Rian will be talking at Typo London 2012
The theme this year's conference is "Social", and Rian will be talking about the stories behind his book, "Cult-ure: Ideas can be Dangerous". Free stickers for the best questions afterwards! [posted 22/8/2012] Typo London tickets and information
Rian's Artbox now on eBay Bid now!
Update: The auction raised ?910. Bidding was fierce. Thanks to all who bid.
Artbox: Hughes customises the iconic red Phone Box
From the Artbox site: "The classic British phone box was designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott to commemorate King George V's Silver Jubilee. This year we've got a Diamond Jubilee and London 2012 to look forward to, so we decided we needed to do something to celebrate. That something turned into BT ArtBox. It's a campaign that thrives on the nation's artistic talent. Then later on we'll be auctioning all the boxes off to raise money for ChildLine's 25th anniversary." Artbox website Rian's Artbox
Rian speaking at the Bookseller Conference at the British Library
June 20, 2012.
Your Days Are Numbered magazine
Issue 2, just out (May '12) features new interviews with Rian Hughes, James Jarvis, Yuko Shimizu and Jeff Lemire. Read it online
Rian interviewed on Valiant Comics' new logo design
"The visuals for the Valiant project draw on the 23-year history of the brand and franchises while refining some of them to better work in a 21st century marketplace. We recently had a chance to discuss the new Valiant look with Hughes, who discussed the challenges of rebranding a comics universe as well as his own philosophy on comic book design." Bleeding Cool
Filmotype Power and Filmotype Major join Filmotype Modern
The ongoing project to digitise Filmotype's classic library of mid-century American type styles continues. "Major" can be found on Dr. Seuss' "One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish", and Power on "With the Beatles". Hughes used "Modern" on Knockabout's book cover designs in the 90's, and relished the opportunity to create careful and accurate Opentype digitisations of the family. Produced from the original film negatives, they have been expanded to include numerous alternate forms, ligatures, and international character sets. Filmotype Power Filmotype Major Filmotype Modern
Types for the New Century
The Stationers' Company stages a major exhibition featuring around 100 examples of contemporary typography and type design from the last ten years from leading designers around the world, including Hughes' "Ember" and "Maraschino". The works will then be exhibited at venues around the country and abroad, including the legendary Bauhaus. A collector's catalogue to accompany this fabulous exhibition is available. Types for the New Century
Rian on the Typography jury at the 50th Design and Art Direction awards D&AD
Rian to speak on culture and Cult-ure at Red Tape, Royal College of Art