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Kraftwerk Single Covers Exhibition
Theo Darton-Moore , August 16th, 2012 08:33

45 single covers to be put on display at Vinyl Factory art gallery

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London’s Vinyl Factory art gallery are putting on an exhibition of Kraftwerk’s iconic 7” single covers.

‘Kraftwerk. 45 RPM’ will run from September 13 to October 5, displaying 45 single covers and displaying the group's unique minimalist sleeve art.

The Chelsea gallery are also publishing a limited edition book of the exhibition, with a print run of only 300 copies, which will catalogue the covers, as well as including an essay by collector Toby Mott and an exclusive 7” single of a rare Kraftwerk interview.

To pre-order a copy of the book, you can visit the VF Editions website here.

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Post-Punk Monk
Aug 16, 2012 2:59pm

I like Kraftwerk*. I like books of singles sleeves. But this is yet more ridiculously priced bullshit from the elitist running dogs at Vinyl Factory for a pamphlet of tatty sleeves obtained at great cost by some guy I've never heard of before, produced in a ridiculously small amount [to better create false scarcity] and priced prohibitively high to ensure that the proles cannot partake of this Holy Issue clearly intended for our betters!

The more evidence I see of Vinyl Factory, the more I come to despise them and everything they seem to stand for to my eyes: elitist exclusivity, criminally high prices, and the commodification of the initially populist and egalitarian Rock movement into the upper echelons of today's "owner culture." Vinyl Factory are clearly not targeting me, a working professional with a university education struggling to keep afloat in a harsh economy. No, they are targeting Tories and New Labor privileged elite who can drop $125 on this catalog, which in my hands would be produced in an edition of at least several thousand for 20% of the price!

* But what have they done for me in the last 25 years, really?
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Jason Taverner
Aug 17, 2012 1:41am

In reply to Post-Punk Monk:

I'm sure that the relevant members of Kraftwerk are mortified for not having done anything for you in the last 25 years. I'm sorry: Why do you believe that they should have done anything for you in that time span, or any earlier one for that matter? Similarly, why do you think that any given company should produce goods that meet your "standards" for affordability and rectitude? Don't buy the book. No one will notice if you don't, unless they happen to waste their time following the link you provide to your self-aggrandizement project.

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Aug 17, 2012 9:56am

In reply to Post-Punk Monk:

For what it's worth my irate American(?) friend, Kraftwerk have nothing to do with this book.

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