A5/02 Philips – Twen: Realism is the Score


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 discs, 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.

This volume is part of the Lars Müller A5 series, intended as a growing archive of 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 design department at the Fachhochschule Düsseldorf and Lars Müller Publishers.

Designed by Jens Müller

Published by Lars Müller Publishers, 2009

In German and English

Softcover, 96 pages, full color, 5.75 × 8.25 inches

ISBN 978-3-03778-180-7

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