Hughes features in "The simple joy of creation", an overview in the July issue of Germany's Novum magazine. Dual language English/German text.
Michael C. Lorah asks the questions. Newsarama.com
Forbidden Planet interview
Part One of an extensive interview with Rian can be seen at the Forbidden Planet International site, where he discusses influences, his early career, hairy arses and more. Features unseen paintings, rare photographs and shots of invoices. Really. Forbidden Planet International blog
Brown chooses Paralucent
Device: the choice of World Leaders. The next Prime Minister knows his fonts - Gordon Brown gives a news conference following confirmation that he will become Labour leader.
Q magazine relaunches with Ministry
Hughes' digitisation and extenstion of the Ministry of Transport font from 1933, originally designed by Hubert Llewellyn Smith, J. G. West and David Kindersley, is the font of choice for Q magazine's relaunch.
Hughes at the ICA, London
Coinciding with the release of Yesterdays Tomorrows: Three graphic novelists offer glimpses into the future of the form: in Exit Wounds, Rutu Modan of Tel Aviv collective Actus unfolds the traumas of an Israeli son whose father may have been the victim of a suicide bombing; a dream-logic fills Polish-born Andrzej Klimowski's imagery in new book Horace Dorlan; Philip Marlowe and Dan Dare are re-imagined by British designer Rian Hughes in Yesterday's Tomorrows.
Supported by Faber, Jonathan Cape and Knockabout. For more information click here
Device Fonts available as rubber stamps
For those with a craft attitude to their typography, or those just too lo-tech to use a computer (How are you reading this?) "Chase" is now available as a stamp set from the nice people at Green Grass Stamps. Get inky.
Hughes has signed to illustrate former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell's new series of books. Ugenia Lavender will be published between May to October 2008 by Macmillan. Hughes had previously designed the promo sleeve for "Mi Chico Latino", a solo Halliwell release, in 1999.
Issue 5 of Malaysia's coolest design and illustration magazine is themed "Japan Fever", and sports a Hughes cover and six pages featuring new illustration and type design work. Big Bros Workshop
Released in June 2007 - a collection of Hughes' comic strip work, all of which is long out of print. Includes collaborations with Grant Morrison (Dare, Really and Truly) Raymond Chandler and Tom DeHaven (Goldfish), the Science Service and more. Also available as limited slipcased edition of 350, with a set of art cards, exclusive to Forbidden Planet International.