August 28 2014 Thursday at 12:03 AM

Hardware has landed

A quick video flick through of the 'fresh off the press' Hardware. Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss Foss' ground breaking and distinctive science fiction art revolutionized paperback covers in the 1970s and 80s. Dramatically raising the bar for realism and invention, his trademark battle-weary spacecraft, dramatic alien landscapes and crumbling brutalist architecture irrevocably changed the aesthetic of science fiction art and cinema. Featuring work for books by Isaac Asimov, E. E. Doc Smith, Arthur C. Clarke, A. E. Van Vogt and Philip K. Dick, and film design for Ridley Scott and Stanley Kubrick, this volume brings together many rare and classic images that have never been seen or reprinted before. The first comprehensive retrospective of Chris Foss sci-fi career. 'Chris Foss name has become pre-eminent among sci-fi artists... He is in love with the monstrous, with angular momentum, with inertia-free projectiles and irresistable objects.'- Brian Aldiss. '[Foss ] creations are real machines, not just an artist's dreams. They combine the two elements so essential to science fiction: realism and a sense of wonder... A medieval goldsmith of future eons.'- Alejandro Jodorowsky. Rian Hughes is an award-winning graphic designer, illustrator, font designer and comics artist, noted for his work on 2000AD, and Dan Dare. His illustration work is highly distinctive, wearing its design influences on its sleeve. Clients include Virgin Airways, Penguin Books, DC Comics (for whom he has designed numerous logos), Eurostar the BBC and a range of magazines and newspapers. He is the editor and designer of several books including Lifestyle Illustration of the 60s, and the recently released Cult-ure. 'One of the most successful and prolific designer/illustrators of the past 20 years' - Roger Sabin, Eye magazine. Chris Foss's evocative science fiction book covers pioneered a much-imitated style featuring vast, colourful spaceships, machines and cities. He also illustrated the original black and white edition of The Joy of Sex. He produced the UK pb covers for Asimov s Foundation Trilogy, worked with H.R. Geiger on concepts for the unrealised Jodorowsky Dune movie and on Alien, as well as on Superman. Rian Hughes is a graphic designer and artist particularly noted for his work on 2000AD titles in the 1990s, including Robo Hunter and Dan Dare, and his logo and font designs. His design work is bold and highly distinctive. [caption id="attachment_1678" align="alignnone" width="267" caption="Billy appreciates the front cover of Hardware or the comfy box, it's hard to tell.  Merci pour la photo JP!"]Billy appreciates the front cover of Hardware or the comfy box, it's hard to tell