Kris Sowersby Lecture

This lecture is produced and executed by Typefounding


Kris Sowersby is a New Zealand typeface designer responsible for many of the fonts you see every day. He will be discussing a couple of recent projects and taking questions.

This lecture is made possible through the generosity of Atomicdust and Toky.

About the lecture

Doors will open at 6:30pm and the lecture will start at 7pm, ending around 8pm. Questions after.

Free beer provided by Nebula and 4 Hands Brewing Co.Nonalcoholic drinks will also be provided.

Parking is available directly across the street from Nebula in the lot next to Byrd & Barrel.

Nebula is located at the heart of Cherokee street; there are plenty of pre/post lecture dinner/drinks options around.

About Klim and Kris Sowersby

The Klim Type Foundry (Klim) was founded in 2005 by type designer Kris Sowersby. Klim sells its typefaces directly through 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 anADC 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 worked 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.


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Nope. Everyone is welcome.

Where should I park?

Parking is available directly across the street from Nebula in the lot next to Byrd & Barrel. Street parking is also available.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please email

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, tickets are to make sure we have enough room for everyone, and get the count right for beverages.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Absolutely. Just come.

When & Where
Wed, Apr 25, 2018 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
3407 South Jefferson Avenue
St. Louis, MO 63118