Vinylize!: Paper crafters Nearly Normal celebrate Record Store Day's 10th anniversary with Kraftwerk tribute

in Inspiration / Illustration

If you love vinyl, then you'll know that Record Store Day celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday. It's an annual event that seeks to promote brick-and-mortar music shops through special vinyl and CD releases.

Historically, artists and illustrators across the world celebrate Record Store Day in a big way – most notably through Secret 7" – using their talents to pay tribute to their favourite record sleeves and musicians.

This year, paper craft masters Nearly Normal (represented by London illustration and animation agency Jelly) were honoured to work with Vinylize!, an exhibition at Concerto Record Shop celebrating the anniversary of Record Store Day in Amsterdam.

Vinylize! invited forty-five artists and illustrators to create new artwork inspired by the original design of their favourite record sleeve. Nearly Normal went above and beyond to honour their favourite track, not only did they create artwork, but also a stop motion animation and series of Limited Edition screen prints.

"One of my favourite albums is Kraftwerk - Computer World – the eighth studio album by the German electronic music band, released on 10th May 1981," says Jaime Kiss of Nearly Normal.

"Inspired by the beats repetition Kraftwerk uses to compose their tracks, and the themes of the rise of computers within society, I extended the recurrence of the elements on the album cover beyond the limits of the ordinary space to convey an invasion."

Aside from the artwork created, Nearly Normal also worked with Cintia Bertaccini and Callum Reid to create an stop motion animation clip entirely made from paper as a tribute to the Kraftwerk - Computer World track.

Continuing to pay homage to Kraftwerk - Computer World album and track, 2 posters were created: Computer World 56x76cm and Computer World - modular composition 38x56cm, printed by Mark Perronet using screen printing process on Bockingford Hot Press 300gsm.

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