Rian Hughes studied at the LCP (now LCC) in London before working for an advertising agency, as a designer at i-D magazine and several other titles, and at two record sleeve design companies. From his studio, Device, he now provides design and illustration for advertising campaigns, record sleeves, magazines, book jackets, graphic novels and television.

For Belgium’s Magic Strip he co-wrote and drew the graphic novel “The Science Service”, published in five languages. This was followed by “Dare”, an “iconoclastic revamp of the ’50s comic hero Dan Dare” with writer by Grant Morrison, and stints at 2000AD on Tales from Beyond Science, Really and Truly, both again written by Grant Morrison, and classic character Robo-Hunter with writer Peter Hogan.

He has worked extensively for the British and American comic industries as both designer, typographer and illustrator. Other work includes title sequences for The Box, poster designs for Tokyo fashion company Jun Co.‘s Yellow Boots chain, the animated on-board safety film for Virgin Airlines, Eurostar’s poster campaign, a collection of Hawaiian shirts, a range for Swatch and a BDA International Gold Award and Creative Use of Print Award-winning brochure for MTV Europe’s Music Awards. His advertising typography earned a Campaign Press Awards Silver in 1996 and a Merit Award from the New York Art Director’s Club in 2000.

An early contributor to FontShop’s seminal FontFont range, his fonts for clients such as Mac User, 2000AD, Newquay Steam and PC Format magazine are now released via his own Device Fonts label and are available to purchase from this site. He has contributed to numerous international exhibitions, lectured widely both in the UK and internationally, and a one-man show of his work was held recently at the Conningsby Gallery, London.

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