Book 1 charts at number 6, book 2 at 10. By swift and scientific calculation, book 6 should therefore chart at number 26. (And book 50 at number 202).
Photography image licencing now available via Veer
Hughes' photography back catalogue is now available from the friendliest font and image specialists around, Veer - now with branches in the UK and Europe. Sign up for their stylish and inspirational catalogues. Veer
Contemporary Graphic Design
The Fiell's new doorstop tome from Taschen features Hughes' work for Freddie Stevenson, Oxford University Press, DC Comics, NYC Mech and more.
Rian previously designed Peter Fiell's mid-century modern furniture showroom and art gallery in London's Kings Road, way back in - whew, was it really that long ago? Buy it on Amazon
Rian will present a selection of work on the theme of "Image" at the 13th International Design Conference, Berlin. 29-31 May 2008.
"Type and image are combined in the work of Rian Hughes, type designer, logo designer and illustrator. Working across disciplines, his work incorporates type as an essential part of the illustration and imagemaking process. Though this melding of disciplines may be seen as a recent trend, made possible by the Mac, it has its roots in the poster work of people like Jean Carlu, Cassandre and Alphonse Mucha." Typo Berlin
Rian at the seventh annual Friends of St Bride Library conference
While 20th century typefaces have been collected and documented in depth, custom type, in the form of the handlettered headlines that were prevalent in magazines and advertising have been somewhat overlooked. This presentation takes an overview of Rian Hughes' collection from the 1910s to the 1970s.
The seventh annual Friends of St Bride Library conference, "Seeking Inspiration", is on 15 and 16 May 2008. St Bride's site
The first of six books written by Ginger Spice and illustrated by Rian has been launched at London Zoo. Is that a stick insect Bluebell's munching on? Quick, cakes and tea all round! BBC coverage Buy it on Amazon
Industrial Romantic: Photographs
Rian has put together a personal selection of photographs spanning the period 1984-2007 for this full-colour book, available for a short time to "road test" the new digital print-on-demand technology. The future of publishing is here!
240 pages, 215mm square limpback; features many new and unseen images and a new introduction.
Available fom Lulu Publishing. ISBN: 978-0-9551376-3-1 More details and images
Comic Art Now
Dez Skinn's new and comprehensive coffee-table sized overview of the best Comic Art, Now, sports a two-tone spot varnished Hughes cover.
Published by Ilex Press. Available from Amazon
Really Good Logos, Explained
Editor Nancy Heinonen at Rockport invited four established designers to co-author a book based on a unique premise - Margo Chase, Rian Hughes, Alex White and Ron Miriello critique a selection of logos and explain what makes them work, and what makes them fall short of the mark. "Razor-sharp insights from today's top creative minds", it says here. Rockport Publishing
The AIGA Journal of Design interview: Belief in Yesterdays
"While celebrated in the British design and comics press for decades, Rian Hughes has been generally overlooked by major U.S. publications. Hughes has been credited with doing more than anyone else to elevate the sophistication level of comic book design, and recently completed several makeovers for top comics companies. Michael Dooley brings him into focus." AIGA Voice