Steve Averill nominated the artist and graphic designer Russell Mills:
Inspiration can come in many forms from visual, musical and spiritual sources. We each define and divine from the cornucopia that we encounter in life. Many of those who offered me stimulation in the visual world are no longer with us - Barney Bubbles, Rick Griffin and Reid Miles to name but three. I have long been aware and an admirer of the work of Russell Mills. From his early work with Brian Eno - both the album cover designs as well as their book More Dark Than Shark - through to his gallery installations and his work with Nine Inch Nails.
So it was a pleasure to meet him in person when we shared a stage at the recent Offset event in Dublin. The real inspiration came from meeting and talking to Russell and being able to hear him talk about the ideas and thought processes behind his work and to then see some of his work close up at the accompanying exhibition. But it was from the man himself and his attitude to his work and life that I drew some personal motivation.
Work by Russell Mills: