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How Mark Wilkinson created the artwork for Marillion's Clutching At Straws

Mark Wilkinson discusses creating the artwork for Clutching At Straws, and how he reimagined it for Prog's cover...

"Clutching At Straws was not one of my best efforts back in the day, it has to be said. There were mitigating circumstances, mostly due to time. Far too much of it at the beginning, as the band were unsure about how this cover was to be approached or even if I would be doing it, and we all seemed to drift for ages. The enthusiasm at the meetings about previous album art was sadly absent. This was a dark album in all sorts of ways, everyone at the time could sense it. The cover needed to reflect that somehow. It certainly was my darkest hour as an artist!


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