The studio was founded in 2012 after several years of collaboration within and outside of our studies at the Academy of Visual Arts in Leipzig. The basis for this was – and still is – the principle of a dialogue: design as the result of an exchange between ourselves and with the various participants.

We are a small office of five people and depending on the task at hand, we are joined by colleagues from various disciplines, with whom we collaborate on projects. We always take a holistic approach to our work: From the first preliminary discussions about the assignments, the consultation, the tendering, the graphic design to the supervision of the final production and documentation. We value direct contact and communication with all parties involved. For us, the key to precision and depth lies in this principle of dialogue - the exchange of ideas, motivations and directions that projects can take. The work is characterised by the idea of working together rather than working 'for' someone.

Since 2017, we have had a studio in Berlin and Leipzig with a structure designed for decentralised digital work, where the studio can grow and shrink at the project level. We try to create a working environment where we can work with many people just as quickly and effectively as with a few. We always see ourselves as mediators between different disciplines. Both studios are deliberately located in a larger alliance with other designers and studios.

Our work has been latestly awarded at the International Poster Festival, Chaumont and with the most beautiful swiss books. We have also been awarded with 100 beste Plakate several times. In 2008 we have been awarded with Schönste deutsche Bücher and in 2010 with the Walter-Tiemann-Price. In 2014 we have been shortlisted at the Walter-Tiemann-Price. In 2018 we received the The Award of the Mayor of the City of Brno for a graphic artist of the Brno Biennale.

In addition to our studio work, we have taught at various universities, mostly on a semester basis.

Lamm & Kirch
Max-Beckmann-Str. 5
04109 Leipzig, D – Germany

Lamm & Kirch
c/o Studio44, HH. 2.Og.
Glasower Strasse 44-47
12051 Berlin, D – Germany

M +49 (0) 163 46 26 444 (Florian)
M +49 (0) 179 70 16 771 (Jakob)

For general inquires

For Internships please send a portfolio to Please understand that we can only take two interns a year and the minimum period for an intership is six months. We would recommend to suggest a period in which you want to work with us and also suggest us some type of porjects you want to work on.

Ute Mahler, Werner Mahler, Ludwig Schirmer: Ein Dorf. 1950– 2022, 2024.

Günther Selichar: Who’s Afraid of Blue, Red and Green? (Works 1990–2017), 2017.

Morten Paul: Suhrkamp Theorie. A Book Series in the Philosophical Postwar, 2023.

EPFL Pavilions. Amplifier for Arts, Science and Society, 2020–24.
In collaboration with Knoth & Renner.

Gundula Schulze Eldowy: Berlin in einer Hundenacht, 2024.

IBA Thüringen: Stadtland Projekte and Stadtland Perspektiven, 2023.

Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden: Zukunftsräume. Kandinsky, Mondrian, Lissitzky und die abstrakt-konstruktive Avantgarde, 2019.

Tobias Kruse: Deponie, 2022.

Werner Amann: Kein Morgen, 2022.

Ulrich Wüst: Wandern in Geschichte / Wanderings about History, 2023.

Raul Walch: Azimut, 2023.

Ilit Azoulay: No Thing Dies, 2019.

Jens Liebchen: L.A. Crossing, 2022.

Rozbeh Asmani: 72 Colourmarks, 2017.

The Threepenny Opera. Making of. Barrie Kosky stages Brecht/Weill at the Berliner Ensemble, 2021.

Tomoko Kawai: Intimacy of Paradise, 2021.

Expanded Animation. Li Zhenhua in conversation with Siegfried Zielinski, 2018.

Alan W. Moore: Art Worker. Doing Time in the New York Artworld (Journal of Aesthetics and Protest), 2022.

Christian Theiss: Shape Shifters, 2023.

Jörg Gläscher: Zwölf Wellen / Twelve Waves, 2023.

BFF: Glück, 2017.

Ani Schulze: Hang in There, Baby, 2022.

Ulrich Wüst: Stadtbilder / Cityscapes (1979–1985), 2021.

Schnepp Renou: Ile Bendor, 2022.

Günther Selichar: The Double You Series, 2022.

Max Korndörfer: Zaunkönig, 2022.

Werner Mahler: Die Eiche, 2020.

Wolfang Hesse (Hg.): Das Auge des Arbeiters. Arbeiterfotografie und Kunst um 1930, 2014.
In collaboration with Philipp Paulsen.

Hans-Christian Schink: Hinterland, 2020.

Julius Heinemann: Chronos & Kairos, 2018.

Hecke / Rauter: Portrait of a Ghost, 2019–20.

Jochen Mühlenbrink: Falz. Malerei Painting (2014–2018), 2018.

Johannes Nagel: Tunnel, 2023.

Eva Berendes: Window Shopping & Facade, 2022.

Ute Mahler, Werner Mahler, Wolfgang Kil: Lissabon 87/88, 2022.

Jörg Gläscher: Der Eid / The Oath, 2021.

Ute Mahler, Werner Mahler: Kleinstadt, 2018.

Urbane Künste Ruhr, 2018–24.
In collaboration with Liebermann Kiepe Reddemann, Dinamo Typefaces.

Alisa Hecke, Julian Rauter: The Big Sleep. Research on Taxidermy, 2020.

German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina: Air Pollution and Health. A Science-Policy Initiative, 2019.
In collaboration with Martin Wecke.

Deutsche Nationalbibliothek: Zeichen Bücher Netze. Von der Keilschrift zum Binärcode, 2012.

Dieter Daniels, Inke Arns (eds): Sounds Like Silence. John Cage. 4´33´´, 2012.
In collaboration with Pascal Storz.

Live from Earth, 2020–22.

ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen: Event of a Thread / Bauhaus Raum, 2016–18.

Alisa Hecke, Julian Rauter, Angelika Waniek: Wir arbeiten dran, 2021–23.

Isabelle Busch, Kathleen Reinhardt, Hilke Wagner (Hg.), Céline Condorelli, Kapwani Kiwanga, Judy Radul, Heimo Zobernig: Demonstration Rooms. Artistic Confrontations with Space and Display at the Albertinum, 2020.

Schauspiel Stuttgart, 2012–18.
In collaboration with Spector Bureau (Marcus Dreßen, Katharina Köhler, Jan Wenzel), Christoph Knoth.

Ute Mahler, Werner Mahler: Fritz, Ennie, Paul, Milla, Marlene, Oskar, Annea, Leni, Fay & Flora, 2020.

Axel Töpfer, Jakob Kirch: Main Street, 2012.

Dieter Daniels, Stephan Berg: Telegen, 2015.

Nam Tchun-Mo: Beam Lines Spring Stroke, 2019.

Living The City: Von Städten, Menschen und Geschichten / Of Cities, People and Stories, 2019.
In collaboration with The Green Eyl, Tatjana Schneider, Lukas Feireiss.

Franziska Holstein: 495 Works on Paper, 2020.

100 Beste Plakate 2019, 2020.

Spector Books: Analysis & Excess, 2016–22.
In collaboration with Helmut Völter.

Schweizer Grand Prix Design, 2018–20.
In collaboration with Krispin Heé, Tim Wetter.

Designers’ Open, 2005–09.
In collaboration with Fabian Fenk, Cornelia Rieken.

The Conditions of Future Ideals, 2013.

Dirk Wackerfuss Fotografie, 2009.

howitzweissbach, 2008–12.

Annette Schröter und Meisterklasse, 2009–18.

Philara, 2009–15.

Heidelberger Kunstverein, 2012–22.
In collaboration with Pascal Storz.

Stefan Guggisberg: Zeichnung, 2019.

Annette Schröter: NUN (Paper Cuts 2008–2011), 2011.

EPFL CDH Artist in Residence Program: Enter the Hyperscientific, 2021–2024.

Berliner Nachhaltigkeitskalendar, 2023.

Karlsruhe Institute for Technology: New Babylon, 2013.

Konfuzius Institut Leipzig: China in Leipzig, 2018.

Lofft Leipzig: Embrace Embrace, 2022.

Diskurs Festival, 2015.

Konfuzius Institut Leipzig: Flying High. Young Chinese Photography, 2016.

Mais Tor Ski Leer. Meisterschülerausstellung HGB Leipzig, 2012.

Main Street, 2012.

Sebastian Nebe: Der Neue Morgen, 2014.

Julian Rauter: Amerika, 2015.