Kaj Lehmann



Synt is a typeface originally made for zweikommasieben Magazine #17, as part of my diploma in at ECAL. The typeface has two key key features: Rhythmified spaces inside and inbetween the letters, and a exaggerated slant angle. The typeface is cross-compatible across three axis, of which six cuts were used in the magazine.



Interpretation of the Century Old Style made by Morris Fuller Benton between 1908 and 1909.


Size:210 × 297 mm

Barcode lettering made during a workshop at ECAL with Prof. Kai Bernau. Each letter is printed with a thermal printer. As a gimmick, each letter can be read with a barcode-scanner.


Collaboration:Malte Bentzen and Guillaume Jean-Mairet

Apprenticeship in Typesetting in Zurich. BA in Graphic Design at the Lucerne University of Applied sciences and Arts (HSLU). MA in Type Design at the Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL).


Co-Founder and creative direction of Präsens Editionen.

Recently relocated to Zurich, following an independent practise.


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