Juli 28th, 2013

week #40 – @klimtypefoundry / Kris


Who are you and where do you come from?
I am Kris Sowersby and I come from Wellington, New Zealand.

Share your twitter account with us and tell us what you are twittering about:
@klimtypefoundry. I try very hard to keep my tweets on-topic & type-related! I am pretty certain people only follow me because of my typeface design, and they’re not particularly interested in what I’m eating, who I’m voting for, what music I like etc.

Tell us about your creative side:
I don’t really see myself as that creative to be honest. I guess there is some creativity involved in typeface design, but it’s mostly patience, curiosity and hard work.

What inspires you?
For my work, old typeface specimens, like these:
I reference these things in my work all the time.
Time travel: Where would you go to?
Two times, either Late Cretaceous to see a T-Rex in its natural habitat or some point in the future when we’ve colonised space.

Name your favorite present book:
Blood Meridian by Cormac McCarthy. I’m half-way finished and it’s bloody intense. It’s an expansive read, I’m getting utterly transfixed by his sparse, marrow-deep style. I came to it from The Road, which I think of as almost a long poem.

Which tweeter would you recommend for @createandrotate and why?
@fostertype because his hand-lettering skills are terrific.


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