TYPO London 2011 Places

Rian Hughes

Dividing his time between illustration and design, Rian has provided design, custom type and illustration for advertising campaigns, CD and record sleeves, book jackets, graphic novels and television. Notable work includes the animated on-board safety film for Virgin Airlines, a collection of Hawaiian shirts, a range of watches for Swatch, a BDA International Gold Award winning brochure for MTV Europe’s Music Awards penned by Alan Moore, and numerous comic book logos for mainstream comic publishers DC Comics and Marvel. He releases his font designs through his own label, Device.

Recent publications include Cult-ure: Ideas can be Dangerous, Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s, and Yesterday’s Tomorrows, a collection of his comic work which was recently launched at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, and is now available in paperback in the US.
Device Fonts
Talk: Saturday 12:00 Jeffery Hall
Device Fonts - Wilful Eclecticism
Device Fonts is the foundry of Rian Hughes. Publishing an eclectic range of styles from headline to text, functional to experimental, commissioned fonts rub shoulders with self-initiated designs. Rian will talk about the development of recent releases Korolev and Ember, the rationale behind his workhorse sans, Paralucent, and describe the research that went into his very English revival, Ministry. He will also discuss how his fonts have found all manner of uses in the real world, some of them quite unexpected.