Kaj Lehmann
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Rungli is a friendly serif typeface based on a straightforward vector drawing. It provides a smooth reading experience in small text-sizes, while at big sizes its quirky features become apparant. The circular serifs are beneficial when using Rungli with CNC or foil cutters. Rungli is historically rooted in the «Century Oldstyle»-family which was developed by Morris Fuller Benton in the beginning if the 20th century. The sanguine character of the original typeface got enhanced by adding a variety of features like circular or expanding letter-shapes.
Year:
2019
Publisher:
ECAL Typefaces
Collaboration:
écal (Simon Mager, Leonardo Azzolini, Radim Peško, Chi-Long Trieu), Igino Marini, Dorothee Dähler, Ondrej Bachor & Davide Tomatis.
Order:
CHF 100.– Buy
In Auf Nordlandfahrt, the historian Sandra Walser tells the story of Hans Beat Wieland, a swiss painter that joins the first touristic journey to the northern polar ice. The ship was chartered by Wilhelm Bade in 1896. The reader will follow this journey with it's many stops, stories and curiosities. One of the highlights is the visit at Salomon August Andrées camp in the north of Spitzbergen, who is preparing the discovery of the north pole with a balloon.
Year:
2018
Publisher:
NZZ Libro
ISBN:
978-3-03810-367-7
Size:
167 x 248mm
Order:
CHF 32.– Buy
The exhibition Character Roots was part of Weltformat Festival in Lucerne 2018. It took a glance at today’s Czech designers and showcased a selection of typographic posters. By comparing contemporary posters with editorial design from previous generations, the curators invited visitors to search for and find links between the past and the present. The exhibition was complemented by a video work by Daniela and Linda Dostálková. The exhibition included works by: 20yydesigners, adela&pauline, Ondřej Báchor, Zuzana Burgrová, Tomáš Celizna, Martin Groch, Heavyweight, Jan Horčík, Cindy Kutíková, Laborator, Adam Macháček, Štěpán Marko, Jiří Mocek, Marek Nedelka, Jan Novák, Parallel Practice, Radim Peško, Martin Vácha, Daniel Vojtíšek, Nikola Wilde.
Year:
2018
Collaboration:
Ondřej Báchor, Xavier Erni, Thuy-An Hoang
Photography:
Hu Jung-Ting
zweikommasieben Magazine #17 was designed in an aesthetics of speed, but it became ultimately a reflection on acceleration and deceleration. This project was part of my diploma at the Master in Type Design at ECAL in Lausanne.
Year:
2018
Issue:
#17
Publisher:
Präsens Editionen
ISBN:
978-3-906282-13-8
Size:
240 × 312 mm
Order:
CHF 12.– Buy
Synt is a typeface originally made for zweikommasieben Magazine #17, as part of my diploma at ECAL. The typeface has two main features: Rhythmified spaces inside and inbetween the letters, and an exaggerated slant angle. The typeface is cross-compatible across three axis, of which six cuts were used in the magazine. Synt is currently being re-developed.
Year:
2018
Publisher:
Ecal
Custom Lettering for a scarf for Präsens Editionen. The source of the type was found in a specimen of Schelter & Gieseke.
Year:
2017
Publisher:
Präsens Editionen
Photography:
Robert Świerczyński
Size:
1750 × 250 mm
Order:
Sold out
PE-010 is a split tape between Belia Winnewisser and L.Zylberberg. Printed on glossy Splendorlux, both sides show free digital compositions.
Year:
2018
Publisher:
Präsens Editionen
Size:
105 × 65 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.
Year:
2017
Collaboration:
Redesign of the corporate identity for the foundation Akku Emmen which is curated by Lena Friedli.
Year:
2017
Collaboration:
Dorothee Dähler, Simon Rüegg, Raphael Schoen
Spektra is a research journal, tool and object released by Präsens Editionen and Sic! Raum für Kunst. The publication is printed with invisible offset-colors that glow under UV light, allowing to re-read the pages under different light spectra. The publication was released at sic!-Elephanthouse in lucerne, accompaniesd by a great mix by Leisure Options.
Year:
2016
Publisher:
Präsens Editionen, sic! Raum für Kunst
ISBN:
978-3-906282-06-0
Collaboration:
Dorothee Dähler
Photography:
Nicolas Polli
Size:
210 × 267 mm
Order:
CHF 20.– Buy
Poster for the two year anniversary of the lucerne-based Klub Kegelbahn.
Year:
2016
Collaboration:
Dorothee Dähler
Size:
DIN F4
A magazine is supposed to keep the readers attention by interrupting reading-text with quotes, images, large titles, white spaces. In this issue of the zweikommasieben magazine we did the opposite: we split the magazine into four sections: images, quotes, texts and ads. The contents of each section are linked to each other with a numeric system. This enables the reader to directly compare e.g. quotes from various artists in different interviews.
Year:
2015
Issue:
#12, Winter 2015
Publisher:
Präsens Editionen
ISBN:
978-3-906282-04-6
Collaboration:
Simon Rüegg and Raphael Schoen
Size:
210 × 328 mm
The "Lucerne Poster Scene" was invited by CIG-Chaumont – under the artistic direction of Étienne Hervy the most exciting graphic design festival at the time. We were asked to develop the exhibition and the poster for it. It shows insight into it's networks from our personal perspective.
Year:
2015
Collaboration:
Dorothee Dähler, Erich Brechbühl
NACHT was a series of club-nights at Sudpol Lucerne. For the 15th issue we had invited my all time favourite DJ (Sprinkles), Terre Thaemlitz. The poster was made on a residency in (and inspired by) Porto.
Year:
2015
Issue:
#15
Size:
DIN A2
In this issue we were playing with gravity: While the main texts are "standing" at the bottom, images, titles and quotes are floating to the top and stacking each other down into the main texts, ultimately creating quite unexpected layouts.
Year:
2014
Issue:
#10
Publisher:
Präsens Editionen
Collaboration:
Simon Rüegg and Raphael Schoen
By using long-time expo­sure photography we captured dance moves, which were applied over a set of record covers. The covers were curated each month by another resident DJ.
Year:
2015
Collaboration:
Dorothee Dähler
Size:
DIN A2
zweikommasieben is a Swiss magazine that has been devoted to the documentation of contemporary music and sounds since the summer of 2011. The magazine features artist interviews, essays and columns as well as photography, illustration and graphics.
Year:
2014
Issue:
#9, June 2014
Publisher:
Präsens Editionen
ISBN:
978-3-906282-00-8
Collaboration:
Simon Rüegg and Raphael Schoen
Size:
180 × 275 mm
Following up on an invitation by Nadine Wietlisbach, Remo Bitzi and Kaj Lehmann hosted a series of cocktail-nights at the art-space Sic!-Elephanthouse in Lucerne. A documentation of the research with interviews, essays, and a neat selection of cocktail-recipes was done in collaboration with Dorothee Dähler. (Printing with neon-colors).
Year:
2013
Issue:
Released together with zweikommasieben Magazine #8
Publisher:
Präsens Editionen
Collaboration:
Dorothee Dähler
Photography:
Pablo Stettler
Size:
200 × 290 mm
Order:
CHF 8.– Buy
NACHT were club-venues that were organised from 2012 to 2014 at Sudpol Lucerne. The landscapes were generated with a customised version of the CubicVR 3D Engine. We combined the renderings with photographic elements and printed them with a Riso.
Year:
2013
Issue:
#2 – #12
Collaboration:
Simon Rüegg
Size:
Din A3
Book for the 15th anniversary of the lucerne based radio station 3FACH. Edited by Angela Meier and Andreas Gantner. Among some funny essays it contains a fantastic set of photographs by Dominik Hodel.
Year:
2013
Publisher:
Maniac Press & Radio 3FACH
ISBN:
978-3-9523949-9-1
Photography:
Dominik Hodel
Size:
140 × 227 mm
Order:
CHF 30.– Buy