Today Nine Inch Nails revealed the covers for the four editions of Hesitation Marks at www.nin.com. Each features a different work of art by Russell Mills, who created the artwork for 1994’s The Downward Spiral and several other Nine Inch Nails releases from that period.
“This renewed collaboration very quickly suggested massive potential for the strange and the familiar to collide and collude in works that I hoped would encapsulate, by allusion, suggestion, metaphor and association, the conceptual ideas imbued in the album as well as in the undertow of its sonic world,” says Mills, who has also produced artwork for albums by such artists as Brian Eno, David Sylvian and Peter Gabriel and for books by Samuel Beckett, Ian McEwan and many others. “I’ve tried to make works that obliquely allude to the essence of the subject matter, to its emotional core. I hope that they will invite multiple readings.”