Gerstner, Edelmann + Fleckhaus.

With many thanks to Ulrich Roddewig, who pointed me towards the series of albums published in the 1960s by the German magazine Twen. The covers were designed by renowned designers like Karl Gerstner, Heinz Edelmann, Max Bill and others; art direction was by Willy Fleckhaus.

Here’s the book about the records, published by Lars Müller:

Philips-Twen, © Lars Müller Publishers

Philips-Twen, © Lars Müller Publishers

The A5 series is intended as a growing archive on graphic design. Each volume introduces outstanding personalities and important themes from the history of international graphic design, with numerous illustrations, essays and interviews. A5 is a cooperation between the labor visuell in the desgin department at the Fachhochschule Düsseldorf and Lars Müller Publishers. Between 1961 and 1968, the magazine Twen produced a series of LP recordings in collaboration with the Philips record label. During this period, all editions of Twen were accompanied by LPs drawn from the realms of jazz, classical music, radio plays, world music, or pop. For the designs of his record covers, art director Willy Fleckhaus used Concrete Art by Karl Gerstner, Max Bill, and other dedicated graphic designers such as Heinz Edelmann and Günther Kieser. This now forgotten series, comprising around 70 disks, is a masterful instance of the conjunction of music and graphic design. In collaboration with music archives and private collections, this rare series is reunited in its entirety and documented in this publication.

And here is a gallery over at the Jazzrealities blog.

Twen 4 Bernstein Twen 27 Twen 61 Doldinger

And another list at rate your music. Fabulous.

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The shop that Knox built.

Knox, former frontman of the Vibrators, is opening up a Rock ‘n’ Roll Shop in the heart of Camden, 96 Parkway, right next to the Dublin Castle. Donate CDs, DVDs and Instruments or buy CDs, DVDs and Instruments. Proceeds go to local food banks and other charities.

Shop-0KnoxShop-1InsideShop-2outside

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Random Image #24

Schnitt durch Lokomotive HS 800

Schnitt durch Lokomotive HS 800

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Another Advertisement.

Der Krawatten-Muffel, 1965

Der Krawatten-Muffel, 1965

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The Advertisement

Heiße Räder, 1968

Heiße Räder, 1968

Heiße Räder, 1968

Heiße Räder, 1968

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New Sunday Roast Podcast

Podcast mit Konstantin und Ralf. Over at tumblr.

Bicycle at a lamp post, Notting Hill, London.

In Notting Hill. ©Ralf Zeigermann

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SO war das.

Franz Bielmeier hat eine Rezension meines Rattinger Hoff-Comics geschrieben.

© Ralf Zeigermann

© Ralf Zeigermann

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A few TV Wallpapers.

Anyone who knows me also knows that I’m a big fan of 1960’s television. I’ve always liked the typography of titles, the logotypes, the washed-out greyscale, the test screens.

heute

Over the past few days I painstakingly recreated a few TV logos of 1960’s German television in Adobe Illustrator to use them as wallpapers on my iMac. So far there are 5 of them – I’m not sure if I can be bothered creating even more of those, because it’s a lot of work really. The Testbild almost drove me mad.

So, here’s a little present for you: all 5 wallpapers are here in one massive zip file to download. They come in various screens sizes and resolutions – 4:3 as well as widescreen and they’re all in jpg format.

Tagesschau

Tagesschau

Testbild

Testbild

Heute

Heute

Unterbrechung 1

Unterbrechung 1

Unterbrechung 2

Unterbrechung 2

Needless to say, the copyright lies firmly with the broadcasting companies, most probably ARD and ZDF.

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Mehr Kunz.

© Ralf Zeigermann

© Ralf Zeigermann

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Kunz.

© Ralf Zeigermann

© Ralf Zeigermann

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