Mark Farrow always loved music but new he did not have the talent to be part of a band. However this did not discourage him – he saw the opportunity to make the artwork for bands so he could still be involved in this industry. After growing up in Manchester he decided to move to London to be in an ever expanding area of music.
Working in a record shop on the weekends gave him the opportunity to meet record labels and artist opening up many opportunities. A few frequent customers formed a band called The Stockholm Monsters and Farrow was asked to design the cover for their single ‘Fairy Tales’ – this is were his career began.
After this Farrow realised anything was possible if you go out and make it happen so applied for a job with a London-based design company called XL. They were popular at the time and designed for the ZTT label and Frankie Goes To Hollywood. This new job opened up the opportunity for hime to design the album art for The Pet Shop Boys – this is what he is most renowned for.