Rian Hughes

Recent articles by Rian Hughes

Drawn to be wild

Issue 71, Spring 2009


Expressive, explosive and sometimes beautiful, this hand-drawn magazine lettering defies…

Isometric illustrator

Issue 55, Spring 2005


Hipgnosis. Dark Side of the Moon. Hardie’s iconic collaborations with Storm…

Home of the hits

Issue 65, Autumn 2007


Way back in 1990 new software tools, especially Fontographer, had just begun to…

Outsider art in the raw

Issue 45, Autumn 2002


‘L’Art Brut’, literally ‘raw’ or ‘crude’ art, is the term the French…

Burning issues and damp squibs

Issue 37, Autumn 2000


Architecture Must Burn is not a call to set light to your prefab office block.…

Talking pictures

Issue 11, Winter 1993


The comic book speech bubble has evolved into a highly expressive form of vernacular lettering

Where is the love?

Issue 63, Spring 2007


Letter from Rian Hughes, Devicefonts

Meanwhile, in the weird world of art

Issue 39, Spring 2001


When musicians remake an old hit, it’s called a cover version. When a painter copies an…