Jens Müller (ed.)

Philips – Twen

Der tonangebende Realismus / Realism is the Score

Between 1961 and 1968, the legendary German 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 the record covers, Twen-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 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, the rare series is reunited in its entirety and documented in this publication.

Winner of the 'Die schönsten deutschen Bücher 2012' Award

Edited by Jens Müller, labor visuell at the University of Applied Sciences Düsseldorf
Design: Jens Müller

14,8 x 21,0 cm, 5 ¾ x 8 ¼ in
96 pages, 103 illustrations
2009, 978-3-03778-180-7, German/English
20,00 €