Dividing his time between illustration and design, Rian has provided design, custom type and illustration for advertising campaigns, CD and record sleeves, book jackets, graphic novels and television. Notable works include the animated on-board safety film for Virgin Airlines, a collection of Hawaiian shirts, a range of watches for Swatch, a BDA International Gold Award winning brochure for MTV Europe’s Music Awards penned by Alan Moore, and numerous comic book logos for mainstream comic publishers DC Comics and Marvel.
He releases his font designs through his own label, Device. Recent publications include Cult-ure: Ideas can be Dangerous, Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s, and Yesterday’s Tomorrows, a collection of his comic work which was recently launched at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London, and is now available in paperback in the US.
In his current Book »CULTURE: Ideas can be Dangerous« Rian is turning to the processes underlying design and communication in general, and how it in turn affects the social culture.