Willy Fleckhaus

Wilhelm August Fleckhaus (21 December 1925 – 12 September 1983) was a German designer and art director, perhaps best known as art director of Twen magazine throughout its 1959 to 1970 existence.[1][2] He was a prolific designer of book covers.[3]

Fleckhaus was born in 1925 in Velbert, Germany.[3]

He died of a heart attack at his home in Tuscany, Italy on 12 September 1983.[3]


2016: Willy Fleckhaus Design, Revolte, Regenbogen; Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln (in Cooperation with Museum Villa Stuck, Munich).

2017: Willy Fleckhaus Design, Revolte, Regenbogen im Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe in Hamburg.

2017: Willy Fleckhaus Design, Revolte, Regenbogen; Museum Villa Stuck, Munich.

further venues in preparation


Fleckhaus - Design, Revolt, Rainbow. Ed. Michael Buhrs, Petra Hesse, text (german/english) by Hans-Michael Koetzle, Carsten Wolff. Hartmann Books, Stuttgart 2017, ISBN 978-3-96070-012-8.

twen – Revision einer Legende. Ed. by Hans-Michael Koetzle (only german), Klinkhardt&Biermann, 1995, ISBN 978-3781403925.

Michael Koetzle, Carsten M. Wolff (Ed.): Fleckhaus. Deutschlands erster Art Director, (only german). Klinkhardt & Biermann, 1997, ISBN 978-3781404052.


  1. "Twen magazine - The Most Influential Magazine of All Times?". Magazine Designing. 26 June 2013. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  2. 2 years ago (14 June 2016). "Twen Magazine: 1959-1970 Many designers will be... | Type Worship: Inspirational Typography & Lettering". Blog.8faces.com. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
  3. "Willy Fleckhaus : ADC • Global Awards & Club". Adcglobal.org. Retrieved 25 April 2017.
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