WILLY FLECKHAUS / TWEN

PRINT IS MINT

Willy Fleckhaus, one of the most influential art directors in post-war germany co-founded and art directed the German youth bible Twen magazine from 1959 until it folded in 1970. Through his work he uses typography to realise his visual ideas, often substituting images for large type and vice versa.‘Fleckhaus saw the opportunity to combine the typographic creativity of US editorial design with the new hard-line Swiss graphic style. He developed a complex 12-column grid system from which came some startlingly dramatic page designs. His trademark was the change of scale between the basic elements of the page. Of the many magazines hailed as classics of their time, Twen is one of the few that genuinely looks as strong today as it was at the time and continues to exert influence and attract praise.’ Here are a collection of spreads from throughout Twen’s history.

Photographs courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/photos/29091615@N03/

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Analogue Friday

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This is a windowscape from Ard Bia a wonderful cafe near the Spanish Arch in Galway. They have delicious food. I went in one morning and had a coffee and gluten free brownie which was simply scrummy.

Wishing you analogue adventures this weekend. Have you Urbexed? My friend S and I have been breaking into ehrem ‘forbidden’ parts of our city and finding all sorts of delights in the urban landscape.

I’m about to make Apricot & chocolate Tart for a Cook Book Club I’ve just joined. First session is recipes out of Moro.

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Surrey Glow Worm Quest

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If you’re looking for a photographic challenge then wildlife macro at night is guaranteed to keep you amused and frustrated in equal measure.

Glow worms (Lampyris noctiluca) come equipped with their own bioluminescent light source, and with a bit of research shouldn’t be too difficult to locate in the right environment. But in the dark simple tasks become considerably more complicated.

These ‘worms’ are in fact a beetle. On summer nights the flightless female glow worm climbs a grass stem,, or other vegetation, and emits a bright chemical light from her lower abdomen. This luminous display attracts the flighted male glow worm and mating begins, at which point the happy couple turn out the light and retire to bed together in the undergrowth.

In the UK glow worm numbers – or at least the number of people reporting them – have diminished over the years. Light pollution from sprawling urban areas may…

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