Out now from artist and font designer Rian Hughes self-publishes a number of books and he’s recently released the well-received 112 Hours, his fifteenth collection of fonts.
Rian is best known in the comics industry at present for his work for US comics publishers on titles such as The Multiversity and Iron Man but whose credits also include Dan Dare.
Culled from a myriad of sources, 112 Hours focuses on numbers – clock faces, tickets, watches, house numbers – this is an eclectic and broad-ranging collection which features sample settings, complete character sets, source material, and an introduction by Hughes.
• The fonts featured are available for download at devicefonts.co.uk
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.