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Branding Pop Culture

By Rian Hughes, Foreword by Grant Morrison


576 Pages, 8.75 x 8.75

Formats: Cloth

Cloth, $45.95 (US $45.95) (CA $61.95)

Publication Date: June 2018

ISBN 9780993337420

Rights: US & CA

Korero Press (Jun 2018)

Price: $45.95


An authoritative resource for designers, typographers, and comic book illustrators, the best of Rian Hughes's logo designs, from Batman to The Avengers to My Little Pony

For more than 20 years, Rian Hughes has been a versatile designer, illustrator and lettering artist working for international clients in the fields of publishing, music, sports, telecommunications, fashion and more. He has specialized in creating logo designs for the comic industry, notably for DC and Marvel products, including Batman and Robin, Batgirl, the X-Men, Captain America, Wolverine, The Spirit, The Invisibles, Shade the Changing Man, and The Atom. He has also designed logos for posters, CDs, and clothing, and produced branding for clients such as Hasbro, the Cartoon Network, Virgin Airways, Eurostar, and the BBC. This compendium is packed full of the best of his logo designs and offers an insight into the creative process behind his work. Preliminary sketches are shown alongside the final design, and accompanied by author commentary. An essential reference for designers to draw on in branding and other graphic design projects, the book will also fascinate anyone interested in contemporary culture. This is as good as it gets for those looking for a source of cool and inspirational logo design.


"an amazing coffee table book that deserved to be read as well as flicked through."—Bleeding Cool    

Author Biography

Rian Hughes is an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator, comic artist, and typographer. In his studio, Device, he has produced watches for Swatch, Hawaiian shirts, logos for comic brands, and an iconoclastic revamp of British comic hero Dan Dare. His previous books include Lifestyle Illustration of the 50s, Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s, and Custom Lettering of the 60s & 70s.Grant Morrison is a best-selling Scottish comic book writer, playwright and occultist. His long list of credits includes Animal Man, Batman, Doom Patrol, The Filth, The Invisibles, JLA, and 2000 AD. He was appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services to film and literature in 2012.