Posting about Comics Britannia (below) reminded us to post about a fantastic book we picked up recently, Yesterday's Tomorrows by Rian Hughes.
Hughes is an illustrator, typographer and graphic designer. We first came across him (unkowingly at the time) as teenagers, when we picked up Revolver magazine, a kind of more grown-up, rock'n'roll version of 2000AD. He'd created the logo for the magazine, and designed and art directed it's brilliant lead story, Dare, a reworking of the classic Eagle character Dan Dare.
Yesterday's Tomorrows is a great collection of various strips by Hughes, including Dare, as well as featuring a stack of background sketches cover artwork, concepts and illustrations. It took us right back to the future.