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Thomas Lehner

Thomas Lehner graduated in Visual Communication from the HGK (Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel) in 2009. He is founding member of the design collective LIMA-KILO-WHISKEY and teaches at the SfG (Schule für Gestaltung Basel). He lives and works in Berlin, Germany and Basle, Switzerland. His main interest and core competence lies in the field of visual identity.

Hannes Famira and Thomas Lehner met in 2005 at the Schule für Gestaltung Basle where Hannes — who at the time was teaching type and typography in the foundation class — related the basic principles of type design to him.

Current Positions

Freelance graphic designer in Berlin, de
Founding member of LIMA-KILO-WHISKEY, design collective in Basle, ch
Adjunct at the SfG, Schule für Gestaltung Basle


since 2009: Member of design collective LIMA-KILO-WHISKEY
2007: Internship type design: Kombinat Typefounders, New York
2006: Internship corporate design: Flux Design Studios, Basle
since 2006: Teaching workshops and substituting the classes Typography, Digital Image Editing and Design With The Computer at the Schule für Gestaltung Basle, Basle
2002–08: Freelancing and project work primarily for small and medium sized agencies and studios in Basle and Zürich


2005–09 Hochschule for Design and Art Basle with a major in Typography, BA of Arts in Visual Communication
2004–05 Vorkurs (foundation course) at the sfg, Schule für Gestaltung Basel, ch
2001–04 Apprenticeship as Media Designer for Print
1996–98 German Literature and Media Studies, University of Zürich
1995 Swiss Hochschulreife (higher education entrance qualification) Kantonsschule Baden


2009 iF Communication Design Award: Packaging Design LägereBräu
2009 TDC55, New York: Certificate of Typographic Excellence: editorial design Inside Out


2010 Typography30, TDC Type Director’s Club New York (Hg.), ISBN 978-0061726316: Editorial Design Inside Out
2009 Graduation catalog of Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst Basel: Brand Design Piece Goods
2009 novum. world of graphic design online news: Packaging Design LägereBräu
2009 Hochparterre, magazine for architecture and design, No. 10/09, S. 11: Packaging Design LägereBräu
2009 iF Communication Design Annual 2009, Publisher Birkhäuser, ISBN 978-3034600583: Packaging Design LägereBräu
2009 iF online exhibition 2009: Packing Design LägereBräu
2008 Hochparterre No. 9/08, S. 6: BrüglingerGärten
2005 Hochparterre No. 05/2005: tshirt designs for Tarzan

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