Kunst features contributions from guest musician William Wilson and Swedish band Morlocks. The album cover was designed by longtime KMFDM cover artist Aidan "Brute!" Hughes. He said the album cover, a "chainsaw-wielding amazon", which Facebook removed from KMFDM's page, was created to support Russian punk rock group Pussy Riot and Ukrainian protest group FEMEN. The song "Pussy Riot" was also written in support of the former. The word "Kunst" is the German word for "art".