Feijoa in use: 2 great samples

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Rahim Snow's picture
Joined: 22 Mar 2008 - 1:14pm
Feijoa in use: 2 great samples

I googled and found 2 great samples of Feijoa, a most beautiful serif by a most talented Kris Sowersby.

1. Write Times (a literary collection of student writing from Scotland)

http://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/24110.html (the page the link is sitting on)

direct link to sample

2. Goodbye, Madame Butterfly (a series of short stories)

http://goodbyemadamebutterfly.com/preface/ (the page the link is sitting on)

http://direct link to sample

purchase the book

Where can you license Feijoa?


Make Feijoa a part of your personal collection. I can't stop looking at it! There, I said it.


victor ivanov's picture
Joined: 30 Jun 2006 - 7:26am

feijoa along with every other kris' typeface is on my to buy list!
great stuff, thanks for the links

Therese Brockie's picture
Joined: 15 Sep 2008 - 4:35pm

riiiiiight...and what was it you googled exactly?

This reeks of someone on the payroll.

kris sowersby's picture
Joined: 18 Feb 2003 - 11:00am

Hello Therese.

You might want to open the windows & let in some fresh air. I can assure you that the only person on my payroll is me.


Chris Lozos's picture
Joined: 25 Feb 2004 - 11:00am

You mean you don't have a factory full of little glyph people down there in NZ who work the hours away for you for free? :-)

Therese doesn't know that type design is the land of solitude and FL5 crashes :-)


Rahim Snow's picture
Joined: 22 Mar 2008 - 1:14pm

Therese wrote: "riiiiiight...and what was it you googled exactly?"

I googled:
feijoa font
feijoa typeface
feijoa "set in"
feijoa body text

I searched through lots of blogs, forums, etc and picked up additional clues to see who's been using Feijoa. And that led me to these two samples.

Therese also wrote: "This reeks of someone on the payroll."

Have you ever listened to a band that was so good you told your friends they HAD to listen to them?

Have you ever seen a movie that moved you so much that you told your friends they HAD to see it and that you'd be willing to go with them to see it again?

Have you ever read a book that blew you away so much that you bought several copies for your friends and family?

Now: did that band or that movie studio or that author ever send you a paycheck in the mail to thank you for your unsolicited efforts in marketing their product?

"Marketing your product", you might say, "sounds so clinical and cold. No, no, I just got so excited about it, I just wanted to share it with other people and encourage them to support you so that your company can keep making stuff of this quality into the far future. The last thing I want you to do is stop what you're doing because you weren't able to make a living off of it."

It's in that spirit that I hunted down samples of Feijoa via google and clues left on various typography forums, blogs, etc. and in that spirit that I made this post to encourage people to license Feijoa so that Kris can keep doing what he loves and we can be benefactors in the future of his amazing creativity.

Also, I haven't yet mentioned the fact that I'm a writer so I'm also coming at it from the angle of an artist supporting another artist's work.

I'm not on Kris's payroll. My evangelism for his work is simply an extension of my gratitude for his creative efforts.

(Don't you know a few people who are evangelistic about a certain computer company with the logo of a fruit who are crazy about that company, buy everything from that company, love to talk smack about that company's biggest competitor, though none of these die-hard fanatics have ever received an evangelism paycheck from Mr. Jobs?)


Tiffany Wardle's picture
Joined: 13 Jul 2001 - 11:00am

We are all type evangelists, to some extent, here on Typophile. I'm totally guilty.