Hardware: The Definitive SF Works of Chris Foss (special edition)
Limited Edition
Chris Foss

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.

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Rian Hughes

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

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    2. Limited Edition presented with an exclusive print
    3. Presented with an exclusive signature sheet signed by Chris Foss
    4. Featuring work for books by Isaac Asimov, E. E. ‘Doc’ Smith, Arthur C. Clarke, A. E. van Vogt and Philip K. Dick
    5. Also includes film designs for Ridley Scott and Stanley Kubrick films
    6. Limited to 500 worldwide


    248pp, including exclusive 8-page cover gallery
    Printing: - Part 1:
    157gsm Chinese matte art, case bound, sewn, flatback, black head & tailbands
    ><Printing - Part 2:
    Matt laminated 4-colour book case with spot UV and 5th colour silver
    Signature Sheet:
    printed 2-colour (metallic silver, black) on 150gsm matte art paper, bound in, individually hand-numbered, signed by Chris Foss
    Print title:
    The book also contains a signed original print of the cover art for Perry Rhodan 2: The Radiant Dome
    Limited to:
    500 copies
    300 x 230mm
    Printing Type:
    printed 4-colour plus 5th colour silver on 310gsm matte art board.

    Product Details

    • ISBN: 9780857685599
    • Dimensions: 310 x 240 mm
    • Hardback in slipcase: 248pp
    • Publication date: 25 July 2011
    • Illustration detail: Colour illustrations throughout
    • All authors:
      Chris Foss , Rian Hughes

    About the Book

    Foss's groundbreaking 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. This is the first comprehensive retrospective of Chris Foss's sci-fi career.

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    2011 Chris Foss