Sharp high-res scans of the elusive poster included with the first pressing of Kraftwerk’s transcendent third album.
While looking into the backstory on Kraftwerk’s third album, Ralf Und Florian, we stumbled upon a music blog called Mostly Retro that posted these incredible scans of the rare megaposter. Included in first pressings of the record, the poster, measuring 24” by 36,” features a large comic by German artist Emil Shult. Shult was a long-time Kraftwerk collaborator. He designed and painted graphics for the band’s most iconic albums, and worked with them in the studio, as well, by writing lyrics and sound poetry for the group.
Copies of the first pressing of Ralf und Florian are hard to find in the wild, and can set you back a few hundred bucks. But these hi-resolution, full-sized scans from mostly-retro.com are a worthy facsimile. The scans reveal Kraftwerk’s playful sense of humor, an aspect of the group that’s often overlooked.
Check out the scans here: http://mostly-retro.com/2013/04/17/record-sleeve-finds-kraftwerks-megaposter/