Lorenz Klingebiel is a graphic designer & art director. He lives and works in Berlin, Germany and sometimes in 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 is Art Director of frieze Magazine and founder of *akʷā.


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

Selected press
Süddeutsche Zeitung, 'Garden Futures', March 2023
frieze magazine, 2020 redesign, fonts in use, November 2022
Architectural Review, EW, October 2022
RA, Currents 2022, August 2022
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

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 School 2012 in London, UK

Interview with Edward Aboagye for Diablo Social, May 2019

Reproduction photography: Philotheus Nisch (2022), Jack Hems (2022) and Jose Gomez (2019)

Website built by Kenn Hartwig, 2019