a second profession

a second profession

a second profession

After the war, Willy Fleckhaus began a career as a journalist, and during the 1950s he wrote on a wide variety of social and cultural topics, first for the Fährmann magazine and later for Aufwärts, a Cologne-based youth periodical of the German trade union movement. In 1953 Fleckhaus also took over the design of Aufwärts. His first layout featured minimal texts all accompanied by all-caps headlines and large-scale photos. The effect was raw and showed the hand of an amateur, but the beginnings of the signature style are present.

After the war, Willy Fleckhaus began a career as a journalist, and during the 1950s he wrote on a wide variety of social and cultural topics, first for the Fährmann magazine and later for Aufwärts, a Cologne-based youth periodical of the German trade union movement. In 1953 Fleckhaus also took over the design of Aufwärts. His first layout featured minimal texts all accompanied by all-caps headlines and large-scale photos. The effect was raw and showed the hand of an amateur, but the beginnings of the signature style are present.

After the war, Willy Fleckhaus began a career as a journalist, and during the 1950s he wrote on a wide variety of social and cultural topics, first for the Fährmann magazine and later for Aufwärts, a Cologne-based youth periodical of the German trade union movement. In 1953 Fleckhaus also took over the design of Aufwärts. His first layout featured minimal texts all accompanied by all-caps headlines and large-scale photos. The effect was raw and showed the hand of an amateur, but the beginnings of the signature style are present.

Aufwärts magazine, issue 12, 1956. Cover designed by Willy Fleckhaus. Poto by Horst Baumann.

Aufwärts magazine, issue 12, 1956. Cover designed by Willy Fleckhaus. Poto by Horst Baumann.

Aufwärts magazine, issue 12, 1956. Cover designed by Willy Fleckhaus. Poto by Horst Baumann.