Klim Type Foundry

Klim Type Foundry — Semi Permanent Aotearoa 2022

Typefaces reflect a culture’s priorities and aspirations. This is why we keep designing new typefaces – the job isn’t done.

Our foundational ethos is “a thing well made”. Our typefaces combine historical knowledge with rigorous contemporary craft. We believe the alphabet is a concept made concrete through written and designed letterforms — the alphabet is not defined by a single typeface but expressed through all of them.
We have designed custom fonts for international clients such as The Financial Times, PayPal and National Geographic. Our fonts are included in Apple’s operating system, from macOS Catalina 10.15.4. Closer to home we have created custom fonts for The Bank of New Zealand, Trade Me and Tourism New Zealand.
Our work has won numerous national and international awards. Most recently the Epicene Collection received a Gold Cube from the ADC and a Certificate of Typographic Excellence from the TDC in NYC.
Over Klim’s 17 year history, we have released 880 fonts. Our broad retail font catalogue features fonts suitable for a complete range of use, from small and functional to large and decorative. They can be licensed for use across physical and digital applications.
We think of our typefaces as materials, like bricks for a builder or ingredients for a chef, they are made for designers to enhance and beautify their work. We love seeing what people create using our fonts. It is always surprising and delightful.