If you’re interested in graphic design, fonts and all things typography, then this is an exhibition you will enjoy. Willy Fleckhaus (1925-1983) defined the visual culture of the 1960s, 70s and 80s. Nicknamed ‘Germany’s most ex-pensive pencil’ Fleckhaus amalgamated the rationale of Swiss graphic design with American editorial design, becoming an international role model for a whole generation of magazine and book designers, advertisers and photographers.
This exhibition explains his influences and showcases his work and ideas and illustrates how his designs continue to exert an influence on today’s designers. An event called “Die Wilden 60er Jahre” on the 10th of September at the Film Forum celebrates the wild sixties and features a guided tour of the exhibition and a showing of the film “Wir wunderkinder.” A glass of prosecco is included in the €15 entry fee. There’s also a course titled “Foto, farbe raum und schrift – graphic collages” for kids aged 8+ years, where budding artists can design their own magazine title page and logo (Saturday 17th September from 2-4pm).
For more information and to make a booking click here: http://www.museenkoeln.de/portal/pages/4748.aspx?s=4748
Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln
An der Rechtschule
Willy Fleckhaus – Design, Revolt, Rainbow
August 26, 2016 to December 11, 2016