This may interest a few designers out there, below is a link to a Kraftwerk song, it brought back memories as I had seen them a few years back and their 8-bit graphic style was very strong, simple yet different... you too can enjoy this now...
This list was complied while I was coordinating the Swinburne National Institute of Design Research NIDR masters of multimedia design course.
Simple yet strong design for their main website, flash based
'The Artwerk of Kraftwerk' takes a look at the influences on Kraftwerk record cover designs
'The Artwerk of Kraftwerk' takes a look at the influences on Kraftwerk ... the graphics have been reduced to computerised type, either dot-matrix style
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepage … rtwerk.htm
Moving the Image: Visual Culture and the New Millennium
http://www.chart.ac.uk/chart2000/papers … /gere.html
Sources for Kraftwerk stuff
images of concerts, behind the scenes, displays
links to sites
"The band is notoriously reclusive, so much so that it is rumoured that their own record company does not have their phone numbers. Another notable example of their eccentric behavior was reported to Johnny Marr of The Smiths by Karl Bartos, who explained that anyone trying to contact the band for collaboration would be told the studio telephone did not have a ringer, as during recording the band did not like to hear any kind of noise pollution. Instead, callers were instructed to phone the studio at a certain time on the dot, whereupon the phone would be answered by Ralf Hütter, despite himself never hearing the phone ring. Hütter: "The telephone is an antiquity — you never know who is calling, there is no image, it is an outmoded product which constantly disrupts work." (interviewed in Liberation, 1991) "
Here is a good site with a range of the Kraftwerk graphics...
This site has some pretty grainy shots in the close up previews, but if you look at the main page, it gives you a good overview of content kraftwerk use in their shows...
Far better close up Hi Rez shots....