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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I better not publish the outcome

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GGK, 1984

Von Hand beklebte Schütte, 1984.

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Michael Schirner: Bye Bye

Bye Bye is a book, a photo exhibition and a poster campaign by Michael Schirner, with a blog to follow from the 15th of April onwards. The exhibition runs at Haus der Photographie Deichtorhallen Hamburg from 16.4. – 25.4.; afterwards in Berlin at Galerie Crone. The book should also be out this month.

Wir sind Willy Brandt.

Quoting from the press material (in German, obviously):

Das Haus der Photographie zeigt in den Hamburger Deichtorhallen als einzige deutsche Institution eine außergewöhnliche Werkschau des deutschen „Werbepapstes“ Michael Schirner.

Präsentiert werden seine großformatigen Arbeiten der Serie BYE BYE, die das Unsichtbare im Sichtbaren darstellt. Schirner beschäftigt sich wie bereits in seiner legendären Serie „Bilder im Kopf“ mit der Kommunikation des Imaginären, gibt ihr aber eine neue und überraschende Deutung. An den Betrachter gerichtet sagt er: „Meine Kunst ist nicht mein Werk, Sie sind der Schöpfer Ihres Bildes in Ihrem Kopf. Mich gibt es gar nicht.“

In seinem Werk setzt Schirner sich mit den Bildwelten der Massen- und Hochkultur sowie mit der Wahrnehmung medienvermittelter Bilder auseinander. Er schafft keine neuen Bilder. Seine Bilder sind Bilder über Bilder. Seine Bilderarchive sind Zeitungen, Zeitschriften, Filme, Fernsehen, Internet, Werbung und Kunst. Schirner verarbeitet und bearbeitet, was in unserem kollektiven Gedächtnis gespeichert ist.

Sind wir Werbepapst?

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The Advertisement

Happy new year everybody.

Soehnlein 1964

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More GGK.

My entry in Michael Zepernick’s GGK Schwarzbuch. I wish I could publish more pages from this most fabulous book.

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Death of an Ad Agency.

Pictured below is the last remaining bit of GGK Düsseldorf: a tiny fragment of the marble staircase. Many thanks to Stefan Scheer for the photo.

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Liebe GGK.

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Liebe GGK.

The front cover of Michael Zepernick’s book about the GGK advertising agency Düsseldorf and its (their?) employees.

Idee und Copyright 1993: Michael Zepernick.
Satz und Lithografie: Jöschli:Düsseldorf.
Druck: Rosenberger, Essen.
Auflage: 500.
Dieses Büchlein ist entstanden mit Hilfe von:
F. Jöllenbeck, W. Meißner, D. Nagel, W. Rink und H.J. Schlieper.

Inside pages may or may not follow.

GGK

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Thu, 02 Feb 2006 17:40:06 GMT

Fantastic! Arnfried, thank you for the first G of GGK. If anyone else is interested, the book is being flogged here.

GGK

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