Klang album sleeve by Work Associates

Work Associates looked to the Germanic influences on The Rakes’ third album, Klang, to create the sleeve for the release.

Work based the imagery on Bauhaus colour theorist Ludwig Hirschfeld-Mack’s 1920s experiments with appa­ratus that generated moving projections of coloured light. “In these ‘Colour Light Plays’ multiple coloured light sources were photographed through a cut-out mask,” says Work’s Rob Crane. “So we built a replica in the computer using Lightwave software.” The result­ing letter­forms were re-drawn based on a Josef Albers stencil sans serif (which later became Futura Black).

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