Multi-talented Hughes has spanned many different sectors in the past two decades, starting off in advertising then cutting his teeth at i–D and Smash Hits magazine before moving on to and extensive career in the comics industry. He’s created the logos for many DC and Marvel titles, including Batman, Tangent, Iron Man, Fantastic Four, and now runs Device Fonts, a library of the extensive typefaces he’s created over the years. He owns an impressive collection of Thunderbirds memorabilia.
As Hughes mentions, Microgramma was a huge hit with directors attempting to depict the future. It’s used throughout the original Alien films, as well as 2001: A Space Odyssey, The Andromeda Strain, Star Trek, and even Red Dwarf. But its fans aren’t just from the screen, Radiohead used the typeface for albums The Bends and OK Computer and during the 1990s automotive companies Honda and Nissan used it on their dials.