Marvel Masterworks sketchcards
Randomly inserted into Marvel's new collectable series, shown below is the complete set of cards drawn by Rian:
Device Font Collection 11 released
The new Device font collection, "The Sirens of Bear Alley", is now available for purchase. From Glamdeco Revival to English seaside whimsy, by way of eroded microfiche and missile branding from San Diego's Midway aircraft carrier, the new collection is versatile and varied. New releases
An evening with Rian Hughes at the Art Director's Club, New York - now online
The Art Directors Club in New York was recently the venue for an evening of genteel design discussion and civilized refreshment with British illustrator, graphic designer, comics artist and typographer Rian Hughes. This event is now online for your viewing pleasure. See the webcast here
Here at Device, we think geeky girls are tops. Announce your inner sexy geek to the world at large with ChicGeek, available in the Shop (see Shop tab above). Available in Raspberry Pink and Baby Blue fitted Ts, and black normal Ts for the geek-fan gents.
More ChicGeek designs will be released later in the year.
Some say atheists shouldn't have a logo on principle. Shown here (and now available to buy in the Device Shop - click tab at top), is Rian's take. "Good not God" says it all - a positive message to wear in this age of growing unreason. Show you support for enlightenment values, and being nice to boot! In black and white, of course, because that's how it is.
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