Lorenz Klingebiel is a graphic designer & art director. He lives and works between Berlin, Germany and London, UK.

He designs books, catalogues, visual identities, posters, record covers and websites. He works with activists, architects, artists, curators, designers, illustrators, musicians, photographers, publishers and writers and is always open for new connections.

Lorenz studied at the University of Art and Design Offenbach with Klaus Hesse and graduated in Sascha Lobe's class 2012. After working for different design studios in London, he set up his own practice in 2014.

Lorenz is Art Director of frieze Magazine and founder of *akʷā.


Artists, Clients & Institutions
Josef and Anni Albers Foundation
Ancient Future Now
Polly Braden
Rachal Bradley
Contrast Trio
Deutsche Bank Arts, Culture & Sports
Elmgreen & Dragset
E-WERK Luckenwalde
Groove Magazine
I Travel to You (ITTY)
Margaret Howell
Hoxton Mini Press
William Kentridge
mosaik education
Multistory West Bromwich
Aliza Nisenbaum
Planet Akwa
Paula Rego
Emily Richardson
Thomas Ruff
Shadow Heroes
Tate Britain
Tate Liverpool
Typography Museum Klingspor
Universal Works
University of Art & Design Offenbach
Jonathan P. Watts
Whitechapel Gallery

German University in Cairo (GUC), Faculty of Applied Science and Art, Makhzan Lectures Series, '(Re-)designing frieze Magazine, December 2020

London College of Communication (LCC), BA Graphic and Media Design, 'Practice!', May 2019

Camberwell College of Arts (UAL), FdA course, ‘Lorenz Klingebiel, Design and Art Direction’, February 2018

Camberwell College of Arts, FDA course, ‘Lorenz Klingebiel, Graphic Designer’, March 2017

Host of ‘Copy Shop #3 – Raus Kopieren!’ at Klingespor Museum Offenbach, speakers included: Europa, London (UK), Hi –Visuelle Gestaltung, Lucerne (CH), Pixelgarten, Frankfurt (GER) and Alexander Lis, Frankfurt (GER), February 2011

Academy of Visual Arts Frankfurt, ‘6 × 2 – 2006 bis 2012’, May 2013

Kunstbibliothek Staatliche Museen zu Berlin

Shortlisted for 'Cover of the Year' Stacks Awards 2017
Certificate of typographic excellence tdc new york 2012
Certificate of typographic excellence tdc new york 2012
Judge's choice tdc new york 2012
:output award 2012
100 best posters Austria, Germany and Switzerland 2011
100 best posters Austria, Germany and Switzerland 2010
100 best posters Austria, Germany and Switzerland 2008

Swimming Pool – Troubled Waters, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, 2021
The Annotated Reader, 2018
Contribution for 3 DARTBOARD (CONSTELLATION) GIORGIO SADOTTI, Thames-Side Studios Gallery, April – May 2017
24th International Poster and Graphic Design Festival Chaumont 2013, 'Ecoles Au Travail', May – June 2013
Museum Klingspor, 2011
Chaumont 2011, International Competition
First Issue, Frankfurt 2011

Published work in
‘Type Only’, Unit Editions, London 2013
TDC New York, 'Typography 33', 2013
Page, 'Trends 2012', 02/2012
Not For Sale / For Promotion Only // New Directions in Promotional Design by Victionary
slanted 'EXPERIMENTAL' Nr. 15
GROOVE magazine Nr. 132
Waterfall magazine summer 2011

Assistance at Fraser Muggeridge's Typography Summer School2012 in London, UK

Interview with Edward Aboagye for Diablo Social, May 2019

Selected press
Creative Boom, EW Kickstarter Campaign, March 2021
FAD magazine
Christmas gifts, December 2020
it's nice that on bespoke type by Jakub Samek, November 2020
Solidarity Shirts on frieze.com, June 2020,
, June 2013
it's nice that, June 2012
trendlist.org, May 2012
it's nice that, May 2012
dasauge, February 2012
stylepark, October 2011
manystuff, June 2011
Frankfurter Rundschau, February 2011
Offenbacher Post, February 2011
manystuff, February 2011
Neues Deutschland, July 2009

Reproduction photography: Jack Hems (2020) and Jose Gomez (2019)
Website built by Kenn Hartwig, 2019



Berlin Studio
c/o M68
Möckernstraße 68
Aufgang A
10965 Berlin

London Studio
Kaymet Studios
52 Ossory Road, 1st Floor
SE1 5AN London
United Kingdom