CULT-URE: Rian in conversation on the making of the book Fiell blog
'HARDWARE: The Definitive SF works of Chris Foss' is now out
Foss' ground breaking and distinctive science fiction art revolutionized paperback covers in the 1970s and 80s. Dramatically raising the bar for realism and invention, his trademark battle-weary spacecraft, dramatic alien landscapes and crumbling brutalist architecture irrevocably changed the aesthetic of science fiction art and cinema. Featuring work for books by Isaac Asimov, E. E. Doc Smith, Arthur C. Clarke, A. E. Van Vogt and Philip K. Dick, and film design for Ridley Scott and Stanley Kubrick, this volume brings together many rare and classic images that have never been seen or reprinted before. Edited and designed by long-time Foss aficionado Rian Hughes, this is the first comprehensive retrospective of Chris Foss SF career. "It was a labour of love - hunting down old books, unearthing forgotten paintings, and where original art was not available reconstructing it from the printed version."
A limited edition comes in a transparent slipcase, with a limited edition print and an extra 8-page cover gallery section.
A reserve edition of 100 copies also includes an original Foss drawing. Buy on Amazon
Ultravox: Moments in Eden released
A limited edition on red vinyl in a 10" gatefold with a 10" booklet. Design and photography by Rian.
Interview covering the design process for the sleeve: Ultravox.org
Add your own voice to the typographic chorus with five sheets of dry transfer lettering featuring fonts available exclusively at Veer. Just rub the letters into place wherever you want to leave a message or simply write your name. Included are DF Korolev by Rian Hughes, Phaeton by Randy Jones & Kevin Cornell, Hooligan and Eloquent Pro by Jason Walcott, and Semilla by Alejandro Paul.
Print-Process - Designers for Japan
"'Designers for Japan' is a collective of imagemakers from around the world who were spurred on by the catastrophe of March 11th to do something, anything to help and to express our love for our friends and colleagues in Japan.
In association with Creative Review. All profits from the D4J print sales will be equally split between The Red Cross / Shelterbox." Print Process
The Chap magazine gets a brand new whistle
Anarcho-dandyists! Followers of Chap-Hop! Doff your chapeau to the "Journal for the Modern Gentleman", which has had its inside leg measurements taken and cufflinks adjusted for the Hughes-designed bespoke makeover as of Issue 56. The new logo is based on recent Device Fonts release, Capitol, a font which displays the sane good breeding and upright character readers of The Chap would expect... at least, before the laudanum and cigars kick in. Waiter!
Video: Rian discusses "Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s" Fiell Video