sans and Untitled Serif are quotidian typefaces. Untitled Sans is a plain, neogrotesk sans validated by the ideas of Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa’s Super Normal project. When Untitled Sans was nearly finished, I applied the same principles to the creation of Untitled Serif, which is drawn from the old-style genre of types: the post-Caslon, pre-Times workhorses offered by almost every metal type foundry of the time. Untitled Sans and Untitled Serif are related by concept only.

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    Kris Sowersby, New Zealand (2013)

    The Klim Type Foundry (Klim) was founded in 2005 by type designer Kris Sowersby. Klim sells its typefaces directly through klim.co.nz and is based in Wellington, New Zealand. Since...

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    Untitled Sans and Untitled Serif are quotidian typefaces. Untitled Sans is a plain, neogrotesk sans validated by the ideas of Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa’s Super Normal project. When Untitled Sans was nearly finished, I applied the same principles to the creation of Untitled Serif, which is drawn from the old-style genre of types: the post-Caslon, pre-Times workhorses offered by almost every metal type foundry of the time. Untitled Sans and Untitled Serif are related by concept only.

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    Kris Sowersby, New Zealand (2013)

      The Klim Type Foundry (Klim) was founded in 2005 by type designer Kris Sowersby. Klim sells its typefaces directly through klim.co.nz and is based in Wellington, New Zealand.

      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.

      Kris studied at Whanganui School of Design and working briefly as a graphic designer before starting Klim. His typefaces combine historical knowledge with rigorous contemporary workmanship, and are used internationally in analogue and digital media.

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      • 2015

      Best Awards, John Britten Black Pin.
      • 2015

      TDC² Award for Typographic Excellence, Judges Choice: Domaine Sans.
      • 2015

      AGDA Design Awards, Design Crafts Pinnacle Award & Judge’s Choice: Financier.
      • 2015

      Best Awards, Design Purple & Gold Pin: Financial Times Redesign.*
      • 2015

      Best Awards, Ngā Aho Purple Pin: Pure Pākati.*
      • 2015

      Best Awards, Design Crafts Gold Pin: Financier.
      • 2015

      Best Awards, Design Crafts Finalist: Hone Tuwhare Trust Poster Series.*
      • 2015

      Best Awards, Design Crafts Finalist: Pure Pākati.
      • 2014

      Tokyo Type Directors Club TDC Prize: Financier.
      • 2014

      Tokyo Type Directors Club Prize Nominee/Excellent Works: Domaine.
      • 2014

      Tokyo Type Directors Club Prize Nominee/Excellent Works: Domaine Sans.
      • 2014

      Australian Design Biennale Distinction: Domaine.
      • 2014

      Australian Design Biennale Distinction: Domaine Sans.
      • 2014

      Australian Design Biennale Distinction: Maelstrom.
      • 2014

      Australian Design Biennale Finalist: Manuka.
      • 2014

      Best Awards Silver: Domaine Sans.
      • 2014

      Best Awards Bronze: Wahoo.
      • 2014

      Best Awards Finalist: Maelstrom.
      • 2014

      Best Awards Finalist: Founders Grotesk Mono.
      • 2013

      Best Awards Gold Pin: The Domaine Typeface Family.
      • 2013

      Best Awards Silver: Air New Zealand Wordmark.
      • 2013

      Best Awards Bronze: Sovereign Coin Typeface.
      • 2012

      Australian Design Biennale Judge’s Choice: Pitch.
      • 2012

      Australian Design Biennale AGDA Award: Founders Grotesk Family.
      • 2012

      Australian Design Biennale AGDA Award: Metric & Calibre.
      • 2012

      Australian Design Biennale AGDA Award: Tiempos Family.
      • 2012

      Australian Design Biennale AGDA Award: Klim Type Specimen No. 4.*
      • 2012

      Australian Design Biennale AGDA Award: Klim Type Specimens No. 2 & 3.*
      • 2012

      Australian Design Biennale AGDA Award: The Darling Typeface.*
      • 2012

      Best Awards Gold Pin: Founders Grotesk Family.
      • 2012

      Best Awards Gold Pin: Klim Type Foundry website.*
      • 2012

      Best Awards Silver: Metric & Calibre.
      • 2012

      Best Awards Silver: Metric & Calibre Type Specimen.*
      • 2012

      Best Awards Silver: The Great Catering Co. logotype.*
      • 2012

      Best Awards Bronze: Pitch.
      • 2012

      Best Awards Bronze: Klim Type Specimen No. 4.*
      • 2012

      Best Awards Finalist: Tiempos Family.
      • 2012

      D&AD Awards, Wayfinding & Environmental Graphics: Darling.*
      • 2011

      Best Awards Purple Pin: Sentimental Journey.
      • 2011

      Best Awards Gold Pin: Sentimental Journey.
      • 2011

      ATypI Letter.2 Award: Tiempos.
      • 2011

      Creative Review Type Annual, Best in Book: Karbon.
      • 2011

      Creative Review Type Annual, Text Faces: Founders Grotesk.
      • 2010

      Art Directors Club of New York: Young Gun.
      • 2009

      TDC² Award for Typographic Excellence: Hardys.
      • 2009

      TDC² Award for Typographic Excellence: Serrano.
      • 2009

      Best Awards Gold: Serrano.
      • 2009

      Pride in Print Awards, Highly Commended: Wild Flour Business Cards.
      • 2008

      TDC² Award for Typographic Excellence, Judges Choice: National.
      • 2008

      Adelaide Advertising & Design Club Award for Corporate ID: Hardys.*
      • 2008

      Wallpaper* Magazine Graduate Directory