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EST. 1949

Kris Sowersby

I don’t particularly care for spindly, brittle digital text typefaces. I prefer a bit of meat on my bones.

Tell us what you do in 50 words or less.

I design typefaces.

What is your single most important achievement?

Marrying Jess.

How do you think being based in Wellington influences your work?

A very difficult question to answer accurately. I think the remove from the larger cities is beneficial, it helps me maintain a healthy perspective. It would, however, be impossible to pick apart my typefaces and identify aspects that are specifically “Wellington influenced”.

What is your favourite typeface of all time?

Lexicon, by Bram de Does.

What was the last thing you bought from Gubb & Mackie and why did you choose it?

Two pairs of Mercer trousers. It’s bloody hard finding well-made, normal-looking and good-fitting trousers these days. So when I find something that fits, I usually get two.