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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 287 pages
  • Publisher: Hushion House; Har/Cdr edition (October 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3931126862
  • ISBN-13: 978-3931126865
  • Product Dimensions: 24.9 x 17.3 x 2.7 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 975 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,772,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Rian Hughes lives in London/UK

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Format: Hardcover
I first became aware of Rian Hughes in the pages of a trendy independent comics magazine called ESCAPE, in 1983. The short strip I read there, NORM, is included in this book, but it's just a tiny fraction of a fraction of the broad range of Commercial Art Rian has produced during the course of the past twenty years.
Part Retro, Part Techno, Rian's Hip Fifties-influenced style remains remarkably unique and instantly identifiable. His negative space logo for the Vertigo comic book, THE INVISIBLES is just one of a thousand brilliant designs he has graciously collected together in this beautiful hardcover collection.
The book includes a CD of font samples and desktop patterns. Buy two and give one to a friend for Christmas.I cannot recommend this book highly enough. If you're not familiar with his work, you can get a taste of it over at his Device website.
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Format: Hardcover
As a graphic designer, I found this book to be very inspirational- both in design and illustration. I have several dozens of art and design books in my library, and I can definitely say that this book is in the top 3 list of my favorite art and design books. The pages are extremely colorful and full of eye candy that anyone can appreciate. If you enjoy character-based art/design then you will definitely love this book. Looking through this book, I was very surprised to find that Hughes did the designs for a lot of the (trance and house) music that I listen to...definitely an added bonus. Whether you are a designer, illustrator, cartoon, and music fan, I highly recommend this book.
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Format: Hardcover
I first became aware of Rian a while back, but stumbled across his website and his excellent collection of fonts. Then I spotted the drawing on the front whilst walking past it in the bookshop and I couldn't resist but to get it.
It's filled with many of his excellent designs, enough to give anyone inspiration, with design commentaries on many of them establishing the reason behind them.
If you love bright bold vector based art, you'll love the book and the freebie CD!
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HASH(0x9f39a18c) out of 5 stars Jam-packed with Cool Stuff! Sept. 26 2002
By Richard Starkings - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I first became aware of Rian Hughes in the pages of a trendy independent comics magazine called ESCAPE, in 1983. The short strip I read there, NORM, is included in this book, but it's just a tiny fraction of a fraction of the broad range of Commercial Art Rian has produced during the course of the past twenty years.
Part Retro, Part Techno, Rian's Hip Fifties-influenced style remains remarkably unique and instantly identifiable. His negative space logo for the Vertigo comic book, THE INVISIBLES is just one of a thousand brilliant designs he has graciously collected together in this beautiful hardcover collection.
The book includes a CD of font samples and desktop patterns. Buy two and give one to a friend for Christmas.I cannot recommend this book highly enough. If you're not familiar with his work, you can get a taste of it over at his Device website.
HASH(0x9f39a45c) out of 5 stars Great inspiration for any graphic designer or illustrator Sept. 4 2003
By Muffin McFurry - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
As a graphic designer, I found this book to be very inspirational- both in design and illustration. I have several dozens of art and design books in my library, and I can definitely say that this book is in the top 3 list of my favorite art and design books. The pages are extremely colorful and full of eye candy that anyone can appreciate. If you enjoy character-based art/design then you will definitely love this book. Looking through this book, I was very surprised to find that Hughes did the designs for a lot of the (trance and house) music that I listen to...definitely an added bonus. Whether you are a designer, illustrator, cartoon, and music fan, I highly recommend this book.
HASH(0x9f39a894) out of 5 stars A vector marvel! Sept. 1 2004
By DCCJ - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is a highly recommended resource for all you graphic artists that use Illustrator/Freehand for a living. It goes to show what a good program combined with a imaginative artist can produce.

Don't let the cutesy cover fool you. Hughes' body of work spans from child-oriented graphics to R-rated in some cases. His style is a mixture of grafitti, retro, and cartoon reminiscent of house, techno and rave graphics.

I noticed that I've seen a lot of his art in products and have enjoyed them even before I knew about this book. I purchased this book blindly and have to say that it is one of the best buys I've had in awhile.
HASH(0x9f39ac60) out of 5 stars A truely excellent book Oct. 26 2002
By P A Hamill - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I first became aware of Rian a while back, but stumbled across his website and his excellent collection of fonts. Then I spotted the drawing on the front whilst walking past it in the bookshop and I couldn't resist but to get it.
It's filled with many of his excellent designs, enough to give anyone inspiration, with design commentaries on many of them establishing the reason behind them.
If you love bright bold vector based art, you'll love the book and the freebie CD!


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