Kraftwerk month #18 Kompilations
‘Elektro Kinetik’ (Vertigo/Phonogram 1981) and ‘Exceller8’ (Mercury 1975) front and back covers – both mid seventies compilations drawing from various albums after ‘Autobahn’ and ‘The Model’ became hits. ‘Autobahn’(Philips 1975) was a double album using artwork from the ‘Ralf & Florian’ LP and music from several different releases. The ‘Kraftwerk’ double album (Vertigo 1973) pairs the first and second albums together with a beautiful sleeve.
Peter Saville on How "Autobahn" Changed His Life - Core77
As I mentioned in yesterday's recap of the "Avant/Garde Diaries" launch event, Peter Saville related that the album art for Kraftwerk's 1974 LP Autobahn was the singular inspiration for his decision to pursue graphic design—a sound decision, considering that his artwork for the likes of Joy Division and New Order...