Steve Heller examines the 500 faces of Rian Hughes, in issue 57 of the International TypoGraphics Magazine.
"How many typefaces are too many? The more the merrier means the greater is the chance for unique expression. Rian Hughes is a principal proponent of this gospel."
New fonts - a pre-release exclusive through Veer
Mellotron and Pod - see them duke it out in animated style! A short film by the Veer creatives. See the movie
The Device collection is being updated to Opentype, and extra functionality - Central European language support, lashings of ligatures, swash characters and other Opentype extras - are being added along the way. Look for the updates of Seabright Monument, Automoto and Blackcurrant (now with the ligatures and alternate characters they always meant to have). Veer have them ahead of their release here on this site by special arrangement - say we sent you! Preview and buy Mellotron Preview and buy Pod
Illustration Now 3
Rian features in Taschen's new overview of Illustration, Now.
Updates to the Logo, Illustration and Design sections
Features recent work for Marvel Comics (Wolverine, Captain America: Reborn, Captain Britain), DC Comics (Batgirl, Batman and Robin, The Flash: Rebirth), Clairefontaine, Archaia, Roddenberry Productions, a smattering of Ugenia Lavender interior illustrations, plus other groovy stuff for other groovy clients.
Citizen! Dropping litter is a crime!
Help keep your home turf tidy in these new Device T-shirts - just out. Ordering
Forbidden Planet Vinyl Rocket released
In 1988 Forbidden Planet commissioned Rian Hughes to create the world famous rocket logo and typeface still used today. This vinyl replica, launched to commemorate the opening of Forbidden Planet in 1978, is brought to 3D life by Matt 'Lunartik' Jones. Worldwide exclusive of just 350 pieces. Forbidden Planet online
Type tart cards - the Sex issue of Wallpaper magazine
In conjunction with St Bride Library and Type, Wallpaper magazine asked designers - "from students to superstars" - to find the tart hiding in every type and create their own graphic tart cards. Wallpaper online
Sketch Book: Conceptual Drawings from the World's Most Influential Designers
Rian contributes to Timothy O'Donnell' new book on designers' sketchbooks - a truer reflection of a designer's thought processes, preoccupations, and problem-solving strategies than can be had by simply viewing finished projects. Buy it on Amazon
Drip. Dot. Swirl.
Von Glitschka's new book invites illustrators and designers to explore pattern. Rian gets an argyle sock to work with. Buy it on Amazon