Sir Peter Blake – Spirit Of Talk Talk edition book
Karl Michael Armer – Communication Arts.
The visual imperium of James Marsh is a world that must be looked at twice if you don’t want to fall into a trap. Much is different than it seems at first glance. Eye pupils turn into clock faces, what looks like a colourful bird is actually an artificial creature made up of many little birds.; and then there’s an even more uncanny bird, a wonderful dove of peace – except that under its breast it carries a cruise missile, a double agent for war & peace. It’s pictures like these that have made him one of the top illustrators of Great Britain.
NOVUM gebrauchsgraphik 1991 – Karl Michael Armer
It must also be noted that the band’s album covers were just as influential on music packaging. And while many acts/labels would commission this work from different designers over time, Talk Talk instead teamed up with one talented individual – artist James Marsh – to create a memorable collection of album cover images that still impress and inspire 25 years later.
Mike Goldstein & RockPoP Productions for the Album Cover
Hall of Fame.com
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.
Cover Our Tracks USA – Lara Kristin Herndon
Sounds & Vision, James Marsh – Test Pressing Mag.