Seattle visual artist Christian Petersen has cobbled together a concise, interesting visual history of electronic-music pioneers Kraftwerk, who are on the verge of another North American tour (they hit the Paramount July 1). Petersen's made GIFs of Ralf, Florian, and cohorts in action from 1970 to the present, and, man (machine), have they changed. He admits it's not exhaustive, but most people don't have the attention span for that anyway. Get a load of the trance(Europe)formations here.

Below enjoy some footage from Kraftwerk's last Seattle appearance in 2004.