Ideal World: James Marsh’s work with Talk Talk

James Marsh's vivid, dreamlike covers for Talk Talk's discography turn up on list after list of Best Album Covers. Their appeal is timeless: nearly thirty years on -- unlike so many great covers of that era -- Marsh's images don't seem dated. There's a sureness, a sense of precision and balance, that carries throughout his body of work, combined with a bright, lush palette and a naturalist's eye for detail -- and he has the trained illustrator's deft hand for problem-solving and the difficult art of communicating ideas through image alone.

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