Illustrator Rian Hughes has designed the cover for Chinese design magazine Xfuns’ September issue. This work, (alternative cover pictured) and other work including a recent illustration for a Japanese interiors magazine, will also be part of his first solo exhibition in ten years. The exhibition – at Coningsby Gallery, London W1 – will also encompass ’25 to 30 experimental pieces of non-commissioned work,’ says Hughes. It takes place from 22 September to 4 October.
The visual identity combines the club’s “illustrious heritage” and “future glory” with an eye to digital platforms and more casual fans.
The week-long festival will also host speakers including interaction design expert Daljit Singh and representatives from Heatherwick Studio.
His installation for London Design Festival draws on a number of inspirations, from clubbing in the 1990s to fake Crimean villages.